Healthcare/Clinical Experience

In order to be competitive applicants to health professional schools, it is critical you gain experience in a relevant healthcare setting. This can be volunteer work in a hospital, student-run clinic, pharmacy, dental office, or other health-related setting. Paid experience includes: scribe, certified nursing assistant (CNA), medical assistant, pharmacy technician, EMT, paramedic, etc.

Most hospitals and clinics have established and structured volunteer programs that will provide you with shadowing and clinical experience.