Your interests and desires in the medical field will definitely change with experience, and this is why medical schools and advisors suggest exposing yourself to health-related fields early and often. Also, as admission to medical school becomes more competitive, it is very important to differentiate yourself through your personal experiences, internships, and job opportunities. The AAMC has constructed a list of “Core Competencies” to gain entrance to medical school, and a majority of these skills are acquired during volunteer experiences, summer internships and jobs. Although finding opportunities can be difficult, this information is meant to serve as a roadmap to help you find the pre-medical experiences that are right for you. In order to find experiences that are right for you, do some research on fields that interest you and tailor your internship/job search towards your interests. This will help you enjoy the experience, demonstrate your capabilities, and gain insight into possible future careers.
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