It's More Than Just Grades
What are you truly passionate about? What motivates you to make a difference in the world? This passion could be turned into a project, which showcases your characteristics as a person.
Health Care Experiences
What better way to make sure you want to be in healthcare than by shadowing? You can start with a Family Practitioner and move into other areas. Gain experiences and possible references. Consistent and committed shadowing will go a long way in not only making you a mature applicant, but making sure others see you as prepared.
Keeping a Journal
Keep a journal and use it to record thoughts on your experiences. Activities come to life with reflection. Topics to consider writing about may include: Why one chose their profession, shadowing, or volunteering. This journal will be very helpful when it comes to writing your personal statement.
Community Service and Volunteering
Working in healthcare means having a heart of service. This means wanting to give back to the community (in both health related and non-health related ways). Find something enjoyable and go forth! Spend dedicated and committed time in service areas.
Research experience can provide you with the opportunity to work with faculty, learn skills beyond the classroom, use research methods, and engage in critical analysis. Research allows a better understanding between theory and practice using innovative and creative thinking.
Getting into professional school is not about completing a magical checklist. It's about desiring to be a better person and better future healthcare professional. It's a complex process and we're here to help!