Pre-Med Q&ACategory: Summer ActivitiesNeed for patient hours
AvatarHiba Abdulhadi asked 10 months ago

I am majoring in Neauroscience and I am going into medical field. I was wondering, do have to have patient hours in order for me to get into medical school? I did volunteer at a hospital for 2 years, I am working as a pharmacy technician now, and am doing a research this year. Should I apply for another job in the summer to have some patient hours?

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AvatarJudy Huynh answered 10 months ago

Hi Hiba!
No, you do not need it, but medical schools love it when you do have patient interaction. It depends on what you do as a pharmacy technician, but patient interaction requires you to directly talk or work with the patient. I would look at a few of the medical schools you want to apply to and see if they have required number of hours for clinical experience/ patient interaction. Volunteering at the hospital does counts as clinical experience. 
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-Judy PMH Advisor 

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