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Would the hours be flexible if a pre-med student works in a hospital?

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Jose ! Great question! This can vary, first for volunteering the hours are flexible in terms of once or twice a week but for an employment it may be more rigid. If you are a scribe for example, these are positions that do require training, and you can definitely work as a part-time premed but they do require a 2 year commitment. Times are usually flexible though for part-time positions and these type of opportunities do give you a leverage for medical school. I would double check this information Jose but from what I know, clinical volunteering is important for medical school but certain paid employment positions in a clinical environment gives you a benefit too. I would still suggest volunteering as well, but giving diversity in terms of these positions do help! Scribing is mostly beneficial with shadowing physicians, sometimes students cannot shadow and therefore with scribing they have this opportunity to interact and see the life of a physician upfront. Please check the websites below for more information as well!

I hope this helps!
Best of luck!

Yasemin recommends the following next steps:

https://www.scribeamerica.com/faq/
https://students-residents.aamc.org/aspiring-docs-fact-sheets-get-experience/five-ways-gain-experience-without-shadowing
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Kruti’s Answer

This can vary, first for volunteering the hours are flexible in terms of once or twice a week but for an employment it may be more rigid.
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Vivian’s Answer

I know that there are pre-med students that work part-time at a hospital because they cannot work full time! It is absolutely possible to schedule your time with the hospital and figure out what shifts you can or can't work. I previously volunteered at a nursing home before and it was up to me to schedule what times I wanted to come in. However, if you are looking for a paid job in the hospital then I would suggest asking if they do offer flexible schedules. It depends based on the hospital but most should be flexible especially if you work part-time!
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