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I am starting my premed journey and currently studying for the MCAT with plans to apply to the MD programs at U of C, U of A and Memorial University of NL. I'm currently 29 years old and have been a social worker for 8 years. I work in addiction & mental health. I had tons of volunteer experience during undergrad up until around 2014 or so. So none of my volunteer experience is recent. This included over 5 years of volunteer work in mental health, and I definitely have stayed in touch with volunteer supervisors that would still verify the experience. My GPA is 3.95 and with a Bachelor of Social Work being my background a great deal of time over the next year will be studying for the MCAT. So I am wary of balancing that with an already challenging career, and adding volunteering to the list may be too much. Will this make my applications weak? I certainly have recent experience working with vulnerable populations. And extensive recent experience in program development for youth with complex AMH needs. But this is paid experience.
Hi guys, I was wondering whether or not to include the TRAINING I received to become a volunteer as a separate entry in ABS or not. The reason I am asking, is because I have two volunteer positions, one in hospice and one as a research assistant, and both required I complete very lengthy online training and online certifications. For example, for hospice, it was a 13 hour online training that required tests, small essays on a range of topics ranging from palliative care, infectious diseases, caregiver stress, ethics and so on. Likewise for the research assistant position, because it is connected to a long-term care facility, all volunteers had to undergo training on how to care for elderly patients, modules on ethics etc even though my position doesn't have anything to do with that. I am wondering if it's worth making separate entries for these things, or if it is self-explanatory that all volunteer positions must have included training? Thank you!
Hi All, I'm not really sure what the difference between a volunteer and extracurricular activity is. I "volunteer" my time for "extracurricular" activities, and my "volunteer" activities are "extracurricular" because they occur outside the university curriculum. This is why it's kind of confusing. Someone told me that extracurricular activities are activities done in school, and volunteer activities are activities done outside of school (like in the community). What do you all think? Thank you very much!