I applied last cycle... didn't get accepted, but I've decided to keep trying and boosting my stats as best as I can.
My biggest difficulty at this point is getting letters of recommendation. I had no idea that CASAA would wipe out our previous evaluations... it was difficult for me to get them to begin with. I'm not sure why they would do that esp since it hasnt even been a year since they were submitted.
So now I am back to square one on evaluations. I feel bad asking the same people for evaluations again, so I'm trying to get new evaluators. I've submitted one from my ethics professor. I thought he knew me better than anyone else having read and commented on the multiple writing assignments. It's probably not conventional, but I feel at peace about this choice.
I've started volunteering at a clinic about 2-3 hrs a week. Side note: I never knew getting a volunteering position would be this difficult because theyre at capacity. The 2-3 hrs a week is the most I can get from them. So my question is- would it be inappropriate to ask the coordinator to be my evaluator after having volunteered for only a month?
In my quest for the third letter of recommendation, I may have to work as an instrument tech full time which means I would have to quit my job(non medical field)/ career for that. Same question as above, would it be too much to ask for a letter of recommendation one month into the job?
I have others who could be my evaluators, but they are not in the medical field. I have a counselor and fitness studio employers, but I don't think they would be relevant...
I am running out of ideas, and it's been a very difficult process for me(as well as everyone else here). I've applied to multiple patient care related positions since the beginning of this year, but there were no interviews scheduled which is why I decided to take the volunteer route... but even that is proving to be difficult.
My timeline centers around one month because that is when I plan to submit my application.
I'd love to hear your thoughts, advice, ideas, experiences, etc.