Healthcare Experience Advice
Posted by underground629 on February 14, 2013, 1:01 am
I'm currently taking post-bac premed courses full time and would like to work part time in a healthcare field. I was certified as an EMT (basic) relatively recently, but without any experience, connection, or a very open day-time schedule, those applications haven't exactly been successful. Maybe I'm searching for an opportunity that doesn't exist, but I'm not ready to give up yet. Does anyone have suggestions for a part-time healthcare job (I'd have a realistic shot at) considering the circumstances? I've applied to be an EMT, ER Tech, and Patient Care something or other. I also interviewed with Specialty Care but eventually realized they only offer full time commitments. What other healthcare jobs without lengthy certification "look good" to AA programs? I can't find on-the-job-training opportunities or other positions I'd qualify for as an EMT basic. |
I'm also interested in hearing feedback on how important healthcare experience is for admission. I talked to one of the head people at South and he said he doesn't think it's correlated with being a successful AA, but other admissions people certainly value it. I assume that basically sums it up, but I'm curious if most accepted students have much quality healthcare experience. I've read on here that a number of people didn't have any, but I still don't have a good sense of the "avg accepted student." It would be nice if more programs posted the statistics of accepted students. Sorry, this got a little long...any feedback would be appreciated though. Thanks.