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Stephanie Bravo

When I was premed I did CPR/AED training and volunteered at my local hospital in the ER and Maternity Ward. It didn't get to do much in the ER, but in the Maternity Ward, I did infant hearing tests, which gave me direct contact with babies.

I had friends who got certified as phlembotomists and EMTs for real hands on experience. Another route is to become a medical assistant where you can get that exposure without going through a long-term rigorous training process.

Answered 3 years ago

Stephanie Bravo
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Barret Goman

I am not, by any means, involved in the medical field. However, a friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Venezuela where he practiced his dental skills.

The program is called VIDA Volunteer Travel. I don't know much about it except that it is geared toward all medical students. Hope this helps and good luck!

Answered 3 years ago

Barret Goman
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Christopher Bunger

You could look at becoming an EMT and Paramedic in your area.

Answered 1 year ago

Christopher Bunger
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Elizabeth Lehto

Medical missions are a great experience, however, they can be a little hard to get into as a pre-med student. If you speak a foreign language, look for a trip to that country since they always need translators for these sorts of things. There are many programs that do medical missions, so ask around at school to see if they have any affiliation with a specific program, or an internet search will give you a wealth of opportunities.

Depending on where you live, your state may have a chapter of Flying Samaritans, a really great organization that takes trips down to Mexico to set up a free medical clinic for community members. Premeds and medical students often go on these trips to help out and get practice with basic medical skills. https://www.flyingsamaritans.net/Web/Sams/default.asp

You can also look into programs that set up clinics at homeless shelters. You won't get to travel, but you will get a great opportunity to practice your skills and help out those who really need medical care.

Answered 3 years ago

Elizabeth Lehto
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Julia Valeria Monge

Look into the National Youth Leadership program. They have a medical conference that teaches you how to do all those things!

Answered 3 years ago

Julia Valeria Monge
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Kylie Harmon

Some schools have programs, such as study abroad or doctors without borders, that will help you travel and gain experience. You can also volunteer for missions. There are a number of humanitarian organizations that will allow you to volunteer and the basic medical skills that you have would be a great deal of help to them (plus that kind of stuff looks great on a resume). You could also contact your local red cross branch. And if you are looking for a money-making traveling experience you can try contacting a traveling medical personell company like club staffing. They can give you more information about education requirements for that. Hope that helps!

Answered 3 years ago

Kylie Harmon
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Gaye Barclay

Get on one of the missionary programs that go out of the country. Volunteer with the Red Cross.

Answered 3 years ago

Gaye Barclay