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    Everyone keeps saying to me that you won't get accepted if you have no volunteer work and it's really started to worry me that i won't get into med school without it. I have tried most of the places by home and haven't had a reply from any so there's nothing really much i can do. Any advice??

    Ps. Me and my friend both tried for this hospice volunteering and she has been offered it but i haven't heard anything and it's been a few months. Should i email them to check if they got my application or is that rude? If i should email them, any advice on how to phrase the email as i don't want to come across rude.
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    What I usually do is send a paper application with post it note telling them to email a a confirmation of receipt (email me saying they got it...) If there is no email in a few days, I usually make a phone call. It's much more direct... And they can hear the passion in your voice...

    In your case, drop an email saying that you've been anxiously waiting for a reply because you'd love the opportunity to help/work with/shadow a professional to gain vital knowledge of the field and to prove to yourself that this really is for you.
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    (Original post by AMaster1)
    What I usually do is send a paper application with post it note telling them to email a a confirmation of receipt (email me saying they got it...) If there is no email in a few days, I usually make a phone call. It's much more direct... And they can hear the passion in your voice...

    In your case, drop an email saying that you've been anxiously waiting for a reply because you'd love the opportunity to help/work with/shadow a professional to gain vital knowledge of the field and to prove to yourself that this really is for you.
    OK, thanks for the help!
 
 
 
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