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can I get advise on what sort of extracurricular I should do to help get into med school. I know that work experience and volunteering are really important, but they are kind of cliche. Is there something unique that I can do that would make my application look good.
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Work experience in a medical environment is definitely best
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can I get advise on what sort of extracurricular I should do to help get into med school. I know that work experience and volunteering are really important, but they are kind of cliche. Is there something unique that I can do that would make my application look good.
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Although something like pole-dancing or Morris Dancing may make you stand out
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Although something like pole-dancing or Morris Dancing may make you stand out
In your personal experience have those activities also been useful in your career as a GP, when compared (for example) with more traditional skills, such as a good grounding in chemistry ? :lol:

And at which point in a patient consultation would you introduce them? Also do you need health and safety clearance for the pole, particularly given your age ?
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can I get advise on what sort of extracurricular I should do to help get into med school. I know that work experience and volunteering are really important, but they are kind of cliche. Is there something unique that I can do that would make my application look good.
Do what you love! It’s not what you do but what you learn from it
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In your personal experience have those activities also been useful in your career as a GP, when compared (for example) with more traditional skills, such as a good grounding in chemistry ? :lol:

And at which point in a patient consultation would you introduce them? Also do you need health and safety clearance for the pole, particularly given your age ?
One of them, at least, has forwarded my career considerably, I suspect (I decline to say which!) and have certainly been more use than Chemistry!

I now introduce them at the point I want the patient to leave, as given my age (and other attributes), they are no longer always a positive addition! I have full H&S clearance and significant reinforcement for the pole :lol:

You are so missed on TSR (by me, anyway). Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year x
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One of them, at least, has forwarded my career considerably, I suspect (I decline to say which!) and have certainly been more use than Chemistry!

I now introduce them at the point I want the patient to leave, as given my age (and other attributes), they are no longer always a positive addition! I have full H&S clearance and significant reinforcement for the pole :lol:

You are so missed on TSR (by me, anyway). Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year x
I still browse occasionally out of curiosity, but it no longer takes over my life at medicine application time.

Your reply gave me a good laugh

Hope you also have a good Christmas break, whatever that consists of as a busy GP. Try to take a break from TSR too !
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