Volunteer, Research and Clinical Opportunities
Although the following sites may have resources that are specific to that location (LA, Chicago, NY), they also list national and international links for a locaiton that fits your needs. These sites may also give you ideas on what you could do in your own community. For example, USC may list Reins of Life for their local area but Reins of Life is a national organization so look up your local chapter. If USC lists a local camp for special needs children, look around your area for a similar camp. These lists are great for showing you all the different places you can obtain volunteer and clnical experiences.
Think outside the box when it comes to clincial and service opportunities. Be resourceful. If an opportunity does not exist, create an opportunity! Contact your home doctor for suggestions and opportunities. If you go to school in DC but live in Chicago and want to return home for the summer, look up premed offices in Chicago and check out what resources they list for their own students. Use your networking skills!
Ideas for Service and Clinical...looks great on your applicaiton
- Tutor someone this summer in a subject you know well (language, math, science, english)
- Work alongside a physical therapist helping an athlete recover from ACL surgery
- Work alongside an occupational therapist helping someon recover from a stroke
- Workout at the gym with someon recovering from bariatric surgery
- Teach a salsa class at the senior center
- Deliver meals for Meals on Wheels
- Serve breakfast every Friday morning at local free Breakfast Program
- Deliver art supplies to patients at the local hospital and work with the occupational therapist on fine motal skills recovery
- Sign up for Best Buddy over the summer.
- Sign up to teach swimming classes.
- Be a camp counselor for a special needs camp or work at a camp for children battling chronic illness.
- Shadow your hometown doctor.
NOTE: Newport Premedical Consulting, LLC does not recommend or endorse any particular program listed above. Programs are listed as a point of resource. Students must conduct their own research to determine if a program fits their needs.