Clinical & Community Experience

There are many ways to gain experience and get involved in clinical and community settings. You don’t have to do them all! Give priority to engaging in activities that:

  • Demonstrate your interest in healthcare and understanding of what providers do.
  • Matter to you! We’re here to help you find the opportunities that resonate with your passions and aspirations. 
  • Help you grow and develop professional competencies like empathy, collaboration, problem-solving, resilience, flexibility, cultural humility, and communication skills like active listening, clear writing, and speaking.

Experience working with patients is important as you prepare to apply to a health professions program, but gaining experience spans beyond just patient care. Consider working or volunteering both in clinical environments and within your community, and participate in on-campus student organizations.