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Medical Experience. Will it matter when applying to med schools?
So, I goto The Ohio State University, and I'm currently a pre-med student, biology major. I'm only a second year, but I'm curious about the future.
I have a ~3.2 GPA, and I know that med-schools' averages are normally much higher.
My question is the following: will medical experience matter when applying to med schools?
I work as an orderly in the local hospital, and have been doing so for summer break, every year. I pick all the supplies for all the cases, help with patient transport, take patients to pre-op/post-op, transferring from beds to surgical tables, etc etc.
If I don't make the typical 3.8 GPA cut, will my experience count for anything? I will have about two years worth of experience in a surgical setting, plus LoR out the wazoo. Just curious...