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Old 12-12-2014
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Hello guys! I have a query. I have applied for volunteer research work at various places. I am also planning to take my Step 3 in 3 months. And start volunteer work after that in Oncology. My question is, how significantly it would increase my chances of matching? I have a low step 2 score and want to take any possible chance to increase my chances of matching in Internal medicine. Will appreciate your input guys.
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Volunteer work is not really helpful, at all, it is better to do an Observership, in that way your letter of recommendation will reflect that you were involve in clinical activities and patient care, when you put volunteer in your application, PDs imagine you were playing the guitar in the waiting room of a geriatric clinic, not helpful at all
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Volunteer work is not really helpful, at all, it is better to do an Observership, in that way your letter of recommendation will reflect that you were involve in clinical activities and patient care, when you put volunteer in your application, PDs imagine you were playing the guitar in the waiting room of a geriatric clinic, not helpful at all
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Research to be done for the sake of just doing it can be picked up on pretty quickly.
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