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Question Membership in honorary societies

What comes under membership in honorary societies?
is it state medical council or blood banks and all that stuff?
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Memberships in societies such as American Medical Association or other institutes in your country would fit here.

Am not sure what you mean by State Medical Council, do you mean your country by "State"? if so, then yes, put it.

Am not sure how you become a member of a blood bank!

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thank you......there are memberships for certain voluntary organizations like blood banks as well....got confused...
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skip the blood banks.

Mention only Professional organizations similar in profile to the American Medical Association.

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i had joined doctors without borders and redcross in january this year.
in doc without border was put in a national volunteer pool but havent gone on any expeditions yet, in red crossi have just joined it but had done much work with them..is it ok if i put both of thses under this heading?
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i had joined doctors without borders and redcross in january this year.
in doc without border was put in a national volunteer pool but havent gone on any expeditions yet, in red crossi have just joined it but had done much work with them..is it ok if i put both of thses under this heading?
Yes absolutely, Doctors without Borders and Red Cross are highly appreciated by Program directors, also don't forget to mention them in experience section (as volunteer).

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but i am not sure what to mention it it...
as i have not done anythign under them , i just got registered under them.. any inputs will be very helpful
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but i am not sure what to mention it it...
as i have not done anythign under them , i just got registered under them.. any inputs will be very helpful
I'm not sure but I would just put member of... in there.
As for doctors without borders, I don't know if I would put it in there.... because they could think that docs without borders could call you to assign you to an expedition (last time I checked you can't say no, not sure if that has changed), so PDs could think that you can't complete their Program.
But I'm not an expert here...., any other opinions?
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well I don't think Doctors without Borders is like the Police you have to go with if they come for you..
nevertheless, any member should be aware of their current policy..
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Yes absolutely, Doctors without Borders and Red Cross are highly appreciated by Program directors, also don't forget to mention them in experience section (as volunteer).

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Sorry to kick in but I have a question
When you do volunteer work eg Red Cross they are going to give a card or certificate?
If yes then till how long it is applicable to put in your résumé
If I did Red Cross volunteer one year ago can I still use it?
Or it's better to do volunteer close to Match application process like for LORs?
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What comes under membership in honorary societies?
is it state medical council or blood banks and all that stuff?
I put both being a member of the AMA and a member of my state's medical council (in India) under the "Membership in Honorary/Professional Societies" section of ERAS. Whether that latter had any weight, I can't say. I doubt it hurts however. Clearly, the AMA membership would hold more weight though (or any other U.S. or internationally recognized organizations).
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