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i want to know as an img how important is volunteer work.... and by that i mean actually going through ngos and doing work... like through msf or something... is it compulsory... what are other factors like this that help??
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When it comes to volunteer work, usually the questions is which is better stay home (reading USMLE) and doing nothing else versus doing volunteer work. In such case the answer of course you do volunteer work.

But if you can do USCE instead of volunteer work then USCE is better.

Volunteering is highly regarded by PDs and very good for your CV. Check the Volunteer- tag link at the bottom of this thread.

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When it comes to volunteer work, usually the questions is which is better stay home (reading USMLE) and doing nothing else versus doing volunteer work. In such case the answer of course you do volunteer work.

But if you can do USCE instead of volunteer work then USCE is better.

Volunteering is highly regarded by PDs and very good for your CV. Check the Volunteer- tag link at the bottom of this thread.

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ok how about like this.... i am studying for step 2 now... will be doing usce..... for sure... so should i spend like a month doing volunteer work .... my friend is suggesting we should do that but i would rather focus on studying.... i'm confused now
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