Certain types of clinical experience are more highly valued by the program than others. Broader experience with a variety of patients across the lifespan in a variety of situations and settings is considered stronger experience than narrowly focused technical experience.
A minimum of 1,000 hours, paid or volunteer, of (hands-on) patient-care experience is now required. A few examples of positions that provide this experience are:
- Emergency medical technician
- International medical graduate
- Licensed vocational nurse
- Medical assistant (back office)
- Physical therapist
- Respiratory therapist
- Registered nurse
The above list is just a small sample of health-care occupations and in no way indicates that your profession would be excluded from consideration.