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Pre-med Jobs: the 7 Best Websites to Start Your Search

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As a pre-med, there are many ways to gain clinical experience to help shape your perspective of medicine. One way to do this is to find a job in healthcare. Whether you are planning to take a gap year or enter medical school straight from undergrad, there are countless job opportunities to help you strengthen your application. Listed below are just a few of the websites that I used to help find which pre-med job was right for me. Happy hunting!

Top websites to start your search

If you are still trying to decide whether or not to take a gap year, this is a great site to start with. Not only does BeMo provide a comprehensive evaluation on the pros and cons of gap years, but the site also lists a variety of pre-med jobs to look into. Personally, what I love about this site is the fact that BeMo gives both clinical and non-clinical job prospects. 

As a pre-med, one of our greatest resources is Reddit. This social media platform is a way for students to learn and engage with other pre-medical students. If you are someone who likes to crowdsource for good job opportunities, then I recommend downloading the app or hopping on their site online.

While Atlantis does not provide pre-med jobs, it does provide shadowing opportunities for students to gain valuable clinical experience. Participating in a program like Atlantis will allow you to receive healthcare exposure for a certain amount of time. Afterwards, you could pursue a variety of jobs that may not be clinically related. 

Getting certified is another way to gain more hands-on experience in a clinical setting. If you are interested in getting certified, the American Red Cross provides training for a variety of courses, such as certified nurse assistant (CNA). Additionally, if you want to work as a caretaker, courses in first aid and basic life support are also worth looking into through the American Red Cross. 

  • Your local community college / vocational school 

While the American Red Cross does provide a number of certification courses, your local community college or vocational school may provide you with additional opportunities. Courses for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), phlebotomists, and medical assistants (MAs) are often found through these sites. Note that certifications for these jobs may take months, so it is important to plan ahead if these are fields you are interested in working. 

Working as a scribe is a common job for pre-meds. Not only do you get to work in an emergency department, but you have the opportunity to build relationships with physicians and other healthcare professionals. As a scribe, you also learn how to enter data into electronic health records, a unique skill to have as you apply to medical school. If you are not interested in long-term certifications, getting trained to become a scribe is quick and easy. 

Since the onset of the pandemic, many medical schools are looking to see how students have been spending their time during COVID-19. Working as a contact tracer is a great way to remotely interact with patients. Oftentimes, hearing that you have COVID is overwhelming and stressful. By learning how to empathize and communicate with upset patients, you have the ability to develop vital skills for medical school.

Finding a pre-med job is a great way to make money while gaining valuable clinical experience. However, if you are concerned about time constraints, there are other opportunities that can provide valuable healthcare exposure, such as Atlantis shadowing programs that occur over school breaks. Ultimately, what you choose to pursue should be something that you enjoy. Taking the time to find unique experiences is a great way to embody the qualities medical schools are looking for.

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Atlantis is the leader in pre-health shadowing and clinical experience, offering short-term programs (1-10 weeks) over academic breaks for U.S. pre-health undergraduates. Medical schools want 3 things: (1)healthcare exposure, (2)GPA/MCAT, and (3)certain competencies. Atlantis gives you a great version of (1), frees you to focus on (2), and cultivates/shows (3) to medical school admissions committees.

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