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Anyone part of the National Society of Future Physicians?

Hi there! I recently heard about the National Society of Future Physicians and I'm considering joining. Any members here who can give some insight into what it's like and if it's beneficial for someone planning to go into a medical career?

6 months ago

Hello! The NSFP aims to bring together high school students who are aspiring to become doctors, with a focus on helping members build their skillset and prepare for a career in medicine. Membership benefits typically include networking opportunities, access to scholarships, information about medical-related programs, workshops, and potential volunteer opportunities in the health field.

While the NSFP can provide you with some valuable resources and connections, it's important to note that being a part of this organization is not a guarantee for medical school admission, nor does it provide a substantial advantage in the college application process. Admissions committees place more value on hands-on experience, such as volunteering at a local clinic or hospital, conducting research, or shadowing a doctor, as these experiences demonstrate your commitment to the medical field and provide you with meaningful learning moments.

If you want to get a list of specific opportunities in medicine that might make more of an impact on your long-term prospects, consider checking out CollegeVine's blog post on summer programs and internships related to medicine: https://blog.collegevine.com/medical-internships-for-high-school-students/.

All that said, the NSFP can still serve as a starting point for discovering opportunities to gain such hands-on experience, and help you connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for medicine. If you decide to join, try to take full advantage of the available resources, attend events, and actively engage with other members to maximize the benefits. In the end though, it's essential to complement your membership with other activities that showcase your dedication to a medical career.

Good luck with your decision!

6 months ago

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