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5 months ago
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ways to find extracirruclars for med/health science??
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hi im a freshman and i aspire to become a peditracian,but i dont know any extracirruclars to do instead of HOSA,dos anyone know anything else i can do as a fourteen yr old or in the future??Thanks

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5 months ago

You could join or found a biology club at school and serve in a leadership position. Volunteer at your local hospital. Science Olympiad. Taking college courses during high school in biology, anatomy, and physiology. Creating a youtube channel that covers health science topics and targets young people. Do research with a professor. Start a nonprofit that benefits an aspect of health science.

Source: https://www.collegevine.com/questions/9689/astronomy

Start a podcast where you interview different people who work in the healthcare industry. For your biology club, "you could do different biology labs, you could invite a biology professor from a local college to call in and talk about their job and what they've been researching, you could have students in the club create presentations about interesting new biology topics and then discuss them (ex. GMOs, the RNA vaccine, etc.)."

Source: https://www.collegevine.com/questions/9504/ec-suggestions

HOSA- show a commitment over time and serve in leadership.

Source: https://www.collegevine.com/questions/9289/are-these-strong-projected-extracurriculars-this-is-not-a-chance-me

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5 months ago

In your freshmen year, at least from my experience, finding any opportunity is difficult. However, you could try to look into your local hospitals and see if they are accepting high school volunteers or try searching for a research opportunity that allows you to work with medical related topics. If you still have trouble, you could try to directly email certain professors and ask if you can help them in their research but you need some level of proof that you are interested in their research and that you are capable of topics in their research. Other than that, I suppose you can start a blog or Youtube channel for medical related info? I am sorry that I can't get into specifics because I found barely any programs for freshmen when I was a freshman and instead just went to volunteer at a library for that year (which is also a option for you too of course as extracurriculars don't necessarily have to pertain to your major).

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5 months ago

Check and see if hospitals in your area offer a student volunteering program or an internship you can apply to!

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a month ago

Great, thanks!

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