AAMC: Tips for Highlighting Non-Medically Related Experiences

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For college students, there are countless opportunities to develop skills in the core competencies outside the clinical setting.

Sometimes making the connections between what is learned from non-medical related experiences and applying this knowledge to being a physician isn’t easy. But if you look at the AAMC core competencies, you’ll see that medical schools look for evidence of pre-professional competencies such as interpersonal skills, cultural competence, teamwork, oral communications, ethical responsibility, dependability, and reliability. For college students, there are countless opportunities to develop skills in these competency areas outside the clinical setting.

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