Health care experience

Experience in a health care setting, especially a clinical setting, is strongly recommended. As a hospital volunteer, for example, you have the opportunity to interact with patients in a supportive role, observe the day-to-day activities of a physician and participate in a health care delivery system. Such experiences allow you to better assess your interest in a medical career, recognize some of the demands of patient care and demonstrate commitment to medicine.

Throughout the year, Connecticut College premed students may volunteer at various hospitals and clinics in the area, shadow local physicians and participate in our student-run EMS program. Positions available involve the Emergency Department research associate program, patient transportation, installing lifeline monitors in patient homes, working with the oncology team and providing information about the hospital to patients and their families. We also offer a Paramedic Internship Program. This program includes a weekly seminar taught by the paramedic staff first semester and four twelve- hour ambulance call shifts second semester.

There will be an information session early fall to learn more about these opportunities. If interested in community service contact the Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS) at 860-439-5058 for an interview.