University Career Center

Step 1 - List Patient Care Experiences

Step 2 - Compare Experiences to AAMC and/or ADEA Guidelines (see Resources). Any concerns? Yes or No?

  • If Yes, Proceed to Step 3. If No, Stop here. You can include in your application(s).

Step 3 - Evaluate Number of Concerns and How Severe They Are?

  • Think about strength of your application with and without these particular experiences
  • Determine your comfort level in discussing experiences you participated in beyond your training/licensure.
  • Are there other ways admission committees could learn about this trip/experiences anyways? (i.e., from letter writers? from other students? from affiliation with organizations?)

Step 4 - Make Decision to Include Experiences in Your Application(s)

  • Make sure you…
    • Highlight positive experiences
    • Realize door is now open to any and all questions
    • Are always honest
    • Realize you may end up acknowledging participation in activities beyond your training/licensure
  • Be prepared to explain what have learn about…
    • Potential harm to patients
    • Potential harm to yourself
    • Ethical lessons learned
    • Have you encouraged others to avoid these Situations?


  1. Clinical Experiences Abroad Guidelines . . . 
  2. Recommendations for Students Considering Clinical Experience Abroad
  3. On Campus Pre-Health Advising Appointments . . . 
    • a. Career Center: #734-764-7460 
    • b. Newnan LSA Advising Center: #734-764-0332