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Becoming a Competitive Applicant: Volunteering

Show that helping others is important to you.

A common answer when ask why students want to join a health profession is to "help others." Altruism is an important part in becoming a healthcare professional and a good way to demonstrate commitment to the common good is through volunteering. Volunteering does not need to be in a healthcare field. Students should seek out opportunities and organizations they identify and care about, which can include a wide range of volunteer activities.

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