Professional school admissions committees want evidence that you know what you're getting into. They want you to have a first-hand understanding of day-to-day activities in the health-care profession you aspire to join. Spending time shadowing a physician, dentist or veterinarian, working on a volunteer ambulance crew, completing paid or volunteer work at a hospital, nursing home or hospice will prove crucial. The experience also will allow you to confirm your goal to become a health-care professional.
SUNY Brockport students are fortunate to have access to local health-care facilities that offer a variety of clinical settings with options for volunteer and in some cases paid positions. Letters of recommendation from the professionals you interact with provide strong support for you applications for admissions.