Hello everyone. I need some help/guidance.
I plan on applying to different medical schools and taking the necessary classes/tests. I've been volunteering at the oncology nursing unit in a hospital as well.
My life/physical science teachers have told me to get more involved into the field by looking for part-time jobs in research labs, volunteering at other places in addition to the hospital, etc.
How can I go about looking for a job in a research lab? I'm actually not very familiar with any. Also, assuming I were to be accepted into medical school, I hope and plan to become involved in orthopedics or sports medicine. Should I look into job/volunteer opportunities in physical therapy/sports medicine clinics? If so, how can I go about finding places as well?
What else can I do to become more involved in this field? I am quite sure I want to pursue this field, so I'd like to get to know as many aspects of it as possible.
Also, I took an EMT accelerated course through CPC about 1.5 years ago. I passed the course and field tests, but I never actually took the LA county test to become certified. If I would like to take it now, does anyone know if I have to retake the entire EMT course again? I will do it again (and I actually know I'll get more out of it this time...the last was just hell...too many problems at the time)if I have to. But if I don't have to do it again, do I just need a refresher course?
BTW, I live in Los Angeles, California. Any help is greatly appreciated.