FOR PREMED STUDENTS | Gain Clinical Experience & Get into Med School



You Will Need Clinical Hours

Medical schools need to know that you understand what it’s like to work in the healthcare field before you devote yourself to a lifelong career. As such, if you are thinking about medical school, having clinical experience on your application is an unwritten rule.  

Few people realize this at the outset, but if you are aiming for a post baccalaureate (postbac) program and a career as a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), a Physician Assistant (PA), a Nurse Practitioner (NP), or a number of other options, you will need as many as 2,000 clinical hours in order to graduate.

Volunteering Is Important, but Not Enough

While volunteering or shadowing a doctor will give you some experience, learning what it is like to be a medical professional through observation alone is difficult. Hands-on patient care experience is considered more valuable as you gain real-life insight into the day-to-day interactions and demands of a healthcare practitioner.

Get Valuable Clinical Experience and Get Paid

Within a few short weeks you can prepare for and receive a nationally recognized certification and become a Phlebotomist, an EKG Technician, or a Pharmacy Technician. Once you have your certification, there are a hundreds of jobs in the New York area alone.

A certification in an allied health profession, such as phlebotomy, will give you a flexible and rewarding option for earning your clinical hours.

From Our Students

Our classes are often filled with premed students from NYU, Columbia, and Hunter College among others. Here is what one of our recent students had to say about her choice to pursue a Phlebotomy Technician certification:

"Really good schools require upwards of 2,000 clinical hours of work and they really want for those clinical hours not to be shadowing but to be something where you really have your own patients that you're hands on with. There are things that they recommend, like becoming an EMT, or like being a nurse which is very hard to do when you are a full time student. Getting certified as a Phlebotomist, seemed like a perfect option because I will have my own patients. I took this class while I was on my winter break. More than anything, I can work on the 2,000 hours while I'm studying. I want to try and get everything out of the way as soon as possible. So instead of taking a whole year off to do clinical work, I can bang it out while I'm still in class."

Current Education: Columbia University, Physician Assistant postbac program

ICC Education: Phlebotomy graduate, class of January 2019

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Visit us at 17 Battery Place, Suite 636, New York, NY or call us at 212.335.0711 to learn more about our school, Institute of Career Continuity. Your success is the only thing that matters to us!

About Us

We are a women-owned business, and as most founders, we are inspired by our unique backgrounds and experiences. Our President spent most of her career in medicine and our Head of Academics’ is a 35+ year veteran of higher education academic administration with advanced degrees from Columbia University and 20 years of deanship experience.

We wholeheartedly believe that with our unique approach to career planning, education, and job placement support, we can make a real and lasting difference in your life.

We have developed over 20 NY licensed programs that provide students with nationally certified credentials in clinical and administrative medical professions.

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