Exposure to clinical medicine will help you evaluate whether a career in healthcare is the correct fit for you. This kind of experience is important to medical schools. When evaluating your competitiveness, all medical school admissions offices consider your exposure to “clinical” or patient-contact experiences. Some schools have a specific number of clinical experience hours required, while others expect your experience to be spread over a number of settings. With use of AMSA’s information and this guide(PDF), you will be able to find or develop meaningful clinical experience.