Practical experience is one of the most important aspects of your professional school application, and it will also help you make sure you have chosen the right career field. Click here to read about the HSAC's philosophy on practical experience. Below is a list of some ways that St. Mary's students have gotten practical experience in the past.
Note: Keep track of your practical experience hours religiously. Knowing exactly how many hours you have volunteered/worked in the field will help you later on with the application process, especially with schools that require a certain number of hours. Veterinary schools and physical therapy schools are especially strict about having lots of practical experience.
Mary B. Cheseldine
Volunteer Student Services Coordinator
St. Mary's Hospital
PO Box 527
25500 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650