Clinical experiences include shadowing or volunteering in a setting related to your field of study. They are most common in healthcare fields such as nursing, mental health, and social work. They give you a first-hand look into the daily life of a health care professional and allow you to become familiar with how a clinic, hospital, or organization runs. Depending on the program, you may be provide care and treatment to patients. Clinical experience are important for advancement to medical school and for future employers to see that you have a good understanding of your field and are committed to helping people.