||04-30-2012 10:31 PM
I searched for this and couldn't find much for pod schools.
Is volunteering important for Adcoms? I haven't had a "steady" volunteer job in the last couple of years. I've done random stuff on the weekends and stuff through my fraternity, but nothing like hospital volunteerism 8 hours a week like I used to.
I imagine I'll get interviews without any steady volunteerism, but I also know that something like 80% of med school matriculants did steady volunteering (no info on pod school).
Any thoughts? Is it worth doing some some volunteering this summer to pad my application, or don't bother? Realistically, I'd rather not volunteer this summer so I'd only be doing it for the application and not "for the right reasons" - if you know what I mean.