SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have a lot of research experience, but no medical/volunteer/leadership experience because I've only recently considered medical school. I have one year left in college, and I'm still trying to decide between grad school and med school. But, if I do end up choosing medical school (which would require that I take a year off after college), how much will having only 1 year of clinical/volunteer experience and no leadership experience hurt my application? I would still want to continue with research, so I'm hoping that will help a little, but I'm still worried about my lack of experience in all the other areas.