1. Nevermore1

    How do medical schools check hobbies listed on AMCAS?

    I am now an accepted student at an US medical school. In my AMCAS application, I listed free-diving as a hobby and mentioned I am a certified free-diver, but I was not certified until one week after I submitted the application. Before being certified, I mostly free-dived without certificate when...
  2. Perchperkins

    Do medical students and doctors have time to pursue hobbies and have a social life?

    Hi folks! Hopefully I’m posting this in the right section. I’m a premed student and I love science. However, I also have other hobbies like painting, creative writing, hanging out with friends and what not. I understand that medical school is very demanding and that many students become burnt...
  3. Dr.LivingstoneIpresume?

    UMD Pre-Med Blog (Writers and Readers Wanted!)

    Hi everyone! The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at the University of Maryland has started a blog for pre-med students! The blog consists of various topics of interests to pre-meds like medical news, famous doctor bios, medicine in film, and many interesting opinion pieces. The...
  4. jordij94


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    Knitting and Crochet as AMCAS Activity

  6. 100chickadees

    Hobbies in Experiences Section?

    Hey guys! Working on my experiences section and I've got everything down. I have 12 relevant, meaningful experiences that are all volunteering, research, ECs, etc. I also have a few hobbies that are really important to me including running, music, rock-climbing, backpacking, and hiking. I was...
  7. M

    How to support my SO who is having a crisis?

    My SO is a 1st year Med student and recently told me he doesn't feel like he's the Alpha in our relationship anymore. He also said he feels boring and uninteresting because he's constantly studying and is struggling to find ways to differentiate from his classmates. Im having a hard time not...
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    Non-Trads: Is becoming a physician a good idea for someone who has a lot of serious hobbies?

    Hi everyone--I'm a post-bac student about to start my journey towards medicine. I'm in the transitional period of being a journalist to becoming a student again and am about to take all the pre-req classes for medical school in just one week. I was wondering if becoming a physician is a good...
  10. MotoMadchen

    Hobbies as Extracurricular Activities on VMCAS

    I've decided that I'll be listing some of my hobbies under extracurricular activities in Experiences. However, I'm unsure what to put under "Organization" for some entries. For example, I've taken piano lessons for many years and listed the teacher/studio I studied under. But I've also been...
  11. CuriousBastard01

    Pain Management - Hospital vs Private Practice

    I would like to get some opinions here. I am at the point where I am starting to think about my specialty. I do believe I am competitive enough to match into good residency programs. I am thinking about orthopaedic surgery , rads and anesthesiology ( then go into pain management). Ortho is...
  12. J

    AMCAS Activities - To Include or Not Include?

    I am struggling with deciding to put piano instruction in my AMCAS section. I was taught for 12 years (from 2001 to 2013) and stopped official instruction literally two weeks before I started college. However, I have played the piano in my downtime many times since then. I actually wanted to put...
  13. G

    Hours for Hobbies and Descriptions?

    I'm kinda confused on how you would fill in hours spent for hobbies/interests. For example, if I were to put Cooking/Baking, how would I put the hours for that? Also, it seems it is required to insert an end date, which doesn't make sense because I still engage in that activity. Also, for...
  14. G

    "Unprofessional" Interests/Hobbies?!

    I feel a little idiotic asking this, but what are the dos and don'ts of what to put under Interests/Hobbies in the application? I already have medical related experiences, along with plenty of interests. Question is: are my interests acceptable to put on the application? For example, I love...
  15. BioForLife

    What are your hobbies?

    Yes, I know it's another "hobby" thread but I'm always really interested to read about what pre-dents and pre-meds enjoy doing in their spare time. For me, it's reading, writing, watching anime, exercising, and I'm getting into using fountain pens. How about you guys?
  16. Juice Loosener

    Including Alcohol Related Interest on Hobbies & Interests section

    I sent in my ERAS last week including 'craft beer' amongst my list of some 20 hobbies/interests. Under advice of a good friend I thought it would be okay to leave it in. After talking with some others today who highly disapprove, I worry that I may have made a big mistake leaving it in. Will...
  17. M

    Forgot "Hobbies and Interests"

    Hi Guys...have a kind of serious problem. I forgot to fill in the "Hobbies and Interests" section of the application! I have already applied, so I can't change it anymore. I was actually editing the text to make it really nice (sitcoms, music, some of the stuff I was going to mention), but I...
  18. optimisticallypassingorgo

    Is teaching considered a hobby?

    I'm not currently applying to med school, but I was looking over secondary applications for some schools and saw one of the questions asked about hobbies outside medicine. My question is; does teaching count as a hobby? I am currently an Arabic TA at a private weekend school, and I plan to...