I graduated in May and plan on entering med school in Fall 2017. I have applied to a ton of jobs and so far have been offered a part time job in the travel industry and a full time research assistant position at my alma mater. Taking the part time job would mean living at home and saving most of what I make while shadowing, volunteering at a free clinic, and studying for the MCAT. If I took this job I guess I could always keep applying for other stuff. The research position would mean moving back to where I went to school, which I could handle but don't necessarily want to do, and living paycheck to paycheck due to high cost of living there while also squeezing studying in. The research position requires a two year commitment. I have about 110 hours shadowing physicians and did 4 semesters of "research" (but mostly just data entry) in college. No considerable medically related volunteer service or patient contact outside of shadowing. What should I do?