Above is correct about diversifying yourself. Take up a hobby and post it on your AMCAS. AMCAS is not just about putting things you think sound impressive and what the ADCOMS might find important. Its also for you to put what is important to you, what defines you. Anyways, enough preaching. Your biggest weakness is probably that you have only done "some" hospital volunteering. I don't know what some means, but it doesn't sound like a lot. My advice is to volunteer once a week at a hospital until at least May 2010.Hey guys I need your advice. What should I do between now and the summer when I start applying to med schools? Here is a brief summary of my resume:
36 MCAT, all 12s
3.7 GPA from Ivy League College
2 1/2 years research experience, 1 publication
3 semesters immunology TA
mentor for local trailer park kids, on the e-board for the school club
shadowed 3 physicians
some volunteering experience in hospital.
What should I being doing to become a better applicant before I apply this summer? What is my biggest weakness?
Also what kinds of schools should I be looking into? Like what would be a reach and a safety?
Thanks a lot.
you can put hobbies in the "work/activities" section on the primary app. part of the idea about hobbies, and EC's more generally, is that you are doing something you are passionate about and contributes something to someone. so, merely playing intramural tennis is not a great EC to include, but starting a tennis club, being team captain on a collegiate team, or giving tennis lessons to high school kids are more ideal activities.noob question
so where do you put your hobbies and such in your resume?
another noob question what is adcom? is there a sticky somewhere about this stuff sorry
There is a category called Extracurricular/Hobbies/Avocations where you can list them.so where do you put your hobbies and such in your resume?