So i will be applying in May 2018 and was wondering what I could do to improve my overall package while i still have a semester till the application opens. As of now I have a 3.2 GPA and plan on it going up this semester and next. I have over 100 shadowing hours. I have worked as a ful-time dental assistant for one full year. I don't have many volunteer hours, but plan on getting those within this winter break and spring semester. (any recommendations in places that are good to volunteeer at by the way??) I want to get at least 60 hours before May. I have been in 3 organizations as an active memeber and am currently VP of a dental shadowing program in an organization that I am in on campus and wil have done this for a year by the time i apply. I have mentored for a semester. Done undergraduate research for a semester. I plan on working with kids and have worked at a YMCA summer camp for 1 summer. Is there any recommendations on what else I could do? I know i dont have much time till i apply but what else can help? I want to stand out. I know I have a unique story, but i also know my package matters. Do those spring break medical/dental trips help? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks guys and good luck to all.