I’m a second year student at a competitive college that was aiming to apply to medical school in the next cycle of 2022 so I could matriculate to medical school right after graduation. Everything was going as planned in terms of grades, research, extracurriculars despite the pandemic. However, I do not have any clinical experience (volunteering in a clinical setting, etc). I’m currently shadowing one primary care physician for about 60 hours and I plan to shadow 2-3 more people in different fields this summer and beyond, so I’m not particularly stressed about that part. However, it’s been impossible to find remote volunteering opportunities that are considered “clinical” for obvious reasons. I’m a full student on campus so I can’t even leave the campus to go get some professional certificates (EMT, CNA, etc) and work in a hospital. What should/can I do? Yes, a gap year is an option even if I do not prefer it but wouldn’t a gap year only provide with a couple of extra months of clinical experience, so adcoms will see that I started late and did not commit too much time to it? I’m afraid it wouldn’t demonstrate a long term consistent activity, unless I took at least two gap years (which is very much not ideal). I’d appreciate any advice because I’ve been stuck in this rut for a while now.