Dandine

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This isn't the first time I've had an extracurricular conflict on here, but I decided to word it slightly differently. Basically, I'm going to be resuming volunteering and continuing research. Class-load wise, I will have mostly easier courses but also biochem (unless I drop it). So once again, it's a matter of figuring out which will be the most manageable extracurricular.

Based on this schedule, I am between the following options:

1: Work on leadsrship skills

2. Take hobby seriously...

3. Do both...but ditch all efforts to seek feedback on hobby

So...any ideas?

EDIT: question answered, thank you!
 
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Thanks for letting me know. Which forum section would I put this in, though? I thought that this was the main section for pre-med (allopathic) questions.
 

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I would go with #1.

Considering the amount of time you will invest and the impact of #1 and 2 will give on your application, #1 seems to be more concrete and efficient.
 
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Whoops, sorry. I misplaced my post. I didn't realize I was in the school-specific discussions. Is there a way to move this to the pre-med allopathic forum?
 

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If you really enjoy #2, then I would say do both. It looks like #1 has more benefit from an application standpoint, but even basic hobbies on your application show that you're a well-rounded person. Since you say you enjoy #2 as a hobby, it would be something "fun" to do besides school and extracurricular obligations like the club. If you end up having an extra time to commit to #2, go for it and if not, at least you have a good time doing it.
 
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Bumping in case anyone is interested (since I accidentally put this on the wrong forum initially)...
 

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It depends on what your other ECs are? Like are you at 14 and its between these guys?
 
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Hobby, unless you do not show leadership anywhere else on your application. E hobby will stand out more and give you something interesting to chat about on interviews that you can show enthusiasm about.
 
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It depends on what your other ECs are? Like are you at 14 and its between these guys?
I wouldn't consider myself swamped with extracurriculars--honestly my schedule right now is on the "lighter" side. But to be more specific, the one I have for #1 would require a good amount of time commitment, whereas the other would be one where I could come and go at it as I please (unless I really want to improve/accomplish something). I could theoretically do both, but that would mean that the hobby couldn't take precedence.