I was just curious how college sports look as far as Medical school applications go? I have gotten mixed reviews. I play football at a division 3 college in New York for four years. Obviously it does not make up for terrible grades, but I was just wondering what kind of weight it pulls as far as an application goes. I mean it was a 5 hour time commitment 6 days a week during the fall AND spring semester, so I feel as though med school admissions committees look at a kid who did that, as well as all the "normal" extracurriculars like tutoring, volunteering, shadowing, ect. and managing to maintain a well GPA through all that says a lot. However, my "pre med" club advisor at my school claims playing sports in college are useless and does not help at all to gain matriculation. Any input would be great! Thank you!