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Doing a few projects over a few months vs longer time

doctorrr-t

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Due to covid, this summer is going a bit different than I anticipated. I’m currently doing 3 volunteering projects/internships that will end before I begin school. I’m a bit worried that unlike other extracurriculars, all of them are only about 1-3 months long. Although I’m enjoying my time very much, I don’t know how good it will look on the resume when adcoms see that I haven’t spent too much time on it. I’d love to hear what you all think about this and any advice on extracurriculars that aren’t so long, etc
 

HouseJC

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I think a lot of pre-meds are going to be in the same boat given the COVID-19 situation, so from that perspective, I think you should be fine.

Rather than focusing on the hours (and # of months), which I understand can quantify your impact, you should focus more to explain how these extracurriculars help you grow as a person and why they made you want to pursue medicine.

Also, are you a non-trad? If you are a non-trad, you should have more than enough experiences for the 15 AMCAS slots so you don't have to discuss COVID-19 short-term initiatives.
 
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