So, I met with a nontrad who is in her second year of residency and the take home message I got from her was you need to package and market yourself in a way that med schools will remember you; be different; do something different when it comes to volunteering and extra curricular's She went to an allopathic school in california with a 1.7 undergrad GPA, no graduate work, some research (hated it), a 32 MCAT, and got mostly A's in her prereq's. Currently, like I said, she is a 2nd year resident and spoke very strongly about the fact that of course, everyone volunteers in hospitals or tries to have as close to a 4.0 gpa as possible to increase their chances, but if your stats aren't that high (or even if they are) your best chance of getting into med school all lies in how you package yourself to an adcoms committee. Why would they want to take you over john or jane with a 4.0 and a 43 MCAT? The answer is, I don't know. I don't know where to begin to make myself sound like it is worth the med schools time to accept me. I have three years until I apply (I can only afford 1 class a semester rigth now) so I have time on my side, but in terms of extra curriculars and volunteering from now to the application point, I don't want to just do what everyone else is doing and hate it or be bored. Call me crazy but if I am going to give up even a few precious hours a week or every other week, I want to actually enjoy and be able to honestly speak to that EC experience as adding fuel to this fire. Problem....I can't figure out what sounds appealing to me for EC's and volunteering Any thoughts, comments, concerns. I feel like I need to "package" myself so much better than what I currently have going and am not sure how to do that.