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I'm going to have between 200 and 300 hours of research by time I apply because I'm in my schools undègrad research program. No publications, but will do a presentation for senior assignment in May 2019.

I'm planning on starting volunteering next month and planned on having ~200 hours volunteering at the hospital and ~200 hours at a nursing home. And at least 30 hours shadowing 2 or 3 doctors.
I'm worried because I haven't participated in any clubs at my school at all. None of them were interesting to me and I didn't want to join just to put that on my resume. I've done pre-med club which out of 3 years I've been to 1 meeting and they literally do nothing.
Should I worry about the no club thing or not?
Applying 2019 after graduation right now my how is ~3.7. I don't know my science gpa off the top of my head and I'm taking the mcat in August.
 
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I'm going to have between 200 and 300 hours of research by time I apply because I'm in my schools undègrad research program. No publications, but will do a presentation for senior assignment in May 2019.

I'm planning on starting volunteering next month and planned on having ~200 hours volunteering at the hospital and ~200 hours at a nursing home. And at least 30 hours shadowing 2 or 3 doctors.
I'm worried because I haven't participated in any clubs at my school at all. None of them were interesting to me and I didn't want to join just to put that on my resume. I've done pre-med club which out of 3 years I've been to 1 meeting and they literally do nothing.
Should I worry about the no club thing or not?
Applying 2019 after graduation right now my how is ~3.7. I don't know my science gpa off the top of my head and I'm taking the mcat in August.
Don't worry about a lack of club involvement. Unless a college club leads to volunteer or leadership opportunities for you, involvement is unlikely to have any influence on your candidacy for med school.

Mentioning a special-interest club might be a vehicle for letting adcomms know you like mountain climbing or flying model airplanes, but you can do that without belonging to an organization.
 

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Agree with Catalystik. It's not the club membership itself that matters, it's the opportunities it opens up. Adcoms want to know that you are pursuing your true passions/interests. Whatever vehicle you utilize to do so is irrelevant. PM me if you would like to talk further.
 
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