What are some good EC activities that will give valuable experience for med school, as well as boost your application? Getting paid is a plus. Hospital volunteering seems so redundant, because most of the time you're stuck doing clerical tasks that require so little brain power, I feel like I actually get dumber by standing there. Someone suggested being an EMT, which I guess is cool because after a few months of training, you get to do real medical-related stuff for a low wage (I heard it was $8/hr, is this true?). What other stuff is there? I didn't apply this year because I don't feel like taking the MCAT, and I lack valuable premed experience. So during this year of classes and MCAT frenzy, I'm trying to find a good extracurricular activity that will show me a different side of medicine.