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Extracurriculars Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Arjuna, May 26, 2008.

  1. Arjuna

    Arjuna Wielder of the Brahmastra 2+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    So I stopped by my pre-med advisor's office the other day, and he told me that any EC's that I accrued over the course of the summer BEFORE starting undergrad did NOT count towards the AMCAS. Is this reasonably true? I am very unfortunate if it is, as I gained over 100 hours of volunteering during the summer. Besides it doesnt make sense for it NOT to count...I mean I see people putting high school ECs on their AMCAS. :eek:
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  3. MossPoh

    MossPoh Textures intrigue me 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Tally/Willkillya County
    This is one of the few times where the advisor is right.

    There is essentially an identical question already but whatever. If all the other kids jumped off a bridge would you? Four years is MORE than enough time to show your continued interest.
  4. Mobius1985

    Mobius1985 7+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    I've seen the opinion on SDN that you can include it if you continue in the same EC during the college years. So if you volunteer in the same location this summer, you can total the accumulated hours.
  5. elderjack21

    elderjack21 10+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    I have heard the same thing. If there is continuity between high school and college, then go ahead and put it on your application. If not, forget about it.

    Keep in mind that if you have other strong ECs anyway, brevity isn't a bad thing. Some of the interviewers made comments to me that it was "enjoyable" to read through my application as it was well written and to the point, rather than a drawn out travel log.
  6. shiftingmirage

    shiftingmirage 10+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    I think it depends on the experience. I listed volunteering at a hospital in high school on AMCAS.

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