I'm currently a 2nd year in OD school. I haven't done any club activities or student council in my first year. I'm tutoring few classes at the moment and my GPA from the first year is 3.7. Lots of my classmates are interested in doing residencies after graduation, and they are involved in so many activities and officers for multiple clubs. I did lots of activities in my undergrad, but since studying has been so overwhelming, I have decided to just focus on studying and do only tutors. I would like to be involved in volunteering, and I do really enjoy those works and love helping communities. But at the same time, I fear that I must be a good student and a doctor academically first before I try to help others. Recently I'm more interested in doing the residency and would like to learn more about it. Sometimes I see students that are involved in every single clubs and work as officers, however suffering academically and planning to apply to residency(I'm not talking about GPAs that are 3.0 and above-which I think is still great since being in OD school already makes you qualified academically to become a great doctor- but below GPAs 2.2). Sorry for all these long intro, but I had trouble finding information what else I should do to become a better candidate to apply for residency programs. Should I be more involved in many clubs and student council? Can anyone who will or already applied for residency give an example or any great activities or experience they had? Thank you!