Hi everybody, I was hoping to get some gap year advice. I know this has been covered before, but I was looking for some specific suggestions if anybody has them. I'll be graduating in December from a top-tier public university with a B.S. in biochem. I was a division 1 athlete (swimming) for four years at said university. I was OK at my sport, (competed on the national level and at the U.S. Olympic Trials). My GPA is not fantastic at 3.4-ish. However, there is a massive upwards trend in my GPA, damn you freshman year. I have 4.5 years of experience volunteering on a weekly basis visiting patients at a children's hospital. I did research last summer on nano particle breast cancer therapeutics. This was my first summer without a commitment to swimming so I finally had time to get a job, or do something other than swim. Ill be studying for the MCAT from January-April, and will take it in April. I'll start applying after that. I'll be living in Oregon (near OHSU). My questions are: Is there a part time job I can get while I'm studying for the MCAT? I don't want to spend every day at home studying, I'll lose my mind. What kind of job should I get after I've applied? Should I find some sort of patient-interaction related job? Should I find something that will purely make me money? Are there any sort of jobs that I should look out for that would be available at OHSU? How would I go about finding these jobs? Thanks all.