Lowly M1 here. I wanted to get the perspectives of current M4's/Interns/residents/attendings on the value of non-research EC's in the ortho match. Things like student government, transcript service, IT representatives, curriculum committees etc... that (in my cynical opinion) are just quasi-administrative bullsh!t. In terms of "setting the table" for residency, is it worth devoting time to these types of activities? Does being involved in these activities make an applicant look more "engaged" or show leadership? Frankly, I think they're pretty meaningless, but I'd be very interested to hear what everyone else's opinions are. I'm waaaaaayy more interested in research, free-clinic volunteering and outside hobbies (amateur grappling tournaments, traveling, marathon running etc...). Should I be striving to get more formally involved? Thanks for the tips, and sorry for the annoying question.