How impressive is it for an applicant to run a non-profit org before getting into medical school

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themathbook

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On a scale of 1-5, 5 being most impressive, how impressive is it really for someone to run a non-profit organization (Co-President or Executive Director)that provides important service for a targeted population during the gap year(with genuine passion and enjoyment).

It's a small, local non-profit of 15 years. Population served: about 75~100 people

Working in this non-profit allows that person to learn a ton of problem solving skills, business management skills, entrepreneur skills, team work....etc. The experience also demonstrates the person's leadership skills, passion. conviction to bring societal change.

However, this experience will be consume all my time if I'm not careful, especially because of the financial problem in the organization. I didn't do well on my MCAT last year, so this year, I want to make sure I save enough time to study. I would like to know how impressive really is it to be able to run a non-profit org after college graduation, in terms of medical school application.

If it's just mediocore impressive, then I really need to manage my time wisely. I mean I need to learn to manage my time wisely anyways, but then your answer will really tell me how stingy I need to be with my time.

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.
 

Syncrohnize

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On a scale of 1-5, 5 being most impressive, how impressive is it really for someone to run a non-profit organization (Co-President or Executive Director)that provides important service for a targeted population during the gap year(with genuine passion and enjoyment).

It's a small, local non-profit of 15 years. Population served: about 75~100 people

Working in this non-profit allows that person to learn a ton of problem solving skills, business management skills, entrepreneur skills, team work....etc. The experience also demonstrates the person's leadership skills, passion. conviction to bring societal change.

However, this experience will be consume all my time if I'm not careful, especially because of the financial problem in the organization. I didn't do well on my MCAT last year, so this year, I want to make sure I save enough time to study. I would like to know how impressive really is it to be able to run a non-profit org after college graduation, in terms of medical school application.

If it's just mediocore impressive, then I really need to manage my time wisely. I mean I need to learn to manage my time wisely anyways, but then your answer will really tell me how stingy I need to be with my time.

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.
This belongs in the pre med forum.


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