Quantcast

Importance of Hours for Activities

Travel to Ghana on the Ultimate Med Immersion
This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

Numba1Plumma

Full Member
5+ Year Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2010
Messages
68
Reaction score
0
The pre-med advisor at my school said that in his experience, the hours for any given activity on your application are pretty irrelevent. Schools just care about the activity itself and what you say about that particular activity. He also mentioned that most people inflate their committed hours to any given activity so he advises that most people do not even worry about mentioning "hours per week devoted to activity." I was wondering what everyone else's opinions are with regard to this topic and if past and current applicants really stressed this hours business. Thanks!
 

rhesuspieces

Full Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2009
Messages
1,054
Reaction score
28
It shouldn't matter whether or not hours are relevant if you plan on stating honestly how many hours you devoted per week to an activity.
 

juliedi

is legit.
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2008
Messages
811
Reaction score
1
I'd say just put down the number of hours to the best of your ability. If you have to estimate not a problem, but don't completely lie about it.
 

monkeyMD

Full Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2010
Messages
510
Reaction score
1
Wait. Are you supposed to put down the total amount of hours you did some particular activity, or just the weekly time?
 

StephBee

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Messages
677
Reaction score
189
I feel like there are thresholds. Like 1-2 hours a week = no biggie. 5-10= bit more of a commitment. 10-30= part time job. 30+ = fulltime commitment, 6 hours a day min 5 days a week.

Like, I for example, work 35 hours a week. So it's a bigger deal than if I worked like 10 hours a week...make sense?
 

NickNaylor

Thank You for Smoking
Volunteer Staff
Lifetime Donor
10+ Year Member
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
17,372
Reaction score
9,022
Wait. Are you supposed to put down the total amount of hours you did some particular activity, or just the weekly time?

There's a specific field to put in hours/week, but I'm pretty sure most people put a total hours amount in the description of the activity (at least I did).
 
Top