Hi there, I'm new to SDN but was hoping that someone can help me out with this dilemma. I've been out of school for a couple years and have been working, doing clinical research at a hospital. I am applying this year to med school but have been thinking about going abroad for international volunteering for a couple of months, hopefully in Africa. I ran the idea by my boss and will be able to do it and still have a job when I get back. I just submitted my AMCAS and am hoping to get secondaries done within the next month or 6 weeks (pending verification) and then go abroad in October/November. So, the question is, will it be ok to go or will it interfere too much with the application process, particularly interviews? Also, does anyone who has done volunteer work abroad have any particular organizations that they can recommend? Thanks so much to everyone for any help with this situation!