Do medical schools consider the types of internships you choose to do during the summer? If I was a business major, and I chose to intern in a renown business firm, would the business internship be something frowned upon since medical schools want to see more of your interest and involvement in medicine? Would the business internship be seen as you are not fully interested in medicine and that you are just using it as a backup? Also, during high school when you are applying to competitive colleges, college consider whether you have made the best of all your resources at your school and if you stood out distinctively within your school. Are medical schools like that? Where in high school, perhaps the top one or two students who stood out the most are accepted to Ivies, do medical schools select the best out of your college to be accepted? I know that in the end everyone is competing for seats in medical school, but are students self selected within a school and may be competing with each other internally? For instance, at a competitive college such as Washu, many of WashU's students score extremely high but off course not all get in. Even though those who do not get in still may have high scores, how do they compare to another state university where those with lower stats are still accepted? Is there a type of internal ranking where adcoms select the best within a school? Thanks.