M1: ECs and specialty interest (peds)

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Do what interests you/what you have time for. EC's outside of research/productive stuff are mostly for fun, so enjoy them.
 
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ECs are for fun really at this point.

Worry about STEP, Grades and research in that order
 
Peds is fun... but ECs don't mean ****... so if you're going to do one do something that you're passionate about
 
As stated, ECs (other than research for the most part) really aren’t emphasized at all. It can hard to adjust to M1 so my advice is to ease into things. It is never a bad idea to shadow. Im sure your school has resources for this.

Additionally, if you have a decent handle on your classwork and are able to time-manage well, if you like volunteering, do it occasionally.
 
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When you guys say grades, you mean clerkship/sub-I grades specifically?
 
When you guys say grades, you mean clerkship/sub-I grades specifically?

No, pre-clinical.
Pass/Fail is great, but you still have to get the proper grade to even pass.
 
ECs don't matter as much as research. My advisor encouraged me to do cancer research because it can touch on so many specialties.
 
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