I just started a medical scribing job for my gap year but I'm not sure how helpful it will be. I started the job after I already submitted all of my secondaries so I feel it'll only help if it's brought up during interviews. I'm also not sure if it's as helpful as volunteering in the hospital, since the scribes almost never talk to the patients (and rarely even talk to the doctors they follow around). When I volunteered all I did was talk to patients and their loved ones, asking them what they needed and bringing it to them, helping them to the bathroom or into wheelchairs, etc. That was way more fulfilling to me than medical scribing. However, I feel like scribing will be very helpful because I have to learn a ton of medical concepts such as diagnoses, medications and procedures when writing up the patients' charts, which I feel would provide me a preview of the material for medical school. and for what it's worth, scribing is paid. Overall though, which would be seen as a bigger deal by adcoms? Or are they both pretty much weighed equally and would it not matter which one I choose in their eyes? I've also done a lot of clinical volunteering already (500+ hours) so I'm not sure if continuing it would be a good idea.