Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here, so I hope I'm doing it right. I'm a senior at a public university, and I've decided pretty late in the game (like several months ago!) that I want to go to med school. I have all the course requirements and good grades, except I haven't taken the MCAT or worked in a hospital yet. So I plan to take next year off to apply to med schools...and I'll volunteer in a hospital all this coming summer. But my problem is, what kind of options are there for things to do in a year after you graduate and before med school? I've looked into MPH programs, but I'd rather not take 2 years off, or maybe a job in a lab. But I would really like something with patient contact or good experience...that also pays enough for me to live on. Sounds like a lot of requirements! But any suggestions would be great. Thanks, and I hope to get to know some of you as I get ready for the MCAT, applications, etc.