I am totally new here. This is my first post. I just finished an associates degree at a community college and will transfer to a university this coming fall. I will complete my degree in two years plus maybe an extra quarter, and may just stay in school for another whole third year as a post bac, it could strengthen my application. I have done nothing like any of the volunteer experiences I have read about here or on this thing called "mdapplicants." My first two years in undergrad I was just interested in pharmacy school, and was working towards that. I have worked in pharmacy right out of high school for about 10-15 hrs/week and am going to for the rest of the summer and come back to help out during the breaks. Now I have strongly considered being an MD or DO I have set up a volunteer position for 4/hrs per week at a "Adult Day Care Center." From what I understand it is a place where elderly people stay during the day, and I will be helping them with meals and "activities." I could play games with them. I also play the piano/compose/improvise very well so I was told I could bring that into the picture. But I have to admit, if I had not made this farily recent decision to pursue med school I would not do this. PLEASE anyone, let me know I am not the only one like this. I don't think I will absolutely HATE doing this, but hey its a small sacrifice to get into med school. What more should I do????....I plan to get near 4.0's every quarter and apply to med school an of course KILL the MCAT. Even in high school I could care less about "EC's" aside for things I was actually interested in, which quite frankly WAS NOT MUCH at all. In fact, I did nothing at all but study, hang out with my friends/party, and being involved in my school symphony orchestra. I became annoyed of the whole "how has your involvement with community service and your extra-curricular activies made you who are and affected your life" crap.... So here are/will be my "EC's" or whatever for now -church musician for almost two years, volunteer. composed/arranged some of my own stuff -volunteered in a literacy program for the community...stopped after two months because i honestly did not enjoy it -pharmacy work, almost two years, will conintue as long as i can + anything else I do for the next three years when i apply, which will include anthropology research. However, one thing truly desire to do is shadow physicians, and am in the processing of doing that. I have absolutely no interestin volunteering for habitat for humanity, a crisis line, a summer kids camp or anything else like that I see on mdapplicants. Furthermore I also have no interest in being a leader of a club, or even joining one. I admit, I am an extremlely boring person within regards to these. I do not believe this affects my desire to be a physician however. Am I wrong for considering med school?