I'm hoping to start med school in the Fall of 2006. I have the time to get out and start doing some more serious volunteering/working, but I'm stuck. I feel like I can't sort through the many options. What volunteer/work experience is best for med school applicants? Should I get a job (or volunteer) in a hospital? If so, doing what? Should I shadow a physician(s)? For how long? How many? What kind? What else is out there that I should be considering? I know many docs, and through United Way volunteering I know the HR staff at my local hospital. I feel like I could have many good options available, but I can't figure out how to determine what experiences will be best! Also, I have no good idea what opportunites might be available through my university. Thanks for your feedback!