Realistically, how good would running for my local school board look on my application? I have a strong tie to my home community and the lack of doctors we have is part of what drove me to pursue medicine. Ultimately I just want to give back to the community that helped raise me, and running for the school board I think plays into this desire. However, it would take a fair amount of time out of my week as I would have to drive 3 hours to meetings and 3 hours back biweekly during the time I should be studying for my MCAT. I want to do this, but I also want to know if it is worth it and how beneficial it could be to my application?