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lilmiscassie92

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OK so I am wondering if starting a special interest club would look good for med school applications. Would it show/count as leadership experience even if it is something simple like a book or hiking club?
 

MShopes

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OK so I am wondering if starting a special interest club would look good for med school applications. Would it show/count as leadership experience even if it is something simple like a book or hiking club?
Of course. I wish I was a leader to any of our clubs but I never got a chance due to working full time plus my other school activities. It shows responsibility and leadership which is very good. No matter what kind of club is it, for sure consider doing it! Just make sure you try to be the leader though!
 

paul411

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Don't do it if you're only doing it because it will "look good for med schools". But definitely do it if you're passionate about whatever special interest and there isn't an organization already.
 
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AllDay24

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Starting special interest clubs won't be all that impressive, as they pretty much involves just registering an organization and gathering members. It's not a like community service organization or fraternity/sorority chapter where you have to work out a mission, find service opportunities, etc.

If you're interested, do it. If not, pass...as it'll only marginally affect your app.
 

Forca Barca

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They will definitely ask about it in the interview. be prepared to answer some questions about events and interests
 

Forca Barca

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Starting special interest clubs won't be all that impressive, as they pretty much involves just registering an organization and gathering members. It's not a like community service organization or fraternity/sorority chapter where you have to work out a mission, find service opportunities, etc.
I am a president of a club and we do community service + collecting donations for karamanos cancer center and we also tutor math and chem ...
you dont have to have no relationship with the school to do that
 

desi0chick

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As long your club doesn't involve the typical go to meetings then go for it. Make sure you actually hold events and starting a club will definitely not go un-noticed- be prepared to talk about during interviews.
 

Web MD

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What college do you go to that there is no book or hiking club?
 

Web MD

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Might as well show them a scrap book of pictures of your cats from "lonely club"
 
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