I believe Yale and Columbia make many other courses available for auditing during medical school years. I remember one Yale student commenting about auditing a poetry/English course.Probably. But why? Med school is for studying medicine and becoming a doctor. Whatever extracurricular interests or non-medical interests should've been explored back while you were in college
It's most definitely possible. With proper time management and focused study sessions, medical school isn't nearly as time consuming as some people make it out to be. That being said, it seems like it might be helpful to take a spanish program or self-taught curriculum in case you ever need to focus on school.Depending on time management skills, I'm sure people vary on what they're able to do as a first year. I think making time for working out/sports is easier because it counters the intensive sit down and study mode.
But do you think one can take a non-medicine class concurrently to the med school curriculum? For example, would I have time to continue my Spanish language studies? Not just looking through convo books but actual grammar, structured class etc. Would I have time to do this on top of doing research?