To matriculate into med school right after undergrad (no gap years), the application season basically begins junior year (MCAT taken during junior year, applications submitted early spring/summer after junior year). This is quite a short time to build a successful application, especially the resume/extracurriculars. Those of you who might have applied and gotten accepted or those of you with any knowledge/experience, could you provide me with a general timeline of how you fit everything in? Did you juggle volunteering/shadowing alongside internships during the summer? Or did you somehow juggle school work and off campus volunteering/shadowing, etc? Are we able to list the summer internship that we will be doing the summer after junior year (which would be done AFTER the application is submitted)? Is there a way to update your application or admissions officers on future accomplishments of that summer maybe through the secondary application or something? What about prerequisite courses- do we have to be done with all of them before applying to medical school (which would mean by junior year)? I obviously have a lot of questions but my main concern is how to fit it all in within a small time frame. I understand that this may be the reason why most people take gap years but I'm still trying to figure out a way to do it without any gap years.