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If I am volunteering (unpaid) in a research lab, do the hours I work there count as volunteer hours when I apply to medical school. Thanks.
 

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If I am volunteering (unpaid) in a research lab, do the hours I work there count as volunteer hours when I apply to medical school. Thanks.
Those hours count as research. Technically, you are volunteering your time, but when people mention volunteering they generally mean time outside of research (charity organizations, community service, etc.)

It's all semantics, but you should probably find some extra volunteer hours away from the bench.
 

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I agree this is not "volunteerism" as expected by adcomms. You need to also perform community service.