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MD Volunteering during M1 Year

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Miyakan

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I decided to start volunteering at an immediate care center this summer before M1, but I won't be able to do many hours before school starts this Fall. I would like to continue volunteering during the school year (4 hours every Saturday), but I'm not sure if it's possible while adjusting to medical school. Should I try to continue volunteering during the school year or would it be better to focus on participating in organizations at school?
 

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The short answer is that it really doesn't matter.

If you enjoy volunteering then you can continue. You could take a break while the school year starts and you adjust to the workload, or you could keep volunteering and just stop if it gets too difficult with your coursework. Same thing w/ the school organizations. If you are interested in a particular field, wouldn't hurt to join an interest group.

Best of luck.
 
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I continued to volunteer at an organization where I worked all through college. It was really only difficult when studying for Step 1. If it makes you happy, do it.
 
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