I am just wondering, do med schools look at both of these equally? Or does one have anymore weight than another? The reason I ask this is because I have volunteered in a hospital and I didn't get that much out of it. Recently, I have had the opportunity to shadow 2 docs, one being an osteopathic surgeon and it was just the most amazing thing, it really hyped me up about medicine. The suregeon I was with let me go into the OR with him, let me scrub, and even let prep the patient a little bit. I got to watch a total knee replacement and watch him put a plate into someone's ankle. I'm thinking about giving up on the volunteer thing and just going with him all the time. I just wonder how med schools will look at this, being that I'll have spent more time shadowing than volunteering? Any thoughts?