Hello SDN! I'm new to this forum and to the whole being a stressed premed thing. I just had a few quick questions. I would be a 2nd year at UCB but my situation recently became not very favorable. My dad got cancer and I had to drop out of school to go back home to Colorado and take care of my younger sister. I feel a little off track but I'm determined to make the most of the year. For the fall semester, I'm taking EMT classes, teaching piano, and volunteering at the local hospital. I'm still waiting to hear back, but hopefully I'll soon be shadowing two surgeons as well. For the volunteering, I'll be working mainly in the emergency center where there will be the necessary patient contact that ad comms look for. However, in high school, I volunteered at the central supply area, which sterilizes the surgical tools. While I was there, I learned the names of many of the tools and how they're used. My question is, would it be worthwhile to continue to volunteer there to learn all of the tools? It would be interesting for me but I don't know if that would help me at all when applying. If I could mention it in an interview or write about it, perhaps it would show my interest in pursuing a career in medicine? Any other suggestions about how to eke out more from this year would really be greatly appreciated! Thanks!