Hi, I'm first generation immigrant myself, didn't go to med. school here in the US. Currently PGY-3. In case my kids decide to apply to med school (they are in primary school as we speak), what should they do so they are considered a "good" applicant? I ask because I hear/see/read that you need to have extra curricular activities, social service/volunteer experience, sports to show that you are a well rounded person. I went through med. school overseas (non-carribean) and all I needed was good scores and an entry test (sorta of like MCAT I suppose) and nothing else ( I didn't need to write an essay, have done any volunteer work in my life or played any sports). How would you reverse engineer the process knowing that you or your kids would apply to med. school in the goo ol' US of A? Thank you! PS: New to this sub forum, nice to meet you!