What are the best ways for premed students to spend their summers? I'm a freshman and I'm thinking about staying at my college to take a few classes this summer, just to get some requirements out of the way so that I can have a little more flexibility in my schedule the next few years. But I've heard that premed students need to do more interesting things during their summers, like research, study abroad, etc. In all honesty I'd rather study abroad, but I feel like if I don't take summer school I'll basically never get to take a class outside of my two majors. Any thoughts?