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What are your major non-clincial, non-research EC's?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SMW, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    i.e. what do you all do for fun that you can put on an application or talk about at an interview that shows you have a life outside of trying to get into med school? I'll start.

    SMW - music (playing and listening), reading, hiking, camping
     
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  3. Smitty3L

    Smitty3L Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Music (huge CD collection, attend concerts, play piano & a little guitar); reading; I love independent films; my biggest extracurricular activity - my dog (who I treat like my child....it's pretty sad)
     
  4. FutureM.D.

    FutureM.D. Psychology major 7+ Year Member

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    I doctor my family and 4 dogs, does that count? I even took care of my beagle(her name is Pork Chop) when she got breast cancer. Poor baby. It's quite a story.;)
     
  5. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    i like to walk around outside all day. then when i get home i get to pick the fruits of my labor. there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of removing a large piece of snot from your nose with your bare fingers, then flicking it across the room, making an audidle noise as it hits an unknown piece of furniture on the other side of the room.
     
  6. blackbird03

    blackbird03 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Is it really possible to put hobbies on a medical school application that does not relate to medicine?? I mean, Would you seriously consider putting "Classical music" under vocational activities if you simply enjoy rather than actively perform in an ensemble?
     
  7. Zurich5

    Zurich5 Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    Street Philosopher : i like to walk around outside all day. then when i get home i get to pick the fruits of my labor. there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of removing a large piece of snot from your nose with your bare fingers, then flicking it across the room, making an audidle noise as it hits an unknown piece of furniture on the other side of the room.

    Haha, Yes! Right on.
     
  8. do you guys actually not do anything not related to medicine??? Thats absurd.

    I am the photography editor of my daily college newspaper.
     
  9. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Rowing, a couple Classics (Latin and Greek) leagues, various positions for my college newspaper, serve on faculty committees, tutor for AOL.
     
  10. tatabox80

    tatabox80 Super-Duper Member 10+ Year Member

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    I work at a daycare center. The pay sucks, but it's a ton of fun!!
     
  11. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm a figure skating coach!
     
  12. lll505

    lll505 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Couldn't live w/o my outside interests...

    Play piano and guitar, dance hip hop, afro-cuban folkloric, rumba, salsa, merengue, cuban rueda,, writing poetry, advanced scuba diver, world traveler...
     
  13. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    There is a specific EC category on the AMCAS app for Hobbies/Avocations. I wouldn't put just listening to music down, but did put all my music lessons, ensembles, etc.
     
  14. bruinmojo

    bruinmojo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Other than athletically active (or try to be), I have sung for the past two years (being trained in Opera and Persian music). I have performed in different events and concerts.

    I'm also one of the officers of a student group in my school.

    Lately, I've become a nerd and I'm actually enjoying reading a casual book. Finished up on "First, do no harm," and now i'm starting to read "House of god"
     
  15. efex101

    efex101 attending Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    personal training, teaching dance classes/kickboxing/step aerobics, international presenter for fitness conferences, reading, going shopping with my daughter.
     
  16. buglady

    buglady We need more cowbell 10+ Year Member

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    I run....and run and run... I'm getting closer to running "ultra's" (distances longer than a marathon, >26.2 miles). The longer the better, I say! I ran my first 30k today up in the Sly Park/El Dorado Forest area (near South Lake Tahoe)...wahoo! Fun times.

    I also like to do yoga and rock climb....oh, and when it snows, I'm on my snowboard or cross country ski's....:cool:

    I'm glad to see we are a diverse group of people....I'm very impressed!
     
  17. Pickle Salt

    Pickle Salt *curtsies* 7+ Year Member

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    any and all live music (preferably euro rock); help fill an art gallery on campus; painting (with my breasts)
     
  18. bruinmojo

    bruinmojo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I have always been a fan of modern art ;)

    keep up the good work!!
     
  19. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent 7+ Year Member

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    good question.... ;)
    lacrosse (play/coach), run a tutoring program (do a lot of tutoring and volunteering), running (but nothing ultra...:)), improving my french :love: , tour guiding....couple other college things, but that's the end of the big ones!
     
  20. JScrusader

    JScrusader Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    football, football, football, oh, and rehabing from orthopaedic surgeries.
     
  21. Forensic Chick

    Forensic Chick 10+ Year Member

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    JSCrusader,

    I'm with you on the orthopaedic surgeries... I've had four. I figured out that I've been on crutches for over a year's time and in physical therapy for almost three years. I won't be adding those facts to my application or resume though... :p
     
  22. UCLA Paratrooper

    UCLA Paratrooper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Push-ups, sit-ups, 2-mile runs, road marches, assualting bunkers, conducting ambushes, jumping out of airplanes, conducting troop leading procudures, giving operation orders, leading PT, recon missions, rapelling...all with Army ROTC, my biggest non-medical activity.

    UCLA Paratrooper
     
  23. lll505

    lll505 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I can't believe I forgot this one...

    SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX

    You get the idea...
     
  24. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    You're going to put that on your application and/or discuss it in interviews? ;)
     
  25. lll505

    lll505 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Only if the interviewer is male :love:
     

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