Definately listen to Wannabe and put done everything that you have done. They may ask why you don't have any current experience so you may want to shadow for a few weeks or get a per diem job. That way you don't have to put in a lot of time and still show that you have current interest. I worked basically as a janitor and answered call bells, wiped butts, passed food, did I/Os. But I found it to be very humbling. God I am glad that is done.
but.......being a surg. tech.....I suggest you don't do that if your ultimate goal is medicine....
the reason I say that....the only programs I know of are 4 semesters ( usually back-to-back ). So it takes about 1 1/2 years to complete....and they are very expensive....I believe the tuition is around $14,000 now at the school I went to.
I became a surg. tech because I didn't know at the time whether I wanted to go to med. school or not, but I had an interest in healthcare.
So I would just concentrate on doing the things necessary to get into med. school for now.
by the way...i'm not discouraging from becoming a surg. tech.
I absolutely love what I have been doing. The experience I have gotten, and the knowledge I have gained are invaluable. And the amount of hands on work I get is viturally uncomparable to the average pre med student.
oh, no worries. I still have to get past the redtape at school. Can't get this "Internship" if Im TA'ing as well because it would be too much for me to handle even though I wont be taking classes and studying my butt off again for the MCAT.
Maybe the position isn't the same as you do. Less responsibilities and what not. I still have to get the ok from the biology department to do this unless I want to go out there and try and find my part time job where I can get some real hands on experience.
What schools really want to see is experience shadowing/working with a DO. Anyone can be a candystripper. School's want to make sure that you know what you are getting into and that you're sure that you really want to become a physician...and more specifically a DO. I would highly recommend you start interning w/ a DO if you haven't already. You can get into medical school w/o doing this but it gives you a bit of an advantage.