So I'm already thinking about summer research programs that I want to apply to for summer 2016. I know that you're supposed to show what you can bring to their lab, and if they feel like you can make a good contribution, that makes you more competitive. I am considering getting involved in research on campus this fall, for at least 10 hours/week I'm assuming. The one opportunity I'm looking at is clinical research that would also let me practice my programming skills. But I also want to get some clinical experience and do some non-clinical volunteering, and join some clubs. It's all kind of in the air as to how much time each of these things will take, and I don't want to overbook myself because I haven't done much thus far other than work a few hours per week and attend sporadic club meetings. So I could put off doing research until next summer, but I don't know what skills I could offer to a lab other than familiarity with doing research... And I don't have any research or clinical experience, or much non-clinical volunteering, so I don't know how to prioritize. Any advice?