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What are my weaknesses and where can I improve?? I will be starting research in a neurobio lab this upcoming fall semester.



Volunteer/Shadowing

Service:

May 2008 – August 2013 Church Usher/Communion

June 2010 – July 2011 Church Youth Group Representative

June 2012 – August 2013 Substitute Sunday School Teacher


Mission Work:

July 24th – 29th, 2010 Church Mission Trip to South Dakota

June 17th – 22nd, 2011 Church Mission Trip to New Orleans

May 15th – 23rd, 2012 Church Mission Trip to Haiti


Medicine:

January 2014 – Present Volunteer/Shadowing: Neurosurgery, 46 hours

Orthopedic Surgery, 14 hours

Clinical, 132 hours

Fine Arts:

May 2013 – Present Pre-Med Club

May 2013 – Present Surgery Interest Group

August 2014 – Present Sustainability Group


School Related:
Leadership:

August 2007 – May 2011 High School Choir Section Leader

August 2008 – May 2011 High School Band Section Leader

May 2009 – August 2011 National Honor Society Member

August 2012 – May 2013 College Golf Team Captain


Volunteer:

July 2008 – Present Special Olympics Volunteer

June 2009 – August 2012 Syracuse Parks and Rec Referee/Coach

June 13th – July 21st, 2010 Special Olympics National Games (Golf Caddy)

January 29th, 2013 Special Olympics Basketball Referee


Work Related Leadership:

June 2014 – Present Assistant Manager at HyVee
 

candbgirl

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How do you see premed clubs as Fine Arts?
Totally agree- high school stuff isn't relative 4 years later when you apply to med school. You really need more current leadership activities. What exactly is included in your 132 hours of clinical work? As an FYI to you, it seems adcoms are not too impressed with mission trips. And again they were in high school so they really aren't impressive at all. Look at it this way-your high school stuff counted in your college apps. Now you need college stuff to help in the med schools app process.

Oh I just reread your post. MOST of your activities are from high school. You have tons of work to do on your ECs before you are competitive. How are your GPAs?


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Pasmal

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^This. Also, what year are you in college?
 

Goro

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If it happened in high school, it didn't happen. Neither do mission trips.
 
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Whats your clinical experience???
You should try to do more volunteer work prior to applying. Also when doing volunteer work make sure it says something about you, rather than I am just doing this to check a box for medical school. I have seen this backfire on some people. Find something that interests you and find different ways to volunteer in it.
 
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