Pre-Med Extracurriculars for Medical School Application (& What I Did)

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As if getting good grades and doing well on the MCAT wasn't hard enough, you also need

to make sure you have your extracurriculars on lockdown.

Stay tuned to find out how you can spend your free time in college.

What's going on guys?

This is J from MedSchoolInsider.com.

I remember figuring out which extracurriculars to pursue was a daunting task.

I made a few mistakes along the way that you can all learn from.

But first, before getting into the nitty gritty, realize that there is no magic bullet.

Each person is going to pursue different extracurriculars based on their interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

That being said, I'm gonna go over a few things you should keep in mind and try to incorporate

into your free time.

A common mistake that many premeds make is spreading themselves too thin.

It’s much better to focus your energy on only a few extracurriculars rather than joining

several clubs or organizations as a member.

I made the mistake and I joined multiple pre-med or health-focused student groups.

I was simply a member and never pursued a leadership position.

While I am not on an admissions committee for medical schools, I have spoken with people

who are and they told me that being a member of multiple pre-med organizations is essentially


Rather, pick one pre-med organization that you find is a good fit for you, something

that you either enjoy or aligns well with your goals and values and put in the time