I’m a sophomore, and I don’t really have participated in any extracurricular activities when I was a freshman, and now because I’m studying remotely outside of US due to COVID.
I don’t know how I should work my extracurriculars at this point, and just feel overwhelmed by it. Should I be worried too much about it or do you think I can work them in my junior/senior year?
Hi! Medical schools definitely understand the straining demands that COVID has had on people’s lives. This being said and as time allows, I would recommend getting involved in virtual on-campus clubs, organizations, volunteering and more. These extracurriculars not only provide you a great way to get involved within your passions and the healthcare field, but can lead to leadership opportunities later on which is important for medical school admissions. You can find a list of on-campus clubs at the website linked here, and Winterfest at the beginning of the Winter semester. The UCC also has volunteering information linked here and a website with virtual shadowing information here. Feel free to stop by our advising hours from Sunday-Wednesday at 6-10pm if you have any questions!
Lakshmi, PMH Advisor