Do you have time for hobbies in medical school?

Yes, you still have time for a life in med school, unless you plan on partying multiple days during the week every week. In fact, I encourage you to keep doing hobbies that are important to you while in school. Just become efficient and focused at getting school work done.

Do you have free time in med school?

Despite our relatively few in-class hours, medical school does take up a frighteningly large proportion of your time. That being said, between studying (about 30-40 hours per week), class, and clinical work, there are little pockets of completely free time to be discovered and treasured.

How much time do you get off in medical school?

Agreed regarding residency. It’s not school, it’s work, but without the personal days, federal holidays, etc. At some places you can break up the weeks into individual days, such that you have 15 days off, but generally 3 weeks of vacation a year, plus a few days around EITHER xmas or new years is typical.

Do med schools check shadowing hours?

No, it’s not screened. However, if they suspect that you’re lying, they might check it out.

Do medical schools look at extracurricular activities?

When medical school admissions committees admit applicants, they are choosing to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into their education. Good extracurricular activities for medical school, therefore, include shadowing doctors, working as a scribe, working at a clinic, or interning at a hospital, among others.

What looks good on med school application?

Craft a Stand-Out Medical School ApplicationHighlight Your Clinical Experience. The majority of successful applicants have some experience in a hospital, clinic, hospice or other health care setting. Show off Your Academic Chops. Research. Demonstrate the Value of Your Extracurricular Activities.