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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Doing Community Service for Medical School

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Doing Community Service for Medical School

By: Ryan Kelly

Community service should only feel obligatory when it’s court-mandated. If your service in college feels like the metaphorical equivalent of picking up trash on the freeway, then you’re doing something wrong. 

The biggest mistake pre-meds make is treating community service as a requirement, as opposed to an activity they’re genuinely passionate about. Yes, you need community service to get into medical school, but if you do it just for the sake of it, you’ll probably have little to say or show for your efforts.