University of Michigan-Flint Premedical Studies
Medical schools are looking for well-rounded individuals who will bring life experiences to diversify the classroom experience and the profession. Qualities such as integrity, motivation, leadership, and maturity are often discernable though the applicant’s record of nonacademic activities. In this way, academic achievement inside the classroom is just as important as personal growth outside of it. In fact, an active extracurricular life will reinforce and develop your sense of self in rewarding ways, with benefits far reaching into the future.
Since physicians are active in their communities, medical schools are looking for students with a sustained and active involvement in theirs. By becoming involved within your community, you have the chance to do something you want to do, while making a difference and gaining experience.
During the application process, extracurricular activates are leveraged into an evaluative component. Medical schools are interested in knowing that you’re capable of academic discipline in the face of external responsibility. Your activities are assessed not by their execution alone, but by the time involved, the impact of the experience, and how it has contributed to your understanding of medicine or modified your worldview. These experiences have an additional benefit: a source of strength that allows you to approach your studies with sufficient motivation to not only pass, but thrive.
With strong roots in the community and a vibrant social and student life, the University of Michigan-Flint has the right opportunities for you to get involved and take charge of your future. Truthfully, when you spend enough time on campus, it’s difficult not to get involved. Take a look at the following opportunities and discover what’s right for you.