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1 Good grades and MCAT scores might get you pass the screening, but you must also consider…

2 The Importance of ExtraCurricular Activities The Importance of ExtraCurricular Activities

3 Good Reasons for Getting Involved Allows you to develop personal interests outside of class Demonstrates you’re a well –rounded individual Confirms to yourself that there is more to education than just class Brings together people from different majors/ levels of education Provides chance to serve the community Exposes you to health/ medically – related project(s)

4 Activities/ Organizations to Consider Activities in which you are genuinely interested Organizations that allow you to use your talents Outreach activities that acquaint you to community issues Health or medically oriented programs/projects that provide or reinforce reasons for wanting to become a physician Activities that allow you to add to your sense of self

5 Bad Reasons for Getting Involved Seeking a way to make yourself look good on your resumé Participating only, because you think that it will "get you into med school“ Joining a club, because everyone else is doing it

6 Activities/ Organizations That We Were Involved In Rutgers Queen’s Chorale Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) High School Mentoring Program Rutgers Liberated Gospel Choir Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) Undergraduate Research (UPENN) KT Productions Community Theatre

7 Activities/ Organizations That We Were Involved In Student Acting Experience Varsity Track and Field Health Advocacy Internship Student National Medical Assoc Conference Minority Assoc of Pre-health Students

8 Activities/ Organizations That We Were Involved In Alpha Phi Alpha High School Community Service Summer Pre-med Enrichment Program at UPenn Car wash for Morehouse Health Careers Society Northwestern CURE summer research program Probate Show for Alpha Phi Alpha (I’m #5)

9 Activities/ Organizations That We Were Involved In Black Student League New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir Sphinx Senior Society Impact Movement Onyx Senior Honor Society SUMR

10 Contact Information 2008 Contributors: Ruben Alexander Mawusi Arnett Laury Rosefort 2009 Contributors: Darryl Powell Laury Rosefort Questions??


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