Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Summer to Better Your Medical Career

What will you do this summer to beef up your resumé?

I will have 2.5 months of “free” time this summer. I plan to find a research project to work on or perhaps teach in a lab for that time. I also need to study at least a couple hours per day for Step 1 of the boards, so I guess it won’t be complete freedom. As far as I know, this will be my last summer I’ll have off until I retire, as it’s the summer between my 1st and 2nd year of medical school.

If you’re in undergrad now, summer is the perfect time to better your resumé for medical school. It’s a good time to start looking for summer research or TAing, a volunteer missions trip abroad, and volunteering/shadowing in a hospital. Keep in mind you may want letters of recommendation from the professors, scientists, or physicians you’ll be working with, so make sure to impress them with your best behavior and knowledge.

If you’re taking the MCAT this summer, hopefully you’ve purchased your resources already and have your MCAT Study Schedule planned to fit your needs.

Summer is an exciting time for all of us! Best of luck with whatever you do, even if it’s just hitting the beach :).