Extracurricular Opportunities

Medical schools and other health professions programs are interested in applicants who have demonstrated that they can maintain a good work/life balance. When it comes to extracurriculars, remember, quality over quantity.

Review the pages listed below for information on how to gain the experience valued by medical schools.

In This Section

Shadowing & Clinical Experience
Find opportunities to gain real-world experience interacting with patients.

Learn about ways you can participate in research and gain lab experience.

Campus and Community Involvement
View resources to find volunteer opportunities on campus or in the community.

Post-Graduation Programs
Review fellowships, jobs, and volunteering opportunities.

Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center Shadowing Program
Explore medicine by observing the daily work of physicians through shadowing.

Summer Programs
Find out about programs to gain valuable experience over your summer break.

Student Groups
Get involved with these groups to meet other students with similar career interests.