While medical school is extremely demanding, that doesn't mean students can't juggle school requirements with outside interests. Medical schools frequently offer opportunities to help out in free clinics in the community, or even travel overseas before starting clinical rotations. There are also opportunities for being involved in activities outside of medicine. Students should take advantage of the plethora of options available to them to expand their experiences beyond their medical school education.
There are also many programs for students from any medical school; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has a comprehensive list of such programs.
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