Community Service

Volunteering provides evidence of a commitment to helping others. It is best to start early in your undergraduate career. The more experience you have in this area, the more insight you will have to draw on when it comes time to write your personal statement.

If you have gained health profession experience by volunteering your time at a health clinic, you can include that experience on your AMCAS application as both health profession experience and community service

When you complete your medical school application you will be expected to provide the following:

  • The name of the clinic, hospital, or charitable organization.
  • How frequently you volunteered and for how long. (Number of hours/week and number of weeks)
    What your responsibilities were.
  • Name(s) and contact information of individuals in charge.
  • What you gained from your experience.

Volunteering opportunities (compiled by AED).