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Hi, I will be starting pre medical studies at Hofstra and most likely will be studying Psychology as a major. Is there anything I should be doing right now before my freshman year starts in the fall? I have little knowledge on what I should be doing for anything other than GPA and MCAT. That much is straightforward, get good grades in pre reqs. But what should I do for research, volunteering, and extracurriculars? Is there a format I should be following, like a certain amount of hours. Would it be okay to just volunteer in a hospital/clinic? How would I go about starting research and extracurriculars that will help me get into medical school? If anyone can help me I'd would be very, very appreciative.5 replies