Extracurricular Activities & Leadership

Extracurricular Activities

There are hundreds of extracurricular organizations on campus. As a Pre-Health student, do not feel limited to those that pertain to the healthcare field. It is certainly important to be involved in one or two organizations of Pre-Health students, but don't stop there. Show your individuality and interests by joining a club just because you want to. Medical schools are interested in seeing what kind of person you are, that you interact with a wide variety of people on a daily basis, and that you are committed to being involved in your community and campus. Any number of organizations can help you to achieve this goal.

Visit Jacket Pages to explore the hundreds of chartered organizations for students at Georgia Tech.

Visit our Pre-Health Organizations Page to explore healthcare related organizations.

If you don't find the organization you are looking for, you can start your own. Information on chartering a new organization can be found at the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement's website.

 

Leadership

One of the most important things that you as a Pre-Health student can do, is gain leadership experience. The easiest way to do so is to hold an officer position in one or more of your organizations. Most organizations hold elections at the end of the Fall or sometime during the Spring semester. You might also take a leading role in a community service project, start a non-profit/charity, organize a committee on campus, etc. The easiest way to come up with an opportunity for leadership is to ask yourself to find a need on campus or in the community, then fill it. Don't be afraid to think big. If there is a global need that you can impact, go for it!