Non-traditional student/career changer here. I completed my BA back in 2012 and went right into an MA program so I’m not coming from a science background. Shortly after I started working full time as a first responder, which I’ve been doing for the past seven years. I just began taking my prereq courses for med school.
While I did participate in extracurricular activities in college and into graduate school, is it even relevant anymore? I know pre-med advisors will tell you to only list extracurriculars after high school, but at this point in my life, as a 32 year old non-trad career changer, are college extracurriculars worth mentioning? I feel like most of the traditional qualities we get from extracurriculars are still present today (leadership, teamwork, work ethic, time management, social interaction, etc.), but I think I can articulate those qualities from solely working full-time while completing a DIY post bacc, getting clinical experience, and shadowing.