Extra-curricular are important as you need to be able to show you have other interests outside of Medicine to show you have a good work-life balance. These extra-curricular activities don’t have a specification and are not limited to having to be a sport or an instrument, instead, they can be anything that you enjoy doing. All they are are your own personal hobbies and interests whether it’s reading, playing rugby, competitive knitting – whatever you enjoy spending your free time doing that’s fine.

A lot of applicants appear to be under the misconception that the medical school wants to hear that they like sports or can play an instrument, hone in reality they don’t care what your hobbies are! They just want to know you are able to do something that helps you to relax to assess whether you’ll be able to handle a course (and future lifestyle) in Medicine which can be stressful at times.

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