Make it Meaningful and Make it Fun
Like having the freedom to engage in any area of research, you are able to meet the application requirements in various ways. Avoid being a stereotypical pre-med student for the sake of impressing the admission committee. While course prerequisites and the MCAT are the same for every applicant, you can control your major, where you volunteer, how you acquire your clinical experience, and the extracurriculars you are involved in. Make sure you are passionate about the things you choose to spend time doing. How are you to learn something valuable from an activity you knew was not for you and can never fully engage in? Negative experiences will not only discourage you but will fail to portray the caring, determined, and well-rounded applicant you are. Finally, medical school is going to be a whole different roller coaster and admission committees want to see you have ways to relieve stress. Demonstrating you enjoy a hobby like photography, a sport, or painting, assures them you are capable of taking time to enjoy something outside the rigor of studying medicine that gives you pleasure.