I’m a senior biology major who wants to go into medicine, but I don’t feel like I have enough non-academic experiences to go right in after college. I’ve also been sick of studying for a while now (and that aspect only gets worse in medical school), and think I need some time to reinvigorate my brain in between graduation and this whole new stage of student life.
I’ve been tutoring biology and chemistry for well over a year, and really do enjoy it. I mention this because I was looking through a list of Peace Corps positions, and there was one for a secondary education science teacher in Tanzania, which I think might be right up my alley. I do like teaching, and I’ve always wanted to work in underprivileged communities overseas (I’m considering doing Doctors without Borders once I get my MD). I’m 21, and this might be the last chance I get to do something like this before I get tied down by all the components of adult life.
A Peace Corps rep is coming to speak at my school soon, and I do plan to talk to them.
What do you guys think? Are there any Peace Corps veterans here that might have some advice for this know-nothing college student?