Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities are important for a number of reasons:

  1. They make your time at Tufts happier and more relaxed
  2. They show your interest in non-academic pursuits
  3. They help you develop important qualities such as communication, leadership, and organizational skills

Interviewers are often eager to know how you spend your free time, and often look for solid commitment to a few activities. Do not sacrifice good grades for a long list of extracurriculars, but do not aim for a 4.0 GPA at the expense of your personal enjoyment. Find a happy balance between the two extremes, for your own wellbeing and the strength of your transcript.

Student Organizations

Tufts has many active student organizations that relate to health professions. These include: