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Research for during undergrad

Asked 5 months ago by Guest (120 points)

I am going to be applying for medical schools this coming Spring. My application is pretty solid throughout with one exception: I have no research. Research has never been something that I was passionate about, so I never pursued and opportunities. I was wondering how critical research is for medical schools, and whether it will make or break my application.

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Answered 5 months ago by Mr.Smile12 (11380 points)

It will depend on the schools where you are sending applications.  You may want to talk with admissions staff at the schools on how important research is for applicants and whether they have experience with similar candidates with no research when it comes to getting them into residencies they desire.  Some schools are built for students to do research as part of their education, but research doesn't mean just bench research.

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