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Does not having research as "Most Meaningful" lower your chance at a top school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by riddler, 06.01.12.

  1. riddler

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    Title says--asks--it all. What does everyone think? Is it necessary (or helpful) to mark research as a "Most Meaningful Activity" if you're aiming for a top 20 medical school?
  2. Valadi

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    I think whatever you pick should be congruent with your experiences. If you have little/no research then there it doesn't serve you. I don't remember this question on AMCAS, but if they're including it then I see a big opening for questions that ask you to describe why it's most meaningful on interviews.
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    It was new this last cycle. That said, no, it shouldn't hurt you. I had plenty of research but didn't use it as a "most meaningful experience" IIRC. Nevertheless, it came up in my interviews at most schools (esp. those that were more research-intensive). I'd probably argue that if research is your most meaningful experience as a premed, you likely didn't have much of a pre-MEDICINE experience at all. :laugh:

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