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    Wanting to re-apply, currently working at Mayo Clinic. Worth it/advice?

    Hi all, I wanted to gather some advice if it was reasonable to apply to medical schools this cycle, and thank you in advance to those who take the time to read and respond. To provide some context, I applied previously in 2021 but unfortunately did not get into any schools. I believe my GPA may...
  2. M

    First time applicant - taking gap year 3.88 GPA/519 MCAT

    cGPA and sGPA: 3.88/3.76 MCAT score: 519 with 128/128/131/132 State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): NC resident - recently a permanent resident but Canadian citizen Ethnicity and/or race: Asian Indian Undergraduate institution or category: Large Public school - top 40 school...
  3. G

    Advice appreciated: When is the right time to start research in med school?

    Hi all! I really enjoyed research as a pre-med and want to continue in med school but I also don't want to overwhelm myself. When is the right time to start applying to labs? And if I want to go into a less competitive field should I still make research a priority? Thanks!!
  4. G

    Research-Oriented School Suggestion

    Here is my background. (MCAT 515 with CARS 123 lol, but others are 130/132) PS: I have tried rehab shadowing, and it is good! My interests is oncology, especially brain tumor. I also like infectious...
  5. J

    Research for Internal Med/Cards Fellowship

    Hi! I am currently an M1 and I am thinking that I want to do internal med then cards fellowship (not 100% set but that is my interest currently). I currently am applying for my school's summer research program and one of the clinical projects is in psychology, which I do have research experience...
  6. He2

    Remote Research Opportunity

    Hi all Long time SDNer here, from young pre med to now a physician at Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical school. I'd love to give back! My lab is looking for bright, enthusiastic students and I'd love to work with you! 1) In the last few months, students have published in Lancet, Nature...
  7. S

    Ophthalmology Summer Research Program

    Hello I'm looking for Ophthalmology summer research programs. I have extensive experience working in Ophtho, with research. Any that particularly come to mind that arent' super competitive? Is it better to do it through a program or independently with a PI? Should I email professors with my...
  8. N

    Question From a Social Work Student

    Hello all! I have posted here countless times in the past trying to decide whether to major in psychology or social work and whether to go for LMHC or an MSW program. I am currently a BSW student going into my second to last semester in the program and I am confident that I will be able to get...
  9. J

    Leaving lab for the summer to do research somewhere else? (sophomore summer undergrad)

    I am having trouble deciding whether I should leave a lab, for the summer, that is very supportive to go do a summer research program at another university. The lab I am currently in has a very supportive PI, I have tons of independence, and it is very close to my home so I can easily continue...
  10. neurocali

    Lacking research but is it necessary?

    I’m in my last semester of UG and decided I want to pursue medical school. I’ve seen a few posts on SDN with a few people with stats like me and they’ve been recommended to even apply to some ivy leagues. I’m taking a gap year for sure but here are some EC’s. But I just have zero research...
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    Peripheral Nerve Research Fellows in Plastic Surgery

    Peripheral Nerve Research Fellows in Plastic Surgery Position Title: Clinical Research Fellow # of Positions: 1 Duration: Fall 2023-Fall 2024 (optional second year) Details| Neuropax Clinic LLC Robert Hagan, MD is pleased to invite interested individuals to submit an application to become the...
  12. M

    Research Authorship

    Hi all, So obviously it's important for medical students to have their names on research publications before applying for residency, and even better if they can be first author on any of them. My question then is as such— I am currently managing a bunch of research projects with other medical...
  13. H

    A lot of research hours but nothing to show for it?

    about 600 hrs but no pubs/papers/presentations. anyone else have the same experience and if so was it ever a problem during admission? did they ask questions about why you didnt do anything major in the interview? I usually hop from project to project helping people but I never took my own project.
  14. S

    Resources for finding research participants

    I am a clinical psychology PhD student currently working on my dissertation on attitudes towards evidence based practices. I'm looking to recruit psychologists to participate in my study. The tasks consist of watching a ~7min video and 3 - 8 min of surveys. Participants can enter into a raffle...
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    Research Availability as Nontrad without a Science Bachelor's

    Hello, I am a nontraditional student (graduated 2020, BA in Philosophy from a CSU with 3.74 GPA, strong upward trend; returned to school 2021 with a DIY postbacc completing prerequisites and major "recommended" courses at local community colleges, 4.0 GPA; 3.83 cGPA between both transcripts)...
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    Which lab should I choose?

    I am a rising sophomore trying to choose the lab I will stay in hopefully for the rest of undergrad. I have been given two choices, so any guidance would be appreciated. The first lab is with a relatively well-known PI that works in engineering. The research that I will be working on is a...
  17. Bulliedinschool2doc

    Research as a DO student?

    Hello, I am interested in EM or Sports medicine. My only meaningful research was during my gap year as a medical scribe, where I did a poster presentation at a hospital's research day. Other than this, I have no other research aside from data collection at an academic hospital in undergrad...
  18. BodegaCat

    Would research within a course count as research experience?

    In a microbiology course that I've taken, we were given complete freedom in setting up an at-home experiment to investigate fermentation in food. There weren't any instructions, so each student was responsible for choosing the hypothesis, the design, the materials, ensuring safety, collecting...
  19. Justanotherlostpremed

    Post-bacc vs Industry

    Hey everyone, I have decided to not apply this cycle and take a gap year. I am thinking about how to spend it. I have opportunities to complete a post-bacc and NIH, or I could work in biotech for an year. I want to go to medical school and know the postbacc will definitely be a better learning...
  20. chilly_md

    2023-2024 Case Western Reserve

    2023-2024 Case Western Reserve Secondary Essay Prompts: **If you already submitted your secondary before July 10, don't worry!** Required Short Answer Responses: Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Directed Learning: The most successful medical students at our school are generally those who are...
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    OMS Research Fellowship - Informational webinar on June 21

    Are you planning a career in OMS? Are you interested in research? Join us for an information zoom webinar on June 21, 8 p.m. EDT, regarding the Osteo Science Foundation OMS Research Fellowship. The purpose of the OMS Research Fellowship is to stimulate a lifelong interest in regenerative...
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    D.O. Students: Research Participation Request!

    Dear Osteopathic Medical Student(s): We are second-year medical students at Kansas City University working on an IRB-approved project that aims to gather information about the abortion educational offerings at medical schools. As part of this project, we would like to request your participation...
  23. combap

    Institutional Action First Semester Freshman Year

    Hey all, I'm relatively new to posting on SDN, and I hope this post isn't too horrendously long to read. Posted this on Reddit, but I received advice from a few people who had IA's on Reddit to post on here as well to receive feedback. Okay, so I've been on premed Reddit the past few days just...
  24. P

    PsyD Programs

    Hi everyone, I am currently deciding between three different PsyD programs: 1) The Florida School or Professional Psychology- Clinical Psychology 2) Kean University- Combined School and Clinical Psychology 3) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (DC campus) -Clinical Psychology I...
  25. R

    Should I stick with this research experience?

    I've really been struggling finding research for my summer after M1. I'm currently interested in psych and FM, but this could change. One potential research experience is with a psychologist where I create an annotated bibliography to help them with the intro of a grant proposal of theirs. I...
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    Clinical research position at Weill Cornell Medicine's Sean Parker Institute for the Voice

    Weill Cornell Medicine | Sean Parker Institute for the Voice The Sean Parker Institute for the Voice in NYC is offering a paid clinical research position that would be ideal for pre-meds or med students interested in Otolaryngology who are deferring graduation. This position offers a robust...
  27. C

    Relevant Research Experience? Should I apply for a different job?

    Hi guys, I have a dilemma that I need some assistance with. Some information has been changed for privacy purposes, but veracity has not been altered. It is my goal to become a clinical psychologist. However, I am concerned on a number of fronts: that I do not have enough research experience...
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    2023-2024 Potential Applicant Question!

    Hi! Making this post for a friend and hoping I post in the right location. He was planning to go to an international volunteer program and apply in the summer of 2024. However, now he is thinking of applying this summer. He got accepted to the volunteer program and is now unsure of what option...
  29. psychjc

    What are the options for clinical psychology work abroad (outside the US)?

    Hi all! I'm currently a 5th year clinical psychology Ph.D. student who will be starting my predoctoral internship program this summer (which is a little more research-oriented than average). My wife works remotely and has some interest in us potentially living and working abroad (either...
  30. YoungDaggy

    (WAMC) No IIs 2023 Cycle, Reapply this year or wait until 2024?

    Graduated in Spring 2022 with a 4.00 GPA; currently taking a gap year. I took the MCAT twice (never did CARS practice): 503 (129/121/126/127) in 04/21; ran out of time at the end of C/P and skipped ~4.5 CARS passages. I didn’t really study for it and took it during a semester, dumb mistake I...
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    Survey on Radiology Resident Selection Process, Interview Formats, More

    The University of Louisville Department of Radiology is conducting a timely IRB-approved survey on the current Radiology resident selection process, with particular emphasis on the various interview formats. The survey also addresses the impact of the change in Step 1 scoring and attitudes...
  33. O

    Vanderbilt Summer Anesthesiology Program

    Anyone have experience with the Vanderbilt summer anesthesiology program? I recently got accepted, but I'm not too sure if this is a funded program and/or if it is worth going to. I was thinking I would do research at my home institution and continue projects longitudinally - I'm also not too...
  34. R

    Should I stick with this potential research opportunity or look somewhere else?

    I'm trying to figure out research for the summer after M1. The first physician that got back to me had a project idea but had not really planned it out yet (and it sounds like we'll need an additional meeting with another physician to do this). I'm not sure if I'm expected to do a lot of...
  35. Y

    Summer Research Application Thread 2023

    Decided to make one for this year (SURF, AMGEN, SPHSP etc) List which ones you all applied to etc
  36. C

    Research Participants Needed - LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Education Research

    Good afternoon SDN. My name is Cody Harrison, and I am the Director of Academic Support at DCOM-Knoxville. I am also a doctoral student at Wilmington University in New Castle, DE. For my dissertation research, I am looking at the importance of LGBTQIA+ healthcare education in pre-clinical...
  37. T

    List of Research Post-bac programs that are ORM-friendly?

    Right now, all I can find is the NIH IRTA/CRTA program. What other funded post-bac research programs exist out there that accept students who are ORM (not underrepresented or disadvantaged)?
  38. a_distant_dream

    How long to wait before updating schools and what to include?

    Please do not quote this message. I substantially contributed to a manuscript that was just accepted by a fairly well-known journal. I have questions about updating schools: Should I wait until my semester grades are also released? I expect a 4.0. This is expected to occur January 1. Should I...
  39. S

    UCSD Master's in Clinical Research

    Hi All, I've seen some others posting about biomedical masters programs so I thought this program would be of interest to the forum. UCSD's Master's in Clinical Research is a 1-year program which provides training in medical research skills like clinical trials, biostatistics, epidemiology, and...
  40. H

    No home program at my (new) school - seeking some guidance

    Hello everyone, I am a M2 at a new US MD school in the NE who is interested in ophtho. Being that it's so new and there is no home program, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to let me PM them and ask some questions :) Specifically seeking some feedback on whether to take a research year...