1. bsneuroscience

    Is it worth it?

    Hi all, I am currently a junior in undergrad on the premed track and I would appreciate some guidance on my path before I continue forward. I posted this in the r/premed forum but I wanted to get more insight. This pandemic has given me a lot of time to think, reflect, and soul search. One of...
  2. R

    Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Research Position

    Apply Now Research Assistant - MedStar Health MedStar Health Research Institute · Research-MCRC Baltimore, MD Research Full Time, Day Shift, M-F 8a-4:30p Hours/Week: 40.00 Posted 03/17/2020 Req # 29210 Job Summary Under direct or close supervision, provides...
  3. G

    Publishing Literature Review in an Undergraduate Journal

    Hey guys! I hope y'all are safe during this pandemic. I've recently written a literature review on some treatments for Alzheimer's Disease. It's a paper I'm extremely proud of because it took me A LONG time and a lot of research. I was told by a friend (who is also a pre-med) to publish it in...
  4. C

    Automatic "Table 1" Style Summary Statistics from spreadsheet data

    Heya Everyone, In case you are working on chart reviews/epidemiology studies or clinical trials and are in need of "Table 1" - style summary statistics, I created a small web app to help with this that can help save a lot of time: | Automated Summary Statistics for Research Papers...
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    Advice on getting into COVID-19 research

    Does anyone have any advice on finding PIs/institutions that are interested in COVID-19 research proposals? I have been investigating an idea for an antigen test based on previous projects I have done. The only issue is my network is very tight and I just do not know who to talk to.
  6. @Hazel-rah

    Raise your hand if you’re allowed remote access for hospital research ?

    Just wondering if it’s just our local hospital system....... Id Like to hear from anyone involved in hospital research. Do you have permission to use a Remote Desktop or remote access to continue your work?? our rule is that you have to be present on the hospital property using a hospital...
  7. marie9132433

    3.96 CGPA, 3.92 SGPA, MA resident - Applying to Harvard Medical 2021

    Hello, this is the first post that I've created. I have been reading SDN posts since my Junior year of high school, but as admissions deadlines near, I have decided to start using it more seriously. A little bit about myself: I am 22 F, Caribbean black, bisexual 1st generation, bilingual with...
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    Seeking advice for my gap years (acquiring additional research experience) -- please advise

    Hi everyone, I am writing today because I am seeking guidance regarding my gap years. I am in a special situation because after trying to decide between a regular MD and an MD/Ph.D., I finally decided to pursue an MD/Ph.D. However, I have only a year of undergrad research--since I transferred...
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    Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery Research Position

    Join the Curtis National Hand Center research team and collaborate with the Johns Hopkins University Department of Plastic Surgery for 1 or 2 years of basic science and clinical research projects. Apply Here Research Assistant Category: Research Job Requisition: 29210 Department: Research-MCRC...
  10. K

    How to Spend Summer

    Hey all! I am a first year looking for advice as to how to spend my (last) summer. I have been accepted to a rural preceptorship for the majority of my summer. My other option is research. I would prefer the preceptorship over research, but am wondering if research is the better option. As...
  11. N

    Participate in an NIH study using virtual reality and receive a $100 amazon gift card!

    Are you located near the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland? We are seeking 3rd and 4th year medical students who would like to participate in an innovative healthcare study using virtual reality. The study involves one 90-minute visit to the NIH Campus, and is compensated with a $100 amazon...
  12. Half-code : understanding

    RN to MD

    Hey all. I've been a SDN forum stalker for quite a while, and decided to make a post to hopefully get a little bit more perspective on my situation. I'm really looking for a second opinion on where my resume is weak. I originally had a goal of becoming a CRNA. I'm a very industrious person, so...
  13. L

    Clinical Research as an Pre-medical student?

    Hello everyone! I am currently a sophomore pre-medical student and I am involved in clinical research with an academic general surgeon. I have one poster presentation, no publications yet. Most of the studies are retrospective chart reviews. Is this a good position for me to be in or should I...
  14. whatintardigration

    Summer Research Application and Acceptance Thread (SPUR, SURF, SURP, SIP, AMGEN, LA etc.) 2020

    Alright so I figured I'd try to start this year's thread. What programs has everyone applied to? I applied to: Jackson Laboratory Gerstner Sloan Kettering University of Oregon (Rejected 2/14) Purdue MBAP Cornell MBG REU Tufts University Pepperdine SURB Northeastern University NCAT REU Synthetic...
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    Summer Research

    I am currently in the process of applying for a stipend to conduct research in my current (basic science) lab over the summer. However, I just found out about a clinical research position with potential publication opportunity doing retrospective studies. Is this likely to occur over one summer...
  16. P

    Position Wanted Another year of the same prelim surgery situation....

    Hello, I am posting this on behalf of my boyfriend since he does not have an account- he is currently a burn surgery fellow that has recently completed 3 prelim General Surgery residency years. He matched into a prelim-year 1 spot straight out of med-school, did well, but the organization pretty...
  17. G

    Thoughts/advice on applying to MD/PhD Programs

    Hello SDN, I'm currently planning on applying to MD/PhD programs in the coming summer/fall. I'll briefly post my stats and relevant experiences below, and some concerns I have. Any thoughts and advice will be greatly appreciated! -cGPA: 3.6 (sharp incline after sophomore year, ended with three...
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    Interested in psychiatry and informatics in mental health – where to apply (heavily research-based MD, MD/PhD, take a gap year)?

    Hi all, I've posted some stuff like this in the past, but now I have more concrete details that I was hoping would help people give me some better opinions. I will likely be applying to programs this upcoming cycle, and was hoping to get some insight. My problem: I feel like I wouldn't be...
  19. Z

    Ophthalmology Pre-residency research fellowship position for 2020-2021

    Hello everyone, Another year’s match has come and gone. Everyone should be proud of your achievements so far, regardless of outcomes. For those who may not have a plan set up for next year, we would like you to know about a great opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
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    Premed Research opportunity/ CV assistance

    Hello everyone, So Im (premed) currently filling out applications for summer research opportunities and they all require a CV. I’m a sophomore and am not completely sure what add on it. Really want to make myself a great applicant but afraid that my lack of research experience will not help...
  21. 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 3 bright, enthusiastic students with skill in statistics and data analysis to volunteer and work with our lab, part of the Department...
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    Should I go to the Research Conference?

    Hey everyone, I have been accepted to the Harvard Undergraduate Research Conference as a poster presenter, but I'm not sure whether I should go, because I would have to pay some of the funds myself. My question is: are poster conferences beneficial, or are publications the only things that...
  23. A

    SMP vs Research for Gap Years

    Hi! This is my first time posting so pls let me know if I'm in the wrong forum I know there are a couple threads out there about this (and the general consensus seems to be that a full-time research position may be better than SMP for MD-PhD applicants), but I think my situation is a little...
  24. M

    How can I get a good program with my non-modifiable factors?

    Hey everyone, I'm currently a PGY2 IM resident at a community program with no internal cardiology fellowship spot. I'm also a US-IMG with average board scores and with currently 1-2 poster presentations under my name and no other research. My goal is to start two retrospective research...
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    I know that research is a valued component of an application (although not necessary), I was just wondering what kind of research would be considered valuable? I have experience as a research assistant in a psychology lab, so not really animal related at all.
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    Sleep Research Study - NOT SURVEY - Compensation Provided - Silver Spring, MD

    Are you or someone you know a medical student, intern, resident, or board certified internist? We need your help to learn about how sleep deprivation affects physicians! Consider volunteering for this compensated sleep research study. For more information call 301-319-9287...
  27. Jorge Genis

    Vaccine against cancer: a progressive solution.

    The proposal of vaccines against cancer is presented in three stages, the first stage covers the research published by Moshe Reuven et al in the American Chemical Society in which a immunotherapy prevention is created, that, by using antigens and glyconanoparticles created by a biomimetic...
  28. cdmguy

    Need help brainstorming a research & business plan for a new ME treatment

    Hi aspiring physicians, I'm a former chiropractor turned skeptic who left the field out of discust for it's rampant quackery, disregard for patient safety (overutilization of spinal manipulations with attendant stroke) and very common expoitation of patients to sell lifetime palliative passive...
  29. N

    When is the best time to begin research?

    I am a sophomore and I plan on taking a gap year. I will be applying to medical school at the end of my senior year and I was wondering when is it best to get involved in research. I am really excited to get started with research because there are some interesting opportunities at my school but...
  30. jordij94


  31. Perchperkins

    Is it okay to do research in psychology if you're on the pre-med track?

    I'm a freshman on the premed track and I was looking at research opportunities for next year or next semester. I'm deciding between majoring in psych or bio. I wanted to do research in either of those fields. How do med schools feel about research in psych? Are there any preferred fields?
  32. It's Over 9000!

    Importance of Research Presentations

    I'm a 3rd year medical student who was a co-author on a neurology paper and invited to present at a neurology research conference. However the issue is that I would be missing 3-5 days of my psychiatry rotation (that I can potentially make up), and it would cost quite a bit of money to fly over...
  33. P

    Clinical Psychology PhD - Trauma/PTSD Focus

    Hello, I am looking to apply to Clinical Psychology PhD programs and am interested in finding faculty that have research focuses in PTSD, trauma, and emotion dysregulation. Even better would be a PI that also utilizes MRI. Any guidance/information would be appreciated!
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    Back Pain and Sleep survey - Enter Drawing for one of four $25 Visa Gift Cards

    We are two medical students conducting a research study and invite you to participate in a study about sleep and lower back pain. We also invite you to enter a drawing for a chance of one of four $25 visa gift cards. This study will take less than 5 minutes and all responses are collected...
  35. Nikhil8587

    "Help needed for my Research"(Thread Open To All)

    Hello everyone, Please help me decide a research topic that is viable for journals and conferences. All of these topics tickle my core interest and other factors like literature have been already looked at, but it is getting really hard to choose a topic. Please give your valuable suggestion...
  36. BradyJV

    Considering an online, one-year masters in nutrition during my gap year

    Hello, everyone. Long story short - My grades, LOR's, extracurriculars, etc should be decently competitive for medical school and wouldn't use this masters in a way to try to "boost" my application. I decided to pursue medicine after dietary and lifestyle changes that helped me tremendously. I'm...
  37. M

    Gap-year options for MD schools??

    PLEASE READ TILL THE END AND HELP ME!! Hey guys I would really REALLY appreciate any advice in my very specific stressful situation! I'm going to keep this short so I can get as much advice as possible! Basically, I started college at 17, I was at this school for 2.5 years, I partied a lot and...
  38. _NM_

    How many papers are necessary for medical students?

    I know this varies greatly by specialty, but I was wondering if anyone had any insight on how many papers medical students should have in order to be competitive for residency? I have 3 but my highest authorship is 2nd. Two of the journals have a good impact factor and the other paper id a low...
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    Can significant research experience offset below average MCAT?

    Hello all, I wanted to see if anyone had any insight on how D.O. programs view research experience. Personally, I am pushing 3000 research hours in a molecular oncology lab (couple 2nd author pubs under review) but performed sub par on the MCAT (499, 125/124/127/123). Can anyone spread some...
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    Summer research apps

    I am applying for some summer research programs at my university but I have no research experience. What kinds of activities do you think will strengthen my application? Since I don’t have any research experience would activities like volunteering be good?