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  1. L

    MD Research Prep... or not?

    I'm starting M1 in August and I am considering taking an online course to learn R or another data analysis tool. I would like to pursue research fairly early in med school (maybe wishful thinking?) but I didn't gain much data analysis experience in my undergrad research. Would it be beneficial...
  2. A

    carolyn kuckein research fellowship

    This is a long shot but anyone else apply to the fellowship still waiting to hear back? They said they’d announce awardees yesterday. Not sure if they just aren’t sending out rejections yet.
  3. A

    Creating a School List

    I am working on my school list and I am interested in linguistics and medicine as well as research. I wanted to make sure I am not missing any schools. Does anyone know of medical schools with a year out program for research? Does anyone know of schools that have extra curriculars, classes...
  4. P

    What kind of research should I be looking to do for best matching success?

    M1 - My research interests are in Psychoradiology, realistically speaking I don't know if I would be able to get involved into this sort of research while in med school. I know this field is new and probably needs a lot of effort, which I don't mind placing. Yet, I am interested in getting some...
  5. P

    NSSR Masters Program or part-time RA job

    HI all! Thank you in advance for your assistance. I spent this year applying to Psychology Masters, Psychology Post-Bacc, and Pre-Med Post-Bacc programs (to pursue Research Psychiatry). My background is in the Social Sciences (high undergrad GPA, only 1 intro psych and 1 intro neuroscience...
  6. R

    HELP: Clinical experience vs post-bacc for gap years?

    Hello, I'm a current senior looking to take 2 gap years. Unfortunately, due to some personal circumstances and poor planning, I bombed quite a few classes during my sophomore year --- a no-pass for Orgo I, C in Biochem I, and C+ in a Development/Behavior class. Retook the Orgo and Biochem...
  7. A

    How and what research experiences do you have in medical school?

    Hey Everyone, I have been accepted to medical school and already thinking about getting into residencies 😂 . I know research is important and I was wondering how students get involved in research, how do they choose the topic of their research if they have no background info, and how do so many...
  8. D

    Research Importance in Medical School

    Hi all! I'm an incoming MS1 at a top 10 research-oriented school. I was wondering how important research will be moving forward in the medical pipeline. I'm asking because: 1) I'm not aiming for uber competitive specialties - I think I'd like to do primary care or emergency medicine since...
  9. C

    Research position after not matching

    Hi guys, I applied for pathology this cycle and found out I didn’t match today. I had some red flags on my application like failed rotations and LOAs while I did soul searching. Anyways I graduated from a DO school in December so I’m sick of vacation by now and want to go back to work. I...
  10. C

    Research, clinical, non-clinical, EC, and volunteer hours

    How many research, clinical, non-clinical, EC, and volunteer hours should I have to get into competitive schools like NYU or the like? I know the obvious answer is a lot or "many" but how many hours (roughly) would you say the average applicant applying to competitive schools has? How many...
  11. M

    Does Virtual Research Count?

    Hello all! I have been doing research for almost a year now but I have never set foot in a lab due to covid. My research revolves around reading various literature, filtering information, assessing the quality of the paper, etc. to hopefully publish a systematic review in the future. I am just...
  12. tf9813

    Virtual Reality

    Hello, I am doing a project on virtual reality for my masters program. My topic is on how can virtual reality be used to teach and how can it be transferred to medical education. If anyone can share anything on their experience with virtual reality being used as a teaching tool or just anything...
  13. A

    How to increase chances for landing a competitive NICU fellowship?

    How much will not going to a top residency hurt me for fellowship applications?
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    Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics Research Fellowship (Summer 2021 for M1s)

    The Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Surgery Department invites current M1s to apply for a funded 8-10 week clinical research fellowship during the summer of 2021. Silberstein Pediatric Orthopaedics Research Fellowship Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Preceptors: Paul D. Sponseller...
  15. M

    Bad Grades + Post-Bacc + Gap Year Advice

    Hi everyone happy new year! Looking for advice on how to spend my gap year(s), fixing holes in my app, and if this post-bacc plan is good. One main issue is grades, especially sGPA, so thought I'd do a post-bacc in my city? The undergrad classes this post-bacc offers are mostly classes I've...
  16. moralis

    Applying to NIH SIP (2021)

    Hi everyone, I have a couple questions about applying to NIH SIP. 1. I have heard a lot that you should email PI’s there rather than simply going through the application. For those who have done it before— is this true? If so, should I email PI’s before or after submitting an application? 2...
  17. A

    Low GPA Waiver Letter?

    Hi everyone, I submitted most of my post-bacc applications and I just got my first rejection letter ... got me thinking I should have addressed my low GPA in my personal statement more. For the CAS system, they calculated my overall GPA to be 3.11 .... I didn't anticipate this, since I went to...
  18. moralis

    A hypothetical question—

    The following I've always wondered about— Let's say there is this scenario: Someone starts out as a student interested in both basic research and practicing medicine. He learns about MD/PhD programs, which allow him to do just this, and successfully matriculates into one. He continues the track...
  19. 94hdogs

    Not Feeling Very Confident About Starting Research

    Hey everyone, We just got done with our second semester of medical school, which every M2 says is the hardest semester of medical school before we start getting into pur systems courses. I told myself before M1 started that I would start research by this time but for some reason, I just don't...
  20. H

    PT research opportunities in CA

    Hello everyone. I'm looking to get into research but I am finding it difficult to get started. I have been looking on indeed and cragislist but so far no luck. Does anyone know a resource to find research opportunities?
  21. Tovbhk

    Is this considered Research?

    Hi, I just was wondering if someone could please explain to me if my experience qualifies as research (I find the term very confusing as to classifying what exactly was done), I had a chemistry teacher approach me and ask her to partner together and work on a research study where I basically...
  22. madelinemurdock

    Pre-Med Job Advice

    Hello everyone! This is my first time using this site as I am a freshman undergrad student currently. I was just seeking advice on which job option I should pursue for the upcoming semester. Here are my two options and thoughts on both: a) work on one of my biology professor's research projects...
  23. Meticulouslykiwi

    Research paper question-urgent

    I am an author on a publication and just saw that I was only listed for conceptualizing the paper, but I also helped edit and wrote parts of the paper. Should I ask my PI about adding my name to the editing part? I don’t want to annoy her, so I wanted to ask here before I approach her.
  24. B

    NIH IRTA 2020-2021 Cycle

    Hi everyone, I am graduating in May 2021 and plan to submit my NIH IRTA application by mid December and begin emailing PI's in January. Does this give me a fair shot? I have 2.5 years of research experience and multiple posters. Does anyone have an idea as to how hiring is working at the NIH...
  25. B

    Goldman Sachs Internship Vs. Research Junior Summer

    Hey, this is a throwaway account and I am in no means trying to brag, I'm just really confused. A little bit of background: I am a student concentrating in Applied Mathematics-Biology and Chemistry or Computer Science (figuring it out still) at Ivy League (Non HYP). I received an offer from...
  26. F

    Summer 2021 Programs

    Does anyone know any summer programs that are research based but also offer MCAT classes or prep time? I want to do summer research but am also planning to do a large portion of my MCAT studying during the summer.
  27. M

    Pathology, undergraduate research?

    Hi all, How important is undergraduate research if I’m interested in pathology? I’m already a senior, and I’m feeling a little discouraged. I only contributed to some research but am not on the way to publishing anything on my own or being a second author. Thank you!
  28. O

    Other OT-Related Information Research Project

    A group of fellow students and I are developing the first occupational-therapy based life skills curriculum for youth aging out of the foster care system. We are asking for support via a crowdfunding page to help us complete this project. If you are able to donate, please click the link (NAU...
  29. H

    [Research Opportunity in Dermatology] Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship

    Title: Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship Fellowship Director: Shawn Kwatra, MD Duration: 1 year Description: Under the direction of Dr. Shawn Kwatra, the Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship is interviewing for a position starting in March 2021 (starting date flexible). The fellow will engage in...
  30. R

    Should I quit my gap year job after a month?

    Hi everyone, I was super grateful to be able to find a job for my gap year especially given the current situation. I'm extremely frustrated with myself because I have been in a lab for a little over a month and have really not been enjoying the experience at all. One of the biggest reasons...
  31. I

    Tips on getting used to restraining aggressive rodents or prairie voles specifically?

    Hello everyone, I have a lot of experience working with mice, but just started in a new lab where ill also be working with prairie voles. Honestly, Im not the most comfortable working with animals as I've never grown up around any really. So working with my mice probably took more getting...
  32. confused undergrad

    Life as a DDS/PhD?

    For those who have a dual DDS/PhD degree or are in a DDS/PhD program, what is your career like/going to be like? How much time do you spent practicing dentistry vs doing research or teaching? Do you enjoy it and is it what you imagined? Another side question, is it possible for DDS/PhDs to...
  33. L

    Fall Research Lab

    Due to COVID-19, almost all of the labs on my campus are not hiring any new undergrads nor are they allowing students to come to lab in-person. I was originally planning on applying to a lab this month so I can conduct research with them for the school year but it seems like that will not be...
  34. confused undergrad

    DMD vs DMD/PhD?

    For students who want to go into academic dentistry and do research/teach, I am wondering, why do they opt for DMD/PhD if they can do research/teach with "just" a DMD? I understand that DMD/PhD is fully funded, but it takes more time, which seems like a deterrent to me. I suppose doing a DMD/PhD...
  35. A

    Navigating authorship?

    I know that having a publication looks great when applying to med schools, so I've made this desire clear to my PI. He already turned down one of my ideas for a paper (which was to expand my independent research poster) and gave it to a grad student to publish instead. Fine, I get that there's a...
  36. D

    Canine Liver Transplants

    Dear Vets, I am a dog parent of an otherwise healthy Shetland Sheepdog who has recently succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver and who has been given a week to live. A partial or full transplant is her only hope. I have contacted a number of vets, including a Prof. of Vet Med from UC Davis. Their...
  37. reaction mechanisms

    COVID-19 vaccine clinical research?

    Is it possible to get any publications out of a clinical research study as a research assistant? I’m very thrilled to be working on a phase III candidate vaccine study for COVID-19 during this gap year (deferred admission for EY 2021) and am really hoping to get some publications out of it. I’m...
  38. aalleyne13

    NYU Masters Program

    Looking for opinions on whether or not it's beneficial to apply for a MS in Chemistry or MA in IDS or Psychology (Clinical Neuroscience Track). I'm pre med with a solid passion in Neurobiology and Biopsychology and all that intertwines, which shows through my undergrad coursework. However, I...
  39. R

    Should I list myself as the Principal Investigator of my study on medical school application?

    I am currently a rising junior in college, and have designed a study, as well as submit it to the IRB. I am listed as the principal investigator on the submissions to the IRB. I am also the one handling feedback from the IRB, and making revisions to the project. I have a faculty advisor, listed...
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    Hey friends! I have been a part of this program for 3 years and it has been an absolutely invaluable experience for me and for my resume. The department is recruiting again, so I thought I would pass the info along! The University of California, Irvine Department of Urology is recruiting...