Hey y'all, been a minute since I've visited this thread. Congrats to everyone who's been accepted so far!
Current 3rd year here. Speaking to research, they gave us a short presentation recently that showed our stats on research so far. They gave some numbers but I'm not sure if its proprietary information so I'll wont give the numbers. But here's the take away: the national average number of research experiences for graduating DO students is about half of the number of MD students experiences. Now for Noorda's stats: my class' average number of research experiences is the same as graduated MD students, and we still have a year left of school. The lowerclassman are trending to be above what we currently are. Research is part of our curriculum, so everyone is required to do some, but there are so many opportunities in many different areas of research (education/teaching, lifestyle, translational, benchwork, reviews, etc.). Hopefully this helps!