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10+ Year Member
Apr 15, 2008
  1. Pre-Medical
Hi guys,

I ran across a dilemma. This semester, I started researching Alzheimer's at a lab. I was signed up for one credit hour (which was def. not enough for me to learn anything). My prof is working on a publication and asked if I was interested in taking part. I thought this was a great opportunity so I said yes. The problem is--he demanded more hours from me. I already had a 17 hour course load and he wanted me to work atleast 8 hours in the lab. Well, I tried it and it just became too hectic. I decided to accept my AP Biology credit and drop the course. I now have a W on my transcript. Was this a valid reason? I did do a search thread, and I only ran across one that was slightly similar to my situation. Any thoughts?


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10+ Year Member
Oct 31, 2006
  1. Medical Student
Hopefully you're on good terms and didn't just stop showing up. If so, I would try to continue your work with the researcher when you have more time, and maybe the teacher can replace the W, or right an LOR to help negate it. By the way, eight hours a week is a pretty light load if you are gonna get a publication out of it. Are you really interested in doing research in medical school? If so you should do some in undergrad. Otherwise, do more shadowing and volunteering. One W, is not gonna make much of a difference anyway.
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