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Are there lab reports in med school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lawnboy313, May 8, 2007.

  1. lawnboy313

    lawnboy313 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    I can't stand lab reports. Bane of my pre-med existence. Anyone know if these kind of pointless, life-sucking regurgitative assignments continue on in med school?
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  3. Bengalswillwin

    Bengalswillwin Banned Banned

    May 6, 2007
    you haven't even taken your MCAT yet. Worry about the MCAT first. :luck:
  4. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    I think we had one or two (related to cardio-physlogy) but not really like college and nothing graded.
    But research lab work and publications are certainly encouraged at some places (esp in terms of summer work or if seeking certain residencies) and those can involve far more significant keeping of lab notes and data than any orgo lab experiment.
  5. LifetimeDoc

    LifetimeDoc EM Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2006
    I've heard of med students needing to write practice pathology reports for gross anatomy, plus all the paperwork involved with histories and everything related to patient care. Clinical medicine is full of lab Get used to it! :)
  6. Hurricane95

    Hurricane95 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    Miami, FL

    You write stuff (like histories and SOAP notes and stuff), but it's all written mostly in shorthand and with symbols. Every now and then we have to write some stuff for the doctoring course, like a reaction to a clinical study we read, or a short case study, but nothing compared to undergrad and we are not graded on our writing format. The writings are also very brief. I write very few complete sentences anymore, mostly symbols, arrows and fragments. My past english teachers would cringe.

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