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Clinical or Basic Science Research?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by guavero, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. guavero

    guavero Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Tierra Del Fuego

    I was just wondering whether I should pursue clinical or basic science research while in medical school.

    Do you think residency programs prefer one type over the other; or it doesn't really matter?

    El Tico
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  3. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader Banned Banned

    Strange as it may sound, I've heard that residency programs prefer basic science research. I think that it's just because the scope of clinical research can be somewhat limited for med students to doing things like handing out surveys, going over patient charts, etc.. Basic science research that is clinically applicable (eg studying H Pylori, HIV, not basic science research into looking at the mating behavior at yeast) seems to be the best type of research to do.

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