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Does the research topic really matter?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by woodhorse22, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. woodhorse22

    woodhorse22 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    I am graduating in May with a BS degree in Health Science and am doing research internship for the first time in Biochemistry dealing with protein isolation, characterization, as well as enzyme assays. Although Biochemistry is not my major, does it matter? I just want to get some clinical experience and see how research really is. Just to improve my application. THanks
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  3. ssquared

    ssquared Member 2+ Year Member

    I'm pretty sure that what you're doing is NOT clinical (sounds like your interaction is going to be mostly with a lab bench), but to answer your main question, NO. Why would it matter?
  4. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    As long as you can speak intelligently and enthusiastically about what you're researching, it does not matter.

    (and to echo the above sentiment, I agree, you will probably be doing mostly bench work, no clinical)
  5. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    No, it doesn't matter. Just don't count it as clinical experience.
  6. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    yes it matters. if you are not doing glioma imaging studies, your research will be vastly inferior to mine.

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