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I have a question about finding a research position. Is it possible to find a research position related to medicine even if Im not a science major? Don't most positions require you to at least major in something related to that position or have background knowledge? Would appreciate any insight. thanks
 

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Of course you can. However, having two semesters of intro bio DOES help a lot. The majority of stuff I have learned in my lab (urology) I wouldn't have learned through any of my science major classes.
 

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Majoring in the relevant field is a big advantage though. When I was interviewing candidates for my lab's technician positions, some kind of biology background, whether premed or a bio-related major, was necessary.

For volunteer positions more flexibility was accorded.
 

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Majoring in the relevant field is a big advantage though. When I was interviewing candidates for my lab's technician positions, some kind of biology background, whether premed or a bio-related major, was necessary.

For volunteer positions more flexibility was accorded.

What did you look for when interviewing students that weren't science majors?
 

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If they looked up what we did and asked any good questions. Nothing esoteric or whatever, just if they seemed interested.
 
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