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May 28, 2018
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Hi I am currently finishing up a year as a Fulbright to the United Kingdom where I am obtaining my MPH. I will be applying next cycle and will therefore have two gap years. I have two offers that I am considering and would like peoples thoughts. The first offer is an IRTA (intramural research training award) position at the NIH and the other offer is a a clinical research coordinator position at a major Boston hospital. I think that I would like both jobs equally, but the IRTA is a slightly farther commute.
I have heard some good things about the NIH IRTA and know some people who have gotten into great medical schools after doing one. I was wondering if there were any thoughts or insights regarding the IRTA.
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The Optimistic Medstudent

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Dec 22, 2017
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Is your GPA in need of a postbacc? If not, I would personally take the research position as it would look significantly better.