Help - What are some clinical research positions to get involved in?

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I have zero research of any kind throughout all of undergrad, but I am hoping to start a position in Spring seeing that its the only part of my app that is lacking.

The thing is, i am kind of clueless regarding positions in clinical research. I can't reach out to any of my professors because I am doing classes remotely with no way of returning to campus, and im graduating in December.

I guess im asking, what do I even Google? I looked up clinical research opportunities near me but it jsut gave me volunteering links for some centers. What positions do most pre-meds do? Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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Most research that premedical students do is bench work. Clinical research is usually harder to find as a premed.

I'm not sure how accessible this is for premeds, but many medical students do research with physicians that is entirely remote. I found my currently position by just emailing some physicians at my med school in my specialty of interest, but I'm not sure if this is an option for premeds.

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Most research that premedical students do is bench work. Clinical research is usually harder to find as a premed.

I'm not sure how accessible this is for premeds, but many medical students do research with physicians that is entirely remote. I found my currently position by just emailing some physicians at my med school in my specialty of interest, but I'm not sure if this is an option for premeds.

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Will ADCOMS still view this as legitimate research experience? The remote thing specifically? Because I know they do not view virtual shadowing as real shadowing.
 
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I guess im asking, what do I even Google? I looked up clinical research opportunities near me but it jsut gave me volunteering links for some centers. What positions do most pre-meds do? Any advice would be appreciated!

If your school has an academic hospital, sometimes they have summer clinical research programs that can segway into a more long-term position. If you look at your school's student job listings, a lot of clinical research labs will hire undergraduates to do data entry and housekeeping work, which could lead to your own project down the line. I really recommend just looking at student job postings and finding positions that are affiliated with your school's medical school/academic hospital (if they have one), and if you can't find anything, maybe even look at a local hospital in the area.
 
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If your school has an academic hospital, sometimes they have summer clinical research programs that can segway into a more long-term position. If you look at your school's student job listings, a lot of clinical research labs will hire undergraduates to do data entry and housekeeping work, which could lead to your own project down the line. I really recommend just looking at student job postings and finding positions that are affiliated with your school's medical school/academic hospital (if they have one), and if you can't find anything, maybe even look at a local hospital in the area.

I think ill just have to look around for listings in my area because I don't live in my campus city anymore due to covid. Thank you very much!
 
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