A doctor I was talking to about medical school told me that research was more important than clinical experience. Is that a true statement? It is very difficult for me to find research in my area except for summer research programs you have to apply for by the middle of this month. I have done some shadowing over this break and will continue to volunteer at a hospital near my University and was wondering what the best way to spend my summer was. Is there any other way to find research other than summer programs that Universities offer? Also if I take research for class credit will that count and just work at a hospital over the summer?