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Is it okay to do biochemistry research, while NOT majoring in biochem? But majoring in biology?

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I volunteer at a research lab at my undergrad institution. It is a biochemistry based research lab in the chemistry department, and it does deal some with bacteria and gene transcription/translation. However, it is a biochemistry lab, and I am not interested in majoring in biochemistry. I want to major in biology.

Will medical school look down on it that I major in biology but do research in a biochemistry lab? Will it matter for top schools? I am also planning to do an honors thesis (I am in the honors college at my school) based on research in the biochem lab. But it won't be a "biology honors thesis", it will just be an "honors thesis" for undergrad.

Will med schools care that I do research in biochemistry while majoring in biology? It's just that, the biochemistry lab is interesting, but the major itself is just meh. I'd rather take virology/microbiology/cell biology classes during my senior year than be stuck writing lab writeups for physical chemistry.
 

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are you going to start a new thread on every single possible hypothetical scenario that will face you in your medical career and foolish questions that could be better contained in one thread?

if you are, there's no need to give us your background anymore. We get it already. Just cut to the chase.

Here's your answer: Yes.
 
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are you going to start a new thread on every single possible hypothetical scenario that will face you in your medical career and foolish questions that could be better contained in one thread?
lol

A bio major and biochem research...............you're literally a penny a dozen. No med school is going to notice you, and thus, won't care.
 

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dude, seriously?

idea for your next thread: Will top schools think it's okay that I'm dating a lawyer even though I want to go to med school?
 
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Oooh... After that one: Will top schools prefer that I eat chicken flavor or beef flavor ramen noodles during my gap years and med school so I can save up enough money to fly home every night so I can still live with my parents on the other side of the country?
 
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Oooh... After that one: Will top schools prefer that I eat chicken flavor or beef flavor ramen noodles during my gap years and med school so I can save up enough money to fly home every night so I can still live with my parents on the other side of the country?

OP should not mention having parents because not being underprivileged by living on the streets as an orphan will hurt their app at the top schools.....if OP really wanted to be in top schools they would go back in time and have no parents
 
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OP should not mention having parents because not being underprivileged by living on the streets as an orphan will hurt their app at the top schools.....if OP really wanted to be in top schools they would go back in time and have no parents

Better yet, OP should be an orphan from Korea. Who is left handed.

To answer the question:. It's fine. Why wouldn't it be?
 

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OP should not mention having parents because not being underprivileged by living on the streets as an orphan will hurt their app at the top schools.....if OP really wanted to be in top schools they would go back in time and have no parents

We already know OPs background and her parents (see "Am I "educationally disadvantaged"?" thread).

But in all seriousness, I did research in animal behavior and i am an engineering major. So far I have not been questioned by any of my interviewers about why I did research with animals even though I am not an animal science major. Research is research, I personally don't think it has to be specific to your major.
 

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OP should not mention having parents because not being underprivileged by living on the streets as an orphan will hurt their app at the top schools.....if OP really wanted to be in top schools they would go back in time and have no parents

yes!
 
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I was a music major and my first job after college was as a neurology research assistant. Doesn't seem to be an issue.
 

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I know psychology majors who work in chemistry labs, you can pretty much do whatever you want pending an interest and capacity to actually be good at it.
 
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I volunteer at a research lab at my undergrad institution. It is a biochemistry based research lab in the chemistry department, and it does deal some with bacteria and gene transcription/translation. However, it is a biochemistry lab, and I am not interested in majoring in biochemistry. I want to major in biology.

Will medical school look down on it that I major in biology but do research in a biochemistry lab? Will it matter for top schools? I am also planning to do an honors thesis (I am in the honors college at my school) based on research in the biochem lab. But it won't be a "biology honors thesis", it will just be an "honors thesis" for undergrad.

Will med schools care that I do research in biochemistry while majoring in biology? It's just that, the biochemistry lab is interesting, but the major itself is just meh. I'd rather take virology/microbiology/cell biology classes during my senior year than be stuck writing lab writeups for physical chemistry.


Sorry OP even conjuring the thought in your mind makes you disqualified for MD :\.

I heard Caribbean schools are a good alternative though, good luck!
 

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It's been good entertainment for our bored souls though :rolleyes:
 

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I am actually not a troll though, but I found it amusing how you guys responded to this thread.
 

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I am actually not a troll though, but I found it amusing how you guys responded to this thread.

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OP, before you start a new thread with another question, do yourself a favor and stick around just reading this forum. Honestly, all the questions you have asked so far have been answered in one way or another. If you can just read the stuff that has already been posted and only ask a question when it is truly unique and pertains only to your situation - you will get much better and more serious responses.
 

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It's important to tailor your major to your EC's, haven't you read the forum before? Adcoms SPECIFICALLY want people who have no diversity whatsoever in their application. Make sure all your volunteering is related to your major as well too, and don't take the MCAT sections that aren't part of your major

GL OP!!!
 
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It's important to tailor your major to your EC's, haven't you read the forum before? Adcoms SPECIFICALLY want people who have no diversity whatsoever in their application. Make sure all your volunteering is related to your major as well too, and don't take the MCAT sections that aren't part of your major

GL OP!!!

Also dating someone not in a healthcare field will be looked down upon. So drop the law student. Just start over.. :)
 

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Better yet, OP should be an orphan from Korea. Who is left handed.
Make sure it's North Korea (PRC)!

Also dating someone not in a healthcare field will be looked down upon. So drop the law student. Just start over.. :)
There are a lot of hotties at the law school at my university......a senior in one of my classes boned our TA and now they're dating......
 
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Make sure it's North Korea (PRC)!


There are a lot of hotties at the law school at my university......a senior in one of my classes boned our TA and now they're dating......

Damn son. I can't blame him though i'd tap that TA too. ;)
 

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Damn you guys are hillarious. I will try to post less threads though.
 

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Damn you guys are hillarious. I will try to post less threads though.
Omg wait I think this is the first time that someone in your position has actually conceded to our cries for not starting so many threads. Ermahgerd
 
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