This year I had been planning on doing some research so I put that on my app. But at the last minute I decided to teach 7th grade math in a school that really needed a math teacher. This school is in a really bad neighborhood, that is both educationally and medically underserved (to say the least). All of my students are minority students, many either are foster kids, were born addicted to crack, and/or come from broken homes. I am learning so much more working here than if I would have spent this semester doing research. (Besides I've done a good amount of research in undergrad and while getting my MS). Is it worth updating med schools in writing of my change of plans or should I just let them know verbally during interviews?