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Is This Worthy of a Pre-Med's Time/ Is this Even Research?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by GallbLad, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. GallbLad

    GallbLad Account on Hold Account on Hold

    Apr 3, 2013
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014
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  3. Reckoner

    Reckoner Lacks theology and geometry Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Does the project interest you? If so, it's a good use of your time.

    ETA: Yes that's research, and yes it's more than "worthy of your time." I don't know if you intended to sound so condescending, but you would do well to approach future endeavors with a less entitled attitude.
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  4. medmedman

    medmedman 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    absolutely not true.

    Throw away this perspective of "if it's not clinical, it's not useful/good use of your time/not the best thing for med school."
    If you like what you're doing then do it. If it interests you then do it. Med schools don't care what kind of research you do. They care about why you did the research and what you got out of it - both of which will show if you are interested in it. Trust me when I say that just because your research doesn't consist of a test tube that its somehow less important in the eyes of med schools than someone who did his research in a lab.
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  5. SN12357

    SN12357 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    If you're just doing straight data entry, that's not a great role to have, although that's sometimes where you have to start to get more experience. If you're coding the data or gathering it, that's a higher level of involvement.

    But don't be bull**** airquoting 'research'. It's research. Research doesn't have to be clinical or medically related to have value either in general or to premeds specifically.
  6. justAstudent

    justAstudent 5+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    Like others before me have stated, it doesn't have to be medical or clinically oriented to be considered research. As long as you're interested and something you like, I would say do it.

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