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To be MD

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Hi SDN,

I couldn't find the exact answer to my question, so here goes: I have not done any scientific research. That being said....

1) A 'research paper' I wrote was published in my university's undergraduate academic journal & was then later published in my professor's book on rhetoric.

2) Additionally, I took an upper level PSYC research methods & data analysis course where we designed, implemented, & wrote a ~14 pg. report on our observational research project (this was not published).

Do either (1) or (2) count in any respect as "research" in the eyes of ADCOMS? I'd really appreciate any feedback.
 

aldol16

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(1) is still research - just not scientific. (2) doesn't sound like research but I come from academia so we have different standards than adcoms.
 
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Goro

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Well, research is research, but 1a) has as much standing publishing an article in a school newspaper. Getting into a book in a decent accomplishment, UNLESS it was self-published by a vanity press.

#2) That's a course. I don't count that as research any more than the projects you do in orgo lab.


Hi SDN,

I couldn't find the exact answer to my question, so here goes: I have not done any scientific research. That being said....

1) A 'research paper' I wrote was published in my university's undergraduate academic journal & was then later published in my professor's book on rhetoric.

2) Additionally, I took an upper level PSYC research methods & data analysis course where we designed, implemented, & wrote a ~14 pg. report on our observational research project (this was not published).

Do either (1) or (2) count in any respect as "research" in the eyes of ADCOMS? I'd really appreciate any feedback.
 
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Mansamusa

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If #2 was a thing, I would have like 20 pubs. That's just classwork, but it is possible to have classwork published
 
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To be MD

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Mar 15, 2011
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Well, research is research, but 1a) has as much standing publishing an article in a school newspaper. Getting into a book in a decent accomplishment, UNLESS it was self-published by a vanity press.

#2) That's a course. I don't count that as research any more than the projects you do in orgo lab.
Thank you guys! I really appreciate the input. I'll include it (@Goro it wasn't a vanity press)!
 
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