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colliea21

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I've recently decided I definitively wanted to become a physician (after giving it careful thought). However,before deciding this I was going to pursue a PhD after my mass transfer professor let me know he thought I had great potential (and coming from him:numerous NSF career awards, lots of research funds, etc.) to be a PhD. Anyhow, I barely have research experience even though I'm in my junior year (I am still not graduating yet, I'm taking a year longer to fulfill md requirements so basically it's like i'm in sophomore year). This semester I am doing research for the first time and I soo love it. In the long run I want to do research that is related to my MD specialty so I can apply my findings to better people's lives.
I have read here that the most important thing adcoms look in MD/PhD candidates is a LOT of research. How can I be a competitive candidate without much of that.

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-Chemical Engineering major with a minor in bioprocess engineering and biotechnology.
-will spend my summer in a university in US (I'm from PR) doing research.
-Expect to do research every single semester until I finally graduate.
 

anka24

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If you've started research now and you plan to be in school for two more years after this one ends, I'd say you have enough research. That's three years of research year-round which is more than I have/had.

I've recently decided I definitively wanted to become a physician (after giving it careful thought). However,before deciding this I was going to pursue a PhD after my mass transfer professor let me know he thought I had great potential (and coming from him:numerous NSF career awards, lots of research funds, etc.) to be a PhD. Anyhow, I barely have research experience even though I'm in my junior year (I am still not graduating yet, I'm taking a year longer to fulfill md requirements so basically it's like i'm in sophomore year). This semester I am doing research for the first time and I soo love it. In the long run I want to do research that is related to my MD specialty so I can apply my findings to better people's lives.
I have read here that the most important thing adcoms look in MD/PhD candidates is a LOT of research. How can I be a competitive candidate without much of that.

Add info:

-Chemical Engineering major with a minor in bioprocess engineering and biotechnology.
-will spend my summer in a university in US (I'm from PR) doing research.
-Expect to do research every single semester until I finally graduate.
 
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