I'm looking for some advice. I decided to do a year of research mostly from the advice of friends who are already in med school and did research and say it helped them to get in. However, I know that I don't want to work in a lab the rest of my life but I do enjoy the learning process involved in the research process. Also, through my shadowing and clincal experiences, I know I want to be a generalist physician. My question is how do I fuse these two together for my personal statement and during the interview? Do you have to be a specialist to be involved in research or do GP's have research interests while for the most part seeing patients. I guess I'm just a little unclear as to what kinds of careers exist for generalist physicians who enjoy the research process but want to be involved with patients on a daily basis as well. Sorry if this is a dumb question.