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Hey guys, I'm trying to get some research experience and was wondering if doing research in psychology would look favourable to the adcoms?

Has anyone done research in anything else (not related to biology, chemistry, physics or math), and was it favourably commented on in your interview?

Do medical schools just want us to do research in the sciences?
 

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Doesn't matter. Research is research. Better to do something you're actually interested in than slave over something you despise!
 

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Hey guys, I'm trying to get some research experience and was wondering if doing research in psychology would look favourable to the adcoms?

Has anyone done research in anything else (not related to biology, chemistry, physics or math), and was it favourably commented on in your interview?

Do medical schools just want us to do research in the sciences?
No, you can do psych research if you want. My school requires research from all applicants, and some of my classmates did research in things like ethics and Middle Eastern history.
 

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No, you can do psych research if you want. My school requires research from all applicants, and some of my classmates did research in things like ethics and Middle Eastern history.

cool. One thing though - I'm a bio major, so would say the sociology department allow biology students participate in their research, or would it just be limited to students in that department?

I've decided to try for sociology research as It's something I'm genuinely interested in. As I'm a bio major, I study a lot of science, and thats why I kinda want to do research in something else. I hope adcoms will be ok with this that I'm not obsessed with science:eek:, I'm just worried that they'll look down upon it as I didn't do reseach in science like the other applicants..

I'm planning on doing this in the summer, hopefully they'll let me (prays..)
 

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cool. One thing though - I'm a bio major, so would say the sociology department allow biology students participate in their research, or would it just be limited to students in that department?

I've decided to try for sociology research as It's something I'm genuinely interested in. As I'm a bio major, I study a lot of science, and thats why I kinda want to do research in something else. I hope adcoms will be ok with this that I'm not obsessed with science:eek:, I'm just worried that they'll look down upon it as I didn't do reseach in science like the other applicants..

I'm planning on doing this in the summer, hopefully they'll let me (prays..)

Check out the research proposals to see if they'll let non-sociology majors participate. It really depends on who the PI is... some will require you be a sociology major while some will just require that you be enthusiastic about the project. If this is a specific program you're applying to, you might need to qualify your interest in sociology research through an essay, but I'm not sure if that's what you're getting into.
 

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I actually did research through my school's psych dept. I had to apply for a second degree in psych to be eligible for it, but nothing bad happens at my school if you don't finish a second degree. Interviewers seemed to like my research, and it's also a lot easier to talk about than a lot of science research.
 

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cool. One thing though - I'm a bio major, so would say the sociology department allow biology students participate in their research, or would it just be limited to students in that department?

I've decided to try for sociology research as It's something I'm genuinely interested in. As I'm a bio major, I study a lot of science, and thats why I kinda want to do research in something else. I hope adcoms will be ok with this that I'm not obsessed with science:eek:, I'm just worried that they'll look down upon it as I didn't do reseach in science like the other applicants..

I'm planning on doing this in the summer, hopefully they'll let me (prays..)
You'd have to ask them, but I don't see why they'd care if you're dependable and enthusiastic. You're free labor to them. :)
 
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