That...sounds vaguely dirtyNada. I go to a small university in southern Arkansas. Almost zero research happens here. Come on; the last thing I heard about research, it had to do with chickens.
Do you think having research but applying to a primary care-focused school helps in the application?
Definitely. I think it shows that you have an inquisitive disposition--a quality that a lot of good doctors possess. That being said, I think that having at least some research will always look better than no research at all, even if you're applying to 'primary care-focused' schools.
Who thinks that this poll is not accurate of the general pre-med population?
Well sure. Having some research is better than having none. What I'm really asking is do you think it makes/breaks an application with this schools?
Absolutely not. I don't think it will make or break an application. It's all about having something on you're app. that helps you stand out--be it research, community service, volunteering, or saving a bunch of starving orphans in Africa.
I totally agree with previous posts pointing out that SDNers are a bunch of overachievers. This network makes me so insecure!!!
Everyone's always picking on those poor African babies...anyone ever think that they like all the premeds trying to save them?