2+ Year Member
- Jul 14, 2015
- Medical Student
Anything counts as research as long as it is based on a hypothesis. People got in with research experiences ranging from fMRI behavior scanning to complex chemical reactions. As long as it's hypothesis-based and you can describe your work eloquently in essays and interviews, you'll be fine with social behavioral research.
What is your major?Hello,
I'm currently a junior science major (pre-med intentions) and finally getting involved in research. I have a couple opportunities and I'd appreciate some input (especially if some adcom members could chip in )
Both interest me equally...
1) basic sciences research, bench work in a neurobiology lab studying the GABAergic system in mice.
2) psych research in biopsychology, the lab focuses on addiction (tobacco smoking in particular) and involves conducting surveys, data analysis, and some fMRI experiments
At the moment I'm leaning towards the psych research because it requires less hours, so it won't interfere with my studies as much. The neurobiology lab is asking for 15-20 hours per week, while the psych research wants 10 hours per week.
My big question (and I'd really appreciate many opinions): is the psych research looked down upon or lesser than basic sciences research from an AdCom POV?