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Question about Research

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by BUmiken12, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. BUmiken12

    BUmiken12 Senior Member

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    Ok, I was set up to do lab research over the next year and a half with one of my professors. Today, he told me that he can no longer do research because he is retiring in 2 years and is going into school politics. But he said he would be happy to do a thesis with me that did not require any lab work. My question is do med schools hold non-lab research in the same regard as laboratory research projects? Thanks in advance...
     
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  3. none

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    Find another professor.
     
  4. brandonite

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    What do you mean by research requiring 'no lab'? Just like a bit of a research project requiring you to read journals and the such? That probably wouldn't go over wery well. I don't even see how you could do a thesis without doing some experimentation!

    I would tend to agree with none. As long as you haven't invested a lot of time in things thus far, you're probably better off finding another prof, unless you can make some kind of compromise.
     
  5. kobe8

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    I would have to agree with brandonite. What you are talking about is not research in the "med school applicant research experience" sense. Schools would not take that seriously.
     
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    Research could also be an analysis of data that was acquired by some previous lab work or even data gathered outside of a lab. Research is just scientific inquiry and a laboratory is not required.
     
  7. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'

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    I have to disagree, I did clinical research where we worked with patients and looked at patient charts. I was published and I've gotten interivews. I just like clinical research better.


    "Tis better to work with Humans than rats"
     

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