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Question about Research

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

  1. BUmiken12

    BUmiken12 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    Waco, TX
    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

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Find another professor.
  4. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Manitoba, Canada
    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

    kobe8 Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Staples Center
    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.
  6. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    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' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    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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