Recent College Grad Taking gap years.

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Jun 3, 2020
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Hi Everyone,

I recently graduated from college and am looking for some advice on finding a good gap year position. I am interested in working in a laboratory, and I plan on taking two, maybe three, years off before medical school. Pre-pandemic I was doing undergraduate research in a cancer laboratory, to which I think I'll return, part-time, to train another undergraduate - not totally sure if I'll be working full-time at this lab. Overall, I am interested in finding a position in which I'll cultivate lab skills and learn a great deal about doing scientific research.

Does anybody have any suggestions on job searching, networking, or general advice to somebody in my position?

Thank you!

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Are you exclusively interested in biomedical research? If not, you could try these job boards for psych and neuroscience:

If you have 2-3 years, you’d be valuable as a clinical research coordinator since they usually require a minimum of 18 months.