For those out there who did research work (RA's) after graduation before med school, how did you use it to your advantage in your applications? In my case, I plan on sending out AMCAS real early (as soon as I realistically can) and because I haven't been with my current researcher for more than 3 months now, I don't think it would be realistic to expect an LOR from him, especially in the time-frame I'd want. I know the question seems quite dumb because of course I need to mention it, but I'm just not sure if I should dedicate my AMCAS essay to the research (I didn't do research in college), write about it in my secondaries, or wait to discuss it in my interviews. I'll of course note the research under 'research experience' or whatever else on the forms... comments/suggestion/testimonials/examples appreciated. Thanks.