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- Nov 14, 2019
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Hi! I'm currently a senior and I have two gap year offers, one for a research tech/assistant and the other is for a medical assistant for a private clinic. I'm going to take two gap years, and I'm split on which one to take.
- Research Assistant -- The lab is very productive, and the PI wants the RAs to work on their own independent projects. I enjoy doing research and have been doing so for my entire college career, so I already have more than enough hours. Also, the PI does clinical research which is cool. I would probably be able to get published during my first gap year, which would be a big plus when I apply.
- Medical Assistant -- Would get more patient interaction and up-close view of medicine. I have around ~400 hours of clinical experience right now from scribing and I plan on continuing volunteering during my gap years. Would be able to get a ton of clinical experience and shadowing hours in this position, which would help me with essays and such.