Hey, I'm a pre-pt student who is about a year away from applying to PT schools. I met with my academic advisor recently, and she told me that all my stats and observation/shadowing hours look good but that I should really try to get some research experience or hours. I don't think I'm particularly interested, but I'm not opposed because I know it would be a valuable experience. I just don't like the idea of doing literature reviews and writing papers. I'm more geared towards actually interacting with people and getting to observe actual physical therapy. So I have a choice this semester as to whether I should shadow at a physical therapy office (orthopedic, I already have over 150 hours in this type of setting) or to do research (spoke to my professor, and he said I would be doing literature reviews and basic stuff to help him out). I was just wondering which you thought would be the more valuable experience, and whether you think getting research hours is important (a few PTs I shadowed with told me that PT is moving largely towards research, so this may be advantageous for me). Any thoughts?