I have a daughter in eleventh grade who will be graduating a year early from high school with one year of college credit (dual-enrolled at a private university, not CC). She is looking at undergraduate college options with the goal of obtaining a DVM/PhD or MD/PhD to do research. She has been doing research at the state vet school for two years and is treated the same as the graduate students, including attending and presenting at a journal club. The professor she works with helped her apply and receive research grants for the past two summers and she was a poster presenter, as the first author, at an international conference. If she attends the state university affiliated with the vet school, she can continue to work in the same lab. The other option would be to try to go to an Ivy League school like Harvard, but she would still have to go four years (they wont let you use your credits to graduate early) and wouldnt be guaranteed a research position. Should she stick with the great opportunity she has which would give her a lot of research experience to go on her vet school/medical school application or would she be better off having an undergraduate degree from somewhere like Harvard? How hard would it be to get a similar research position in undergraduate school?