How much does having undergrad research help a student when applying for medical school? On the other hand, does it hurt to have no experience in this field if my EC, LoRs, MCAT, and GPA is solid (3.50+)?? what if I do get into doing research but in the end have to pubs. to show for it? I will be applying next year (2009 class), so isn't it a little too late in the game for me to have any meaningful experience in this field? Also, I didn't decide that I even wanted to go to medical school until December of 2006.