basically, is research necessary??? basic situation: i'm a 4th year social science with no pre-med. i'm currently 1. i started to volunteer at a center at ucla. since it's a small center and a small program of intergrative east and west medicine. the director thinks i'm the future of integrative medicine.. hehe.... i haven't taken chem I yet.. 2. i volunteer at a public radio station 2-3 hours a week, little work, can do homework and stuff, so it's no biggie. but it is fantastic fun. 3. i have an internship as a health and food editor at an infant stage Asia oriented magazine. 4. thinking about taking up aerobic stripteasing class 5. oh. and i have a boyfriend. 6. walks some rich people's dog every week.. i guess it's an under the table cash dog walking business.. hehe... ( i have also worked for ESPN xgames in the past.) this summer, i'm taking summer school. i'm probally working at a summer camp for severely ill children next summer. so.. basically.. where the hell am i suppose to stuff a research thing into this unless i throw away my boyfriend. i wouldn't wanna do that.