Hey, I'm a third-year undergrad right now and intend to apply to pharmacy school next year. I already have some experience--I work as a pharmacy clerk, I worked at a pharmaceutical company for a year as a lab assistant, I TAed one class last year, and I did research/volunteering at my school's VA Hospital --but under psychology back when I was a psych major my first year, so I'm not sure if that counts. Anyway, I was thinking about asking a professor if I can help them with their research and work with them at their labs. I know a few people who did it but I'm not sure how to go about asking them. I'm taking an AIDS class next quarter with a bio professor and I'm pretty interested in the subject matter, so I was thinking about asking her.. but how should I do it? I tried looking up online to see what research she is doing but couldn't find anything recent. Should I just go to her office hours the first week and say, "I'm interested in doing research and I have prior experience, I was wondering if you had any open lab spots?" Someone also told me today that I could go to the pharmacy section of the VA Hospital and ask for the staff pharmacist and ask them if I could volunteer there or help them in their research. He said that I'd be more likely to work there than if I went through the volunteering department at the hospital, because they get so many applications they don't really go through all of them. So what do you guys think? Thanks a lot!