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i am very curious to know which schools REQUIRE you to do research (or something else unique). so lets try to compile a LIST. maybe you can also add a sentence to describe the program. ill start...

1. UCSD--Independent Study Project, topics can vary (scientific research, community service/leadership, medical education, or analysis of a scientific or medical problem), written summary/paper at the end

2. Drew/UCLA--topics can also vary as ucsd (but must somehow relate back to/benifit healthcare of underserved), must write a medical thesis during 4th year that counts as part of the UCLA medical research thesis (similar process as a grad school thesis) option and do a poster presentation, hopes that you will publish your thesis

3. Duke--complete basic sciences in first year, start clinical second year, and whole third year devoted to independent scholarship and research--range from basic science, work on health policy, pursue a second degree, to studying certain patient populations, must submit a thesis, hopes that you get your project published

4. Stanford--five-year cource of study, plan your own curriculum so that you can puruse soemthing that interests you based on your background and plans (range for example from investigative project/research, teaching experience, community service, explore special intersts, obtain advanced degrees, or take courses in other schools of stanford), promotes leadership, research and teaching.

5. Yale--must complete a thesis by your 4th year, based on original research in an area of student's choosing. Students may choose basic laboratory projects or may investigate clinical, epidemiologic or sociologic (including medicine and humanities) topics. promotes working closely with a faculty mentor

what other schools do you know that have something unique...??

Harvard, UCSF, UMichigan...
 

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The problem is that if you go to Harvard, Hopkins, UCLA, Michigan, etc. other high-power places, you will be "influenced" into doing research regardless. It does not matter that there is no research "required."

Look, when your classmates are doing research and talking about very competitive residencies + going to high-power places for residency, you will do research..... that's just the way things are.
 

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6. Mayo Medical School--I'm not sure of the details, but the program is 5 years you have to write a thesis of some kind.

7.. CCLCM--First two years are comprised of basic sciences (mostly PBL and independent study) and research methods classes. Last three years, students do clinicals and work on a translational research project.
 
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Originally posted by SoulRFlare
6. Mayo Medical School--I'm not sure of the details, but the program is 5 years you have to write a thesis of some kind.
Mayo does have a research 'rotation' in the clinical years - but the program is 4, not 5, years.
 

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Originally posted by MNgrrl
Mayo does have a research 'rotation' in the clinical years - but the program is 4, not 5, years.
ah...thanks for the correction. sorry about that
 

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addendum to yale's thesis req'mt. it must be completed by the fourth year of *medical school.* you can take a free fifth year in between. either working on a masters, your thesis, or both. then you can finish off your "fourth" year in your fifth year at yale. therefore, if you opt to stay in for the free fifth year, you actually have five years to complete the thesis.
 

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Originally posted by MNgrrl
Mayo does have a research 'rotation' in the clinical years - but the program is 4, not 5, years.
At Mayo, you also start your clinical rotations in the 2nd year to make room for the research quarter (13 weeks) during 3rd year. A research paper is required at the end of the research quarter, and about 80% of students get published.
 

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UC Davis is also starting a research project requirement, beginning with the Class of 2008. I'm not too clear on the details but it sounded similar to what you put down for UCSD.
 
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