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Would research done with a scientific diving certification count be a meaningful research experience to include on an application? I have long had a love for diving and have the opportunity to join some research projects this next year; just wondering if this experience alone would be significant or if it would be better to supplement it with bench research in chemistry/biochemistry?
 

darkjedi

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You should absolutely pursue it if it is one of your passions as it is one way to show you are not a cookie cutter applicant. Research doesn't have to necessarily be only medicine/biomedicine-based. As long as you also have relevant clinical experiences as well, the scientific diving stuff would be a neat and unique thing on your application
 

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You should absolutely pursue it if it is one of your passions as it is one way to show you are not a cookie cutter applicant. Research doesn't have to necessarily be only medicine/biomedicine-based. As long as you also have relevant clinical experiences as well, the scientific diving stuff would be a neat and unique thing on your application
Agreed 100%
 

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I agree with darkjedi, research does not necessarily have to be in the basic sciences and this would certainly be a very unique research experience. But if this research experience is mostly physical work (diving and collecting data) without any intellectual work (analyzing the data later on to test a hypothesis and/or draw other conclusions), then it might be worth supplementing it with more traditional research.