Should research that I got course credit also be put as EC?

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Should research that I got course credit also be put as EC? Since so much time was put into it verses coursework.
 

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This would make as much sense you claiming your English 1 or PE classes as an EC. Or your homework, for that matter.

extracurricular
adjective ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər \

1 :not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum; specifically :of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (such as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit
  • extracurricular sports
2 a :lying outside one's regular duties or routine
 

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This would make as much sense you claiming your English 1 or PE classes as an EC. Or your homework, for that matter.

extracurricular
adjective ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər \

1 :not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum; specifically :of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (such as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit
  • extracurricular sports
2 a :lying outside one's regular duties or routine
I will have to disagree with my esteemed colleague here. The applicant can discuss research, whether via course, paid, or voluntary, under the Work/Activities category of research and I would advise applicants to do so
 
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This would make as much sense you claiming your English 1 or PE classes as an EC. Or your homework, for that matter.

extracurricular
adjective ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər \

1 :not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum; specifically :of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (such as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit
  • extracurricular sports
2 a :lying outside one's regular duties or routine
Not sure I agree. All my PhD research I technically get credit for since it's a requirement to have a minimum number of credits to be enrolled in the program, but your writing would imply I shouldn't have included any of that in the work and activities section. A lot of research opportunities at schools give students credit even if it's strictly research.
 

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This would make as much sense you claiming your English 1 or PE classes as an EC. Or your homework, for that matter.

extracurricular
adjective ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər \

1 :not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum; specifically :of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (such as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit
  • extracurricular sports
2 a :lying outside one's regular duties or routine
"EC" is just shorthand. The actual application section is titled "experience." While I'd agree that for-credit research does not fit the literal definition of "extracurricular," I think it could be reasonably be included as a relevant experience.
 
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Not sure I agree. All my PhD research I technically get credit for since it's a requirement to have a minimum number of credits to be enrolled in the program, but your writing would imply I shouldn't have included any of that in the work and activities section. A lot of research opportunities at schools give students credit even if it's strictly research.
Far different from a UG course. Not even in the same universe. I agree that experience, if there's a prompt for it on the app, is worth mentioning.
 

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Well n=1, but I had several classes with device design and research projects that were related to medicine and were not insignificant, so I threw them all under the category "other" in my AMCAS work and activities. The experience name indicated that they were all class projects, and I briefly described each, my role, # hours, and semester taken within the description box. My thinking was that there are many undergraduate majors that do not have experiences like this and I wanted to further demonstrate how I had seen and learned about x, y, z. It does not appear to have hurt me at all so far.
 
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Should research that I got course credit also be put as EC?
The applicant can discuss research, whether via course, paid, or voluntary, under the Work/Activities category of research and I would advise applicants to do so
I agree it would belong under the category of Research and not under the category of Extracurricular, the latter being another available choice in the AMCAS application.
 
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For the record, I am a Master's student who is doing a Masters thesis. Additionally, I did a research rotation far beyond the hour requirement, and some of it was spent teaching follow students laboratory techniques. So I wanted to mention that part.
 

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For the record, I am a Master's student who is doing a Masters thesis. Additionally, I did a research rotation far beyond the hour requirement, and some of it was spent teaching follow students laboratory techniques. So I wanted to mention that part.
If you like, you can split out the teaching and its separate hours and list it on its own under a Teaching tag, provided the hours are substantial enough, and especially if you have no other Teaching.
 
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Far different from a UG course. Not even in the same universe. I agree that experience, if there's a prompt for it on the app, is worth mentioning.
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The AAMC application has room for 15 "experiences". Each experience is given a "tag" such as "honor/award", "research/lab", "community service/volunteer, clinical", "teaching/tutoring/teaching assistant", "publication", "poster", "leadership- not listed elsewhere". It is very common to list items for which academic credit was granted in the experience section.
 
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The AAMC application has room for 15 "experiences". Each experience is given a "tag" such as "honor/award", "research/lab", "community service/volunteer, clinical", "teaching/tutoring/teaching assistant", "publication", "poster", "leadership- not listed elsewhere". It is very common to list items for which academic credit was granted in the experience section.
Can I list multiple things under each tag. For example, I have multiple awards/honors, can l list them all under the honor/award category, and it counts as one?
 

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