i was wondering is it better to study abroad next summer (which would be summer between soph & junior year) or try to work in a research lab over the summer? i know some schools like baylor med have research programs for undergrads over the summer? the study abroad program i am looking into deals with british healthcare system, so it does have some revelance to medical field. also, i have worked as a lab assistant in a med school lab and presently work in a dr.'s office, so i have some experience. do you think studying abroad would make my app stand out more, or do you think i should do a research program? also is studying abroad during the spring semester looked down upon by adcoms? would the best time to go abroad be the summer time? thanks.