- Jun 2, 2020
- Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
I volunteered in a lab for about 100 hours over 3 months about 2 years ago. I stopped the activity once it became clear to me from the PI that he didn't give undergraduate students much opportunity to get published. I won't be using a LOR from the PI, and I don't have any posters or pubs to show for it. Then, I independently wrote 2 systematic reviews that got published recently. Should I list the experience in the lab on my AMCAS? Or would it raise too many questions about why I stopped volunteering there and went it on my own? On the other hand, if I don't list it, will ADCOMMs take my publications seriously as research experience if I don't have any experience working collaboratively at the bottom of a lab totem pole? If I do list it, should I tell the reason I mentioned for stopping the activity?