Undergrad Research... How Important is a Poster Presentation/Conferences?

Jul 2, 2019
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What's up people,

I am currently doing some undergrad research analyzing how religion is playing a role in the receptivity to the COVID-19 vaccine in rural populations. I believe it has very real applications to medicine, specifically to healthcare and the way rural populations are approached. I will have obtained lots of valuable data from patients at rural clinics, questionares, and other primary, self-obtained sources.

My question is... how important is it to med schools that my research be presented at symposiums or conferences? I just want to gauge this before I put in lots of time and effort into a poster and conference applications. Are there any other outlets of promotion (publishing?) that I should adhere to?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I am currently doing some undergrad research analyzing how religion is playing a role in the receptivity to the COVID-19 vaccine in rural populations. I believe it has very real applications to medicine, specifically to healthcare and the way rural populations are approached. I will have obtained lots of valuable data from patients at rural clinics, questionares, and other primary, self-obtained sources.

My question is... how important is it to med schools that my research be presented at symposiums or conferences? I just want to gauge this before I put in lots of time and effort into a poster and conference applications. Are there any other outlets of promotion (publishing?) that I should adhere to?
The research experience is the more important. Additional luster is accrued if your project undergoes peer review in a competitive process before being selected for regional or national presentation via poster or podium. A publication in a noncampus journal is even better.
 
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