cardioplegia

5+ Year Member
Oct 20, 2011
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Hi,

I graduated with a master in Biochemistry and I am currently working full-time in an immunology lab. I pretty much work 7 days a week and on average 10 hours a day. I barely did any thing like community service or other volunteer activity.

My current position is research volunteer, so I think this still counts toward research experience instead of volunteer experience? Is the medical school going to question me because I have little to none community service hours?

I couldn't leave my current volunteer position because one of our papers is getting ready and hopefully can be submitted this September. I am working with another post-doc on an related topic which will result another publication. My own independent project was in hell, but recently my targeted RNA-seq showed some promises. (Through my research experience, I made certain that I love research but do not want to make it my career, and I decided not to pursue a Ph.D in Immunology)

Mean time, I am planning taking night course for MCAT. (I kinda have to)

Thank you for your time and help.
 
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cardioplegia

5+ Year Member
Oct 20, 2011
53
1
Status
Pre-Medical
Good lord you're working 70 hr/week as a volunteer with a masters degree??
There were times I work more than that. I asked about possible stipend, but I couldn't get paid because it was a federal institute and I was foreigner. Basically I was not eligible for compensation and health insurance due to my citizenship. They did give me some stipend for metro tho, so I can go to work even on weekend.

I thought about working for the industry, but I don't want to give up on my research.