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Originally posted by Cerberus
I hate ****ing labs, if i wanted to work in one i'd go get a PhD not an MD. I really don't see why there is so much emphasis on lab work. Most people don't plan on academic medicine, so what is the purpose of "research" being such a great EC?
Originally posted by uclacrewdude
1. proves you have a love of science.
2. its a fantastic safeguard against the question all interviewers love: "why medicine and not ______?", or why you have a love of people as well, not just a love of science.
the point being that you can actually justify not going into phd work; it serves as proof that you like to interact with people, want to see more immediate results from your work, and are more interested in the application of research rather than generating research itself.
Originally posted by jlee9531
theres a lot that get in without research.
i have no scientific research at all.
and i think ive done fairly well relative to the people with my numerical credentials at least.
if you really dont want to do it, then dont do it man. just do more of the other things you rather be doing. and interviewers ask why i dont have any research, i tell them, well i felt i would be doing much more of a service to my community by doing these activities and talked about some of the significant things i have done during my time in college...and they listen, comment favorably and its all good.
Originally posted by AlreadyInDebt
jlee... don't you think that your circumstances are special, though? You might be giving people the wrong impression.