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Yale and research?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by EagerToBeMD, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. EagerToBeMD

    EagerToBeMD Medical Student 5+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I'm a nontrad with no research and no real interest in it either. I have a 4.0 post-bacc GPA and a 4.0 science GPA (not that impressive an overall undergrad GPA, though that was ten years ago), tons of clinical experience, volunteer experience, and EC's. I haven't taken the MCAT yet, but I will in May. Yale is my reach school. Should I bother applying with no research or will I be wasting my money?
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  3. yomama'sdoctor

    yomama'sdoctor 2+ Year Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Research os not necessary at every school. But...have you looked over Yale's curriculum yet? It's a very heavily research based school. Everystudent has to do a project and thesis and since there are no grades, I think the research becomes a really important component.

    You definitely can still apply, but make a strong case when you write the essay for your secondary.
  4. Darkshooter326

    Darkshooter326 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2006
    Yeah, I wouldn't bank on Yale at all, with no research experience or interest in research. It is easy to tell when you have no interest in research, and Yale as a university has a great interest in research.
  5. jbar

    jbar Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    I'm an MS1 here at Yale, and got in without any reasearch expereience. The prob isn't getting in without research, it's being here if you hate it. Everyone has to do a thesis, and it can be something like a clinical study, or even on the history of medicine. But most of the profs the first two years are researchers, and there is a lot of research going on. It's strong clinically, some good experiences. I'm doing well here in part because I wanted to get involved in research and am excited to be doing some (I'm working on ECG reading by med students and computer simulation). I wouldn't come here if the thought of reading a journal article or doing a thesis makes you want to run and hide. Hope that helps
  6. GoBlueMD83

    GoBlueMD83 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    I would buy the MSAR (Medical School Admissions Requirements) from when the new one comes out sometime this spring. It shows you what percentage that were accepted at a given school did research before applying. good luck!
  7. Tyger

    Tyger 5+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Regarding Yale, I was wondering how good is their clinical training??? I know that their research is great, but how is their clinical training compared to other top schools like Hopkins?
  8. EagerToBeMD

    EagerToBeMD Medical Student 5+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Oh I don't mind doing that kind of research (a thesis on the history of medicine, etc.). I just have no interest in sitting a lab all day every day and running experiments.
  9. JackofAllTrades

    JackofAllTrades 2+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2007
    Clinically, Yale-New Haven hospital is not nearly as highly regarded as JHH, BWH, MGH, etc. For the most part, the residencies themselves at Yale are not nearly as highly regarded as it's medical school

    Fewer Yale grads tend to stay at Yale for residency than other schools. However, they have no problem reaching highly esteemed residency positions.
  10. Yehosh

    Yehosh 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    yep, those 3 are definitly up there on the east coast.

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