Research is beneficial to any perspective student interested in the
sciences. Not only will you gain a better understanding of what you
learn in your pre-requisite classes, but you will also find a new
appreciation for science. Acceptance to medical school is very
competitive and undergraduate research is becoming an important factor
in the admission process. The first step in getting started in
research is finding a mentor. There are many ways you can go about
doing this. The University offers a great program called the Emerging
Scholars Program that pairs you with a mentor that best fits your
interest whether it be modeling human diseases in fruit flies or
understanding the molecular biology of a bacterial gene. Projects have the opportunities to be funded and/or presented at research conferences. Find a field in science you are
passionate about and email the professor. You have nothing to lose!
Links are provided for some university science departments where you may be able to find research opportunities.
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