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i heard research is important in getting a residency so can anyone please guide me about getting in to research
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i heard research is important in getting a residency so can anyone please guide me about getting in to research
Not really.
research is a factor but not the most important one. it doesn't really help if you have a good research experience but the rest of your appliciation sucks.
i.e. if your scores are not great don't expect research to boost it much cause most of the programs that care about research are Universities & they will filter you out based on the other factors.

on the other hand, if you're a good candidate to start with, having pubs under your belt will definitely help you get in a good univ program.

if you look it from a different angle. research is an investment for FELLOWSHIP application rather than residency.

I'm speaking from experience, I've don 2 yrs of clinical research i a big teaching hospitals with many pubs & only got 3 IVs out of 179 applied to & they're all community-based.
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Not really.
research is a factor but not the most important one. it doesn't really help if you have a good research experience but the rest of your appliciation sucks.
i.e. if your scores are not great don't expect research to boost it much cause most of the programs that care about research are Universities & they will filter you out based on the other factors.

on the other hand, if you're a good candidate to start with, having pubs under your belt will definitely help you get in a good univ program.

if you look it from a different angle. research is an investment for FELLOWSHIP application rather than residency.

I'm speaking from experience, I've don 2 yrs of clinical research i a big teaching hospitals with many pubs & only got 3 IVs out of 179 applied to & they're all community-based.
100% correct advice, I'm doing research now, it did not help one iota for residency, recent grad, high scores, lots of clinical experience that is what counts and that is what residencies want,

The exception to the rule, is research, at a place and with a PI who will get you into their in house residency program or who will get you interviews, but those positions are few and far between.

No one should be taking extra time to do research, I met many people with excellent scores on the interview trail, even those with a "gap" on their CV, they had a lot more interviews than myself, and the key difference was 250+/250+

observerships/externships lead to more connections than research ever will, the belief that research will help garner more interviews is exaggerated, simply because the vast majority of IMGs match at community programs where NIH funded academic research does not take place.

scores, clinical experience, degrees (ie MPH) and then research IMO.
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