Prep for Pre-med: How to get into research

Recorded Thursday, March 11 at 12:00 AM

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Do you want to study medicine, but aren't sure what you should be doing now? Have you tried finding research jobs in high school, but weren't sure where to look? Then join Shravya for a special stream on how to get involved in research!

Shravya is a recent graduate of Rice University on the pre-med track, and will be discussing her experience doing research both in high school and in college. Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to get to know our newest livestream host!

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Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
3:45@TanishGupta:How can we get opportunities living in a smaller (not exactly rural) towns?
8:09@alysonnguyen:There is lots of advice on how to "get" research, but how do we get started and know how to "conduct" the research?
9:32@anonymous:How would we know what research someone who we don't know is doing?
11:15@anonymous:What stage of our research should we start reaching out?
12:20@cynthia.sofia:Does it look better if we do the research with a well-known program rather than a community college?
13:28@stemcurious:How can we do research projects during pandemic when in person lab opportunities are not available?
15:05@alysonnguyen:How was your research experience and what kind of research did you do?
17:50@anonymous:Any tips for emailing professors for research opportunities?
19:36@cynthia.sofia:Can you explain how we can get our research published?
20:45@stemcurious:If we have an opportunity to work on research projects for 2 or 3 years in high school, do they all have to be related to the same topic? Or can we try the projects in different topics?
21:56@anonymous:Would a paid research program worth pursuing ?
22:56@alysonnguyen:Does research apply to medical and science fields? Is it possible to do research for (ex: business) and does it look good?
24:01@cynthia.sofia:What are the different types of research we can do?
25:37@anonymous:Is there any summer camp you recommend, thanks
26:07@TanishGupta:Can you do dry labs and literature review remotely?
27:33@stemcurious:Do you get any kind of training when research involves rats?
28:20@student_:Lot of labs have cancelled their summer programs due to covid-19.
28:49@cynthia.sofia:Is it possible to conduct research on your own?
30:12@NityaK:How would a remote lab look like?
30:45@stemcurious:How Would working on a directed research project in a group be looked at by AOs?
31:26@stemcurious:By group I mean more than 4 students
32:33@anonymous:How do you get research published as a high school student?
33:25@anonymous:How do you know what supplies you are going to need? How could we get our paper into competitions, is there any competitions that you know of? To find the right mentors, would you just go through college pages to find the right profesor? Ty a lot.
35:49@student_:My daughter is sophomore now and has some wet lab and computational biology/chemistry experience for 2 years. But it was paid and we are looking for something where I don't have to pay. Do you suggest any? Thx
37:10@anonymous:Which AP exam do you recommend? AP physics 1, 2, C, how about Calculus AB or BC
40:34@TanishGupta:Can you do a literature review by yourself? Will AO’s see it as something “real” even if there’s no adults backing it?
46:09@TanishGupta:How much do you think your research helped your application?
47:06@anonymous:I'm 13, about to enter high school, what age do you recommend starting research.
48:10@anonymous:How did you find research opportunity in Brazil ?
49:33@hatahets:Hi, I am a 14 year old junior. unfortunately, I cannot find any internships due to my age. what should I do in this situation?
50:29@anonymous:I'm a sophomore right now but don't have any experience with research. I would like to start but feel a little intimidated by all the opportunities. Do you have any advice?
52:23@cynthia.sofia:This doesn't really have to do with research, but can you please talk about any other extracurricular activities that you did in high school?
55:58@stemcurious:Is medical reserve corps similar to redcross?
58:01@cynthia.sofia:Thank you so much for answering my questions! :)
58:07@anonymous:Would AP Research/seminar apart of Capstone be similr to researh on ur application
59:27@TanishGupta:I don’t know if you know anything about this, but what about a Biology IA or EE?
60:12@TanishGupta:They’re IB related, they’re basically papers


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