Undergraduate Major and Research

<p>Medical schools want to see that applicants have done research during their undergraduate years.</p>

<p>But what if a student is an economics major? Do medical schools expect economics students to do cell-biology or chemistry research? I ask this because it seems choosing certain majors can limit (or expand) your research opportunities.</p>

<p>I certainly did do biochemistry and molecular biology research work as an economics major.</p>

<p>Economics, non-medical research is better than none. That much is very clear.</p>

<p>Economics-based medical research (i.e. healthcare financing) is yet another step better. I feel very comfortable saying that.</p>

<p>Whether science (i.e. bench) research is yet better, I'm not really sure. I feel quite strongly that it would be, but I have no evidence to back this claim up.</p>


<p>Did you ever feel that as an economics major, professors or certain research centers were less willing to accept you as a research assistant?</p>

<p>I want to major in economics, but would majoring in economics limit the scope of biochemistry research that I can become involved in? In this sense, would majoring in economics hurt my chances of gaining admission to medical schools indirectly?</p>

<p>Does anyone else have any thoughts about this?</p>

<p>I landed my first job before I was declared. I then kept going to that job even after declaring as an economics major. Wasn't a problem for me, but I see how it could be.</p>

<p>Most PI's usually don't care what you major in. They just want to know that you will be able to contribute to the group/lab and learn what you need to, so you are beneficial to them.</p>