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Thoughts on a Research Year? 1 month 1 week ago #36372

Hi, I'm an M3 at a top-25 medical school and I'm debating whether to do a year out for research.

I've been pretty strongly set on ortho as a career, but I'm hesitant to tack on another year for research and extend an already long road. I worked as an engineer for a couple years prior to school and going down the ortho path, I'll have 7-8 of training ahead of me --> which puts me somewhere between 35-37 when I'm all said and done.

I've gotten some research done, but my Step I score was not great and it's looking like I'll be getting a high pass on my cores (IM, Surg, Peds, Ob/Gyn).

I'm sure that taking a year out could only help me, but my question is how helpful would it be or do I stand a chance without it? I'd appreciate if anybody has some advice to share!

Stats
- Step I: 233 (I don't know what went wrong)
- 3 manuscripts (no first authors... yet)
- 6-7 poster presentations (mostly first authors)
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Thoughts on a Research Year? 1 month 1 week ago #36375

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Hi friend,

This question was asked a few weeks ago, see below

www.orthogate.org/forums/orthopedic-surg...pedics-research-year
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