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Research year in Medical School

Hi! I was wondering what people thought about taking a research year to help with applying to neuro. The field seems to value heavily value research and there are lots of MD/PhDs in the field. I came into medical school straight from undegrad. During undergrad, I was in a heavily basic science lab, ending up switching projects, and did not end up publishing anything. I'm worried that the fact neuro research seems to take so long to get good data + I have no leverage from undergrad will... Research year in Medical School
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