MSAR Research/Lab Data.

Hello everyone,

I have heard Dr. Gray say a few times that one does not absolutely need research to get into med school. I just transferred to a four-year university and was accepted to a research program that provides mentorship and research opportunities. I am very excited about it, but the problem is that I don’t believe I have time to do it. By going to this new school I’ll have to start driving 3 hours a day, plus I have a family, job, and volunteer at a free clinic. I was thinking of declining my acceptance to this program, but I was looking at the MSAR data and it shows that 90%+ of students admitted to medical school have research experience (I looked at Florida schools). What should I do?? I don’t want to decrease my chances this much just because of research.