Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums
Sign in to follow this  

Late To The Party, But Still Interested In Doing Research

Recommended Posts

I messed up earlier this year in planning out how I was going to spend my summer, and now I'm scrambling to find an opportunity to see what research is like.


The main problems I see right now are that it's pretty late in the summer to be looking for this kind of thing, and that I study out of town, so I have few/no connections to researchers where I'm living for the summer (Toronto).


I'm sure there's opportunities, however few they may be, SOMEWHERE in a city as big as Toronto, I'm just kind of lost and not sure where to start. I've tried Sunnybrook but apparently I'm too late for their program, and I've emailed a bunch of researchers at St. Michael's, but no replies yet.


For context, I just finished my 3rd year of UG in Honours Science at Waterloo, and I have strong skills and interest in programming and computational methods, but I'll take anything I can get--beggars can't be choosers, after all.


Any ideas on what I could do to find a position at this point? Thanks in advance for any help.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I try to optimistic but I think you're quite late in your applications for summer research. :/ There's quite a bit of training involved with research students; for that reason, I don't think labs would be too keep on having someone start late in the summer only to leave in a couple of months.


Umm, also try contacting grad students in addition to the PI's as they are more likely to reply and/or offer guidance.  


BUT what you could do is ask around and see if there are research positions for the next academic year in the Waterloo area. It's not a bad idea to start early.   


Good luck, OP! :D 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...