Does publishing research on healthcare systems and reforms to the American healthcare system look good for potential pre-med students?
I am a sophomore in high school, but I will be writing a research article on the economics of the American healthcare system and I would also provide some reforms we could make. This piece will likely be published on Google Scholar and other political/STEM research journals. I want to major in pre-medicine or biology, but also minor in something related to politics. Since a research article into healthcare systems in America is a mix of both my interests in medicine and politics, would that be seen as good?
I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
Wow that's so great! I think that universities looking at your application would find you as a stand-out applicant with that publication. It is such a relevant and important topic.
Best of luck :)
As a public policy professional, I find the work to be very rewarding. Creating public policy to promote positive change and good outcomes for the public can be an adventure. Sometimes it takes a matter of weeks to secure a good result and other more complication issues can take years or decades to arrive at a policy decision. Dedication and patience definitely come in handy.
Given the current pandemic, your pursuit of a medical degree and a minor in political science or public policy would be good compliments to one another. As you start to research colleges and universities, make sure to find schools that have pre-med and political science/public policy concentrations. Good luck to you Alan and I hope this information is useful to you.
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