“So you want to go to medical school, huh? Well you better do some research because it will look good on your resume.” I remember these words being spoken by one of my pre-medical advisors and feeling very overwhelmed. How do you even do research? What is a good idea? How do I get started? Do I need a mentor? Can I get funding? What is a hypothesis? These were all questions swirling around my head as a freshman in college. I had no idea how to do research and little did I know then that it would soon become a big part of my life.