The Widening Chasm between Research and Clinical Practice. ... but fewer translators were available to facilitate the flow of information between the bench and bedside. The trifecta of having bench research, clinical research, and a publication on a QA/QI project, plus honors on medicine rotations, plus high step scores, would make you very competitive for a lot of academic IM programs . Reactions: FutureDoctor5000, sab3156, Goro and 3 others. joe32. Dec 29, 2019 41 27 Status Pre-Medical Jan 16, 2020 #3 Goro said: Bench Research vs. Clinical Research?? April 2010 edited April 2010 in Pre-Med Topics. Reactions: star-lily, Andrew Baines Bernard, joe32 and 2 others. Other specialties seem to like clinical research in general. From Bench to Bedside: Why Research is Important While there is never a good time to have aplastic anemia , MDS, or PNH, the advances in recent decades have gone a long way to improving survival rates and quality of life for patients with these rare bone marrow failures. I respectfully disagree with Dr. David Sackett's criticism of preclinical science.1 Preclinical studies form the foundation for clinical trials. Bench research seems to be below the other two. lexi343 5 replies 8 threads New Member. Is it recommended for premed students to get exposure to bench/lab research?