SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. Hey, I got a couple questions about pre-med research: - Does it help to have a research position in a medical school, or is any research position good enough? - If you have a good position, should you try and stay in that position for a while (2-3 years) or should you keep switching labs and trying to get better positions? In other words, do med schools like seeing consistency? - What are the best summer research programs for pre-meds? - I'm also a freshman who did research over the summer and now have the opportunity to publish. I have the choice of trying to publish as a first author (I'd have to write the whole paper) or second author (I'd summarize my data maybe write some of the discussion). Since I'm still adjusting to the college life, publishing as second author would be more convenient. However, is there a really big difference between publishing as first author or second author? Does second author get any recognition? And will med schools distinguish these? (I'm trying to publish in a journal, by the way) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!