SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm a first-year and I've been doing research pretty much from day one at my med school. So far it's been very slow and the professor I work with (great networking and possibly great candidate for LOR btw) is very low key. While I do get paid to kill plenty of mice and do a broad range of activities for my research I don't necessarily see this yielding a publication, at least not in the near future. I realize that there is no way of predicting whether the professor's and my research will end up good enough for publication, I wonder how good this really will look on my application for residencies if I have 3 years of continuous research under a certain prof but no publication. I'm eyeing EM right now so I'm trying to do some good things for my application. Thanks.