Hello, I am an incoming M1 at a T20/research-heavy MD school. I am interested in specialties that have a good work-life balance, like ophtho/EM/derm, which I know are competitive. Since Step 1 will be P/F for my year, it is speculated that research, etc. would be more important for the residency match. Now, I personally really don't enjoy doing research and want to do as little of it as possible in med school, just enough to still match decently. I am not gunning to match top programs, but I do hope to be able to match urban or suburban midwest. As a newbie to the med world, I was wondering what a successfully matched M4 profile generally looks like. How much research is usually expected (# of abstracts/papers/conferences) and what else is important?