menglee

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I spent a lot of time volunteering in research labs since college, all basic research, but don't have any publications. How important are publications in residency for future fellowship and job applications? What percentage of residents come out with publications?
 

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Important if you want to go to big name places. Platform presentations, poster presentations or first name authorship are important for academic fellowships. They will look at your CV when you interview. If you want to apply to a competitive subspecialty like dermpath then it's a must.
 
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Depends on the career you want. If you want an academic career or a research track career, then very important. If you want to push glass, then not very important. You won't get publications unless you put in a considerable effort. But that effort is only warranted if you wish to pursue a research-based career, IMHO.
 
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