Hi there I was wondering if any of you know how important publications are in order to be considered into path (AP/CP combined)..especially the competitive programs (California). I'm currently doing research for a year and will be planning on entering the match next year (2005). There's a 95% chance that I won't have any publications/abstracts by the time I have to apply, although I have the reseach experience, and would be able to talk about it during the application process. I'm asking this, because I may have the opportunity to work after-hours in another lab doing a quick retrospective study which may have higher potential of being submitted to a conference...but I would rather not go through all that if it isn't necessary!! thanks for the help!