Hey, I was wondering if having research with no publication would be more beneficial for obtaining competitive residencies than doing better on the boards? I did a lot of research in undergrad and genuinely dont like it. If I researched it would be almost purely for resume purposes or something to make a few bucks - but if it's something that makes me a much more competitive applicant I'd definitely be willing to pursue it to the best of my ability. But I was thinking instead of doing those 8 hours of research daily in the summer what if I spent those 8 hours just studying for the boards and doing something I enjoy? I'm at school on a scholarship, dont have any financial obligations or burdens, I'd much rather just spend the summer exercising (i used to do a lot of MMA), sleeping, studying and spending time w/friends/family. I volunteer at a hospital weekly and help out at an HMO clinic every other week, but I'm not sure if that'd make any difference in terms of residencies. Thanks.