Just like the Title of this post states, I need some advice. After reading a lot of information on this site, it seems to be implied (from what I gather) that research is looked upon favorably (especially if you are published) when looking for residencies. Now my situation is this: Currently I am a graduate student wrapping up my coursework and I have research that I am working on that falls in the neuroscience field. The medical school that I have been admitted to is not far from my graduate school (nor my residence where I will be next year). I have been given the opportunity to expand on my thesis where it has a very good chance of being published within the next year (and maybe even crank out 2 papers by the end of MS2). So, should I continue my research (where I have already gathered the skills necessary to do that work) or start off fresh in medical school? I am not sure which is better to do. Also, my PI stated that I can even get paid on an hourly basis if i come in during the evenings to work on the research - so not only do I get paid, I will have a really good chance of putting out a paper or two. What do you think?