Do you all think it is better to do one long research project and get one publication out of it, or do a bunch of shorter research projects and get multiple publications out of it. The reason I ask is that I am a first year med student, and I am working on a project that I worked on all of last summer, have worked about 6 hours a week during the semester, and will work all of next summer on it and will get one publication out of it. It's a sweet project though and I like it, and I am doing all of it. I have other friends who have worked for the same amount of time as me, but have chosen to do smaller projects and have gotten a bunch of publications out of them. What do you all think is better? I am thinking that it doesn't really matter and you should just do what interests you, but some people have told me that the number of publications is what really matters.