I'm a first year med student. I was wondering, would it be possible to cooperate in research project even if you're not physically present at the institution? For example, I know a PI who is not in the states, but we do communicate electronically where I can help him with write-ups. How would this be perceived when you're applying for residencies?
I'm in a similar situation: I help a foreign PI with write-ups of his clinical data and he's generously included my name in a couple of papers. But I don't know how residency directors would perceive this
That will work! You might try getting case reports that you can help your PI write from long distance! Review article and chart-review based researches would be another example where you can contribute without physical presence.