Hello all, I am a rising M2 and have been doing research this summer. I have been given the option of presenting the poster of an abstract that I am the first author on at a conference in Germany this fall. However, I will be responsible for covering most of the cost of this trip and it is rather expensive given my med school income (i.e. none whatsoever). Also, I need to miss a week of school next semester for the conference. This research will most likely not be published in any journal, so my question is how to balance the pros and cons of the experience in light of putting the experience on my CV and eventually using it on residency applications. Is presenting but not publishing impressive enough to warrant the time, effort, and money? Thanks!