So, I'm just a first year medical student. I really think that I would like to go into EM eventually, but I know that's a long way off and I will probably change my mind a million times between now and then. In the mean time I have the opportunity to do research this summer. For some reason the thought of doing EM research just doesn't appeal to me, though. I'd really like to pursue psychiatry research this summer. Obviously no one will ever know that I had the opportunity to do EM research and didn't take it, but would having some EM research on my resume as opposed to some other field make me THAT much better a candidate? I anticipate having a pretty average academic record through med school.