M1 here, hoping to do some summer research between the first and second years. Unfortunately, my school doesn't offer any direct Orthopedic research, but they do offer other research options. I'm thinking I could probably do research at another medical school in Orthopedics, but it might mean that I'm not getting paid. Do you think direct research in Orthopedics is that important? Or should I just shoot for any research topic available? Thanks guys/gals.