hi - I was wondering about what kind of research projects med students do that actually get PUBLISHED. Are these med students actually initiating and executing their own independent research project with the supervision of a faculty mentor? or are they simply working on their mentor's ongoing research project? or are they doing their own spin-off projects?? how do you come up with an idea for a project?? i am mainly interested in CLINICAL RESEARCH, and i want to know especially about research that can be done in that summer after 1st-year. also, it would be helpful if someone could post a list of published articles in clinical research written by med students, or at least a couple citations i could check out to get an idea of what i need to do. thanks so so so so much!!!