Alright, I know that I don't even start MSI until August and thus shouldn't be thinking this far ahead, but I have been reading that it is important to have research experience in order to match in ophthalmology, and I was wondering if my undergraduate research would be taken at all into consideration. For two summers I have been working in R&D at Alcon Labs in Fort Worth. Specifically, I work in a group that studies the pharmacokinetic properties of drugs that Alcon is developing for AMD. Basically we put drops in rabbits eyes and then see how much drug is absorbed by the different tissues. My role is basically doing dosing, euthanasia, and ocular tissue dissection/collection. I'm guessing that for research to be considered highly I need to get published or at least have some sort of presentations done, and I won't have that from Alcon since I don't really do any of the data analysis and the data is really for internal use anyway. My question is could this still be considered valuable research experience, and is it worth mentioning when the day comes (far away as it may be) to apply for residency positions. Also, I'm sure this has been asked, but would it be feasible to do ophtho research and get published in between MSI and MSII, or would I be better off coming back to Alcon next summer? I could probably work in a different group, such as toxicology, but I would still be doing the same level of work. I could also do something else if this level of research is useless anyway.