How do ADCOMs view research publication?

Hello all!

I recently was able to publish my research in CJASN, where I’m listed as first author. I was wondering how medical schools admissions committees view this type of accomplishment. FYI, CJASN is one of the top Nephrology journals. Didn’t know if they consider that as well.


They like it, but be prepared to discuss your part in the research, the results, etc. What looks bad is you writing about the research project and then not being able to have a discussion about it (shouldn’t have to be able to defend the results but speak intelligently about what you did, why, and why it matters).