Completion of a research project is almost always beneficial to early-career individuals, whether or not research plays a major role in their subsequent careers. To be successful in research, you must establish clear goals and expectations for yourself, determine what actually interests you, be open to learning, correction, and even failures, and carefully choose both research projects and mentors. (Michael Bettmann)
Further reading on conducting research:
Bettmann M. Choosing a research project and a research mentor. Circulation. 2009 Apr 7;119(13):1832-5.
Grady EC, Roise A, Barr D, et al. Defining Scholarly Activity in Graduate Medical Education. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2012;4(4):558-561.
Hamann KL, Fancher TL, Saint S, Henderson MC. Clinical research during internal medicine residency: a practical guide. Am J Med. 2006 Mar;119(3):277-83.
Macfarlane MD, Kisely S, Loi S, Macfarlane S, Merry S, Parker S, Power B, Siskind D, Smith G, Looi JC. Getting started in research: designing and preparing to conduct a research study. Australas Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;23(1):12-5.
Potti A, Mariani P, Saeed M, Smego RA Jr. Residents as researchers: expectations, requirements, and productivity. Am J Med. 2003 Oct 15;115(6):510-14.
Sansone RA, Wiederman MW, Sawyer RJ. Effective Research Strategies for Trainees in Internal Medicine Residency Programs. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2015;17(1):10.4088/PCC.14r01712.