My advice is to get any research requirements for your training program out of the way early. Or, as Prof Bristol would say, work one out to the covers on the first ball.
The medical researcher is constantly beset by unpredictable setbacks, the road ahead filled with potholes. The sooner all this is behind you the better.
After all, you don’t want want to be facing these sorts of problems while studying for your final exams:
From Getting On, the BBC4 comedy series about life on a geriatric ward in the NHS
Ah, reminds me of geriatrics and the good old days…
The things that should accompany old age: fairly good health to the end, an unceasing interest in life, and the affectionate esteem of a large circle of friends.William Osler, Samuel Wilks. Men and Books. CMAJ 1912;(II):70