I'm currently in my pre-clerkship and am finishing up a final project for an elective. I decided to do a case writeup, and where I'm already pouring a decent amount of effort into this, I have been playing with the thought of trying to publish it. My preceptor and I have both decided that this case likely isn't novel enough to warrant a publication in a major journal, but it is a great learning case for the sake of its complexity and multiple presentations. So, she suggested structuring it as an anatomy/pathophysiology learning case intended for medical students, and submitting it to my school's student-run journal.
While I like the idea, I would like some input as to how publications in student journals are perceived once CaRMS rolls around. I imagine that any publication is probably better than no publication, but I feel fairly out of my depth here and wanted to make sure that there isn't some unspoken rule I'm unaware of. Is there a risk of appearing "cheap" by publishing in this manner, or am I just really overthinking this?
Any input is appreciated!