SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I've been told by one of the deans at the school I'm interested in that away rotations/special rotations don't take place until 4th year. I'm interested in a field that would require an away rotation, so would have to take place during 4th year. Aren't residency applications submitted at the end of 3rd year? Am I missing something or is this standard operating procedure?