SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) hello! I'm a 3rd year planning on going into peds. I realize that alot of people do their sub-Is early enough so that they have the grades and LORs for the residency application. I was thinking about doing electives in general peds clinic early and then do the sub I later on, maybe after interviews. I do feel like I could get good letters by working in the general clinic. How do you guys feel about this? Is there a pretty big disadvange to doing this? Also, when are letters of recommendations due? I've tried pretty hard to look for this. I should let you guys know that the MSPE is going to be released in october rather than november this year. Thank you for your help!