Ok, I tried posting this on auntminnies, but got almost no feedback. I'm halfway done w/ 3rd year (I'm a med student) and am thinking of doing about 3 aways in rads. Does this sound like a good #? too many? My real dilemma however, is when to try and set these up. I'm finishing 3rd year around the end of May which leaves me around 3 mos until I'm going to want to have my app OUT. So I'm thinking to start my sub-i right out of the blocks 4th year so I can get a solid medicine letter and then follow up w/ 3 straight rad aways so I can try to impress the attendings and residents at the programs I'm interested in. Does this sound like a good plan of attack? Is this too many rad electives crammed into one for a 3rd year? How long is the average rad elective? I'm assuming 2-4 wks. Thanks for replies.