I am a rising 4th year medical student on the east coast. I am considering doing a surgical AI at U. of Washington in October. I have heard several pros and cons regarding doing rotations away. What I want to know - is it true that one needs to do a rotation on the west coast if one is from the east coast to be considered serious about attending that school? Furthermore, if anyone has heard anything - good or bad - about the U. of Washington surgical residency, I would like to hear it. Thanks!