i've noticed a trend of people asking similar questions, and i think it's high time we start a FAQ sticky like some of the other forums. I'm leaving for a week or so to try to find housing near DC for my upcoming residency, and i won't have access to post anything in depth until i get back. in the meantime, feel free to add FAQ type stuff to this thread and we can consolidate, rename, and sticky it for future use. thanks -- your friendly neighborhood caveman p.s. it doesn't have to be original material, sutting and pasting from other posts is fine, and may actually be more time efficient.