to think this is a possibility? I'm a non-trad MS3 at decent state allopathic school, and i've just re- "discovered" radiation oncology. One problem is that I can only apply to residency programs in NYC. I'm prob. in the middle of my class or sl. below, with a decent STEP 1 score (238), and will have strong clinical grades (all H & HP). I actually worked in a cancer center doing clinical research (med & rad oncology; research coordinator) for 2 yrs., and also worked as a research summer intern for a hospice program (largely cancer pts) btwn 1st and 2nd yrs. One of my parents is undergoing rad onc cancer treatment, and I've been very involved, and have realized that this is what I want to do. Givne how competitive the field is, and given how limited my rank list will be in #, do I have a chance? Could/should I also rank another field as a backup? Any advice or insight would be much appreciated!