Hello, I am looking for advice on where to apply for neuro residency programs. Let me rephrase that-- I am BEGGING for advice. The advice doesn't have to be nice or politically correct; it only has to be honest. I've been reading the posts & still wonder where I stand as an applicant. I read the post about neuro not being competitive if you're an MD from a US program. Does the same apply for DOs? (I'm a DO student.) How important are grades in years 1 & 2? (Mine are okay: near-honors average overall, honors in everything in which I am interested.) board scores? (My goal was to pass-- and I did.) grades in years 3 & 4 (I have very strong evaluations.) letters of rec? (I was told that I have a glowing Dean's Letter & excellent LORs.) research experience? (I have a few neuroscience publications, poster presentations, and a master's degree-- but I'm not sure if that helps my case or not. In fact, I often wonder if I would have better grades & board scores if I weren't doing all of this...) I'd appreciate any wisdom you have to share with me. And don't be afraid to be honest. Thanks!