I was considering doing a general surgery elective or sub-I at UCSD in the month of November, but now I'm reconsidering. Is it worth it, considering that I might have to get away for interviews and that it's too late for the letter to be of any use? I'm finishing school in NYC and I'm trying to make my way to Cali for residency. Would the away be of any help in getting interviews with other Cali schools (by showing that I'm serious about coming out west)? Unfortunately, my school has stuck me doing ambulatory medicine for the month of October, so this is the only time I can get out of here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Excuse my rambling.