I'm planning on applying to away electives in CA, which is where I plan to do residency (go to med school out of state). Pursuing IM residency. I read on the ACP and the forums here that they recommend doing electives in ones that aren't IM-related, for instance, radiology and pathology. I was looking at the Kaisers in CA because they don't charge tuition or processing fees according to VSAS, but they require letter of intent for dermatology, psychiatry etc. Should I bother applying to those electives? I feel like other applicants who are pursuing derm or psych would be taking those electives.