As someone with no ties to Texas, are there any TX Aways that are unlikely to help me get my foot in the door at other TX programs? i.e. are there TX programs that other TX programs take less seriously for some reason? For instance, some programs that have been getting strong reviews on SDN are newer/less established - Is it inadvisable to do an Away with a newer program? (Would it hurt my application locally in TX, or would it hurt me nationally, or both/neither?) I've heard that UT Austin may be a bad idea. (No offense, Austin, just my personal risk tolerance talking! To be fair, I've also seen evidence that this may be changing, per multiple posts in this thread.) Conversely, are there TX programs that particularly advantageous to have rotated at? Some programs are more county-style - Might this negatively impact my ERAS application at university-based EM programs nationwide? I haven't yet sorted out whether I want to do a county, community, or university residency, and would like the chance to experience more than one style. Background about me if you're interested: MS3 (259 Step 1, H in 3rd year EM clerkship, all HP/H in 3rd year) from the Northeast at a school in the Southeast trying to get some plans together for Aways in Texas. Texas is warm with a low cost of living in most places, great people, great training opportunities, and a great practice climate for EM. What's not to love? Well, it's tough to break into if you have no ties - see this thread about the importance of doing TX Aways. I'll be doing a home 4th year AI plus two Aways, with one being in Texas and one likely in the Midwest. My priorities are to earn a great SLOE, get my foot in the door for as many programs in Texas as I can, and ideally experience a program I'd like to match to. All advice sincerely appreciated!