Hello, I am a general surgery resident. I wasn't sure what specialty I wanted to pursue when I graduated medical school and entered residency but now am considering a CT fellowship. My general surgery residency program has the option to do two years of research or go straight through and finish in five. I am not 100% sure want to do research but I would like to be competitive for a future fellowship/ leaning towards a CT fellowship. Seeking advice: do you need to do research to get into a good fellowship program (specifically CT) or can you go straight through (with a respectable medical school/ residency program background) and still get a good match? Thank you in advance!