Hi guys, Sorry to invade this forum with some pretty basic questions, but I'd appreciate any of your insights on these few things. Gonna try to tag down an advisor soon, but that's not the same as getting direct feedback from students/residents anyway. I recently signed onto a summer research project in cancer epigenetics. I chose it from a basic science perspective, without worrying much about specialty interests--I'm still considering a number of fairly different clinical fields. However, my feeling is that I'm going to end up wanting to go into radonc, given my background and skills. I'm excited about my summer project and am considering continuing similar work next year with someone at Rockefeller, but after browsing through the radonc app guide, it seems that such research is considered fairly worthless by residency PDs. Research related directly to radiation physics, particularly if it's high-yield (with respect to pubs) seems like it's strictly the way to go. Is this correct? Also... A bit of a fuzzy issue, sorry, but will I have to wait until rotations to be able to determine whether I can handle the (potentially?) emotionally draining nature of this field, or would shadowing be informative in this regard? (And...If any of you were considering other quantitative/physics-oriented fields during med school (radiology? basic cardiology research?), which were you considering?) Thanks.