i recently decided to do anesthesia. my problem is that my schedule is already set up for another specialty (EM). the only sub-I that i can get at my school is from late sept to late oct. i was wondering if i need to do an audition to match anesthesia. my concern is that if i scheduled an audition rotation after my sub-i, it would be from late oct to late nov. i figure that would mean that i wouldn't get a LOR into my application until dec/jan which is too late. on the other hand, i'd rather not do an audition before doing my sub-i b/c i might not look too good. so i was thinking about not doing an audition. is that okay? will i be able to match somewhere competitive (california)? my application isn't that great (did well on step 1/grades are avg/no activities) and i don't come from a big-name school. is one anesthesia rotation from your home institution enough to match at a good program? or do they want to see you do at least 2 rotations? if so, would it be better to do an away before or after my sub-i? any help would be greatly appreciated.