Like so many of the third years, I am in the same position of trying to figure out where to apply for away rotations. My school is in the midwest, low tier, and does not have a program of their own, however I have already completed a Rad Onc elective in the hospital in which my school is affiliated with, done 3 months of research at MDACC, and have 2 first author publications, and 2 or 3 more pubs (not 1st author) coming out Second, I am couples matching with someone who wants to do Radiology (his board scores are extremely good...close to 260) We both are doin an elective at a big name school, but are unsure of some of the following programs. So, my question is in reagrds to three schools we have been looking at 1. Emory 2. Florida 3. Baylor Has anyone done away rotations at these institutions? I think Emory and Baylor take 3, and Florida takes 2 spots usually. Are they pretty good about offering spots to those who rotate and work hard, or do they take into consideration school ranking and location of medical school (do they like to pick their residents from local regions) more. Also, do you think that couples matching will hurt or help? Both of us have good grades and board scores, but again, go to a low tier school. So we are really banking on impressing faculty at away rotations and want to make sure that we go to places that will consider students highly if they do a great job, regardless of school rank or location (midwest vs SE or SW) Sorry for the long-winded question. However, both of us are really worried that we may not match b/c we are going 2 pretty competitive fields together. Thanks for all your input, and good luck to those who have submitted their rank list. I'm praying for all of you!