I?m in need of everyone?s honest opinion (and from reading the following posts I?m sure that?s exactly what I?ll get) At the moment I?m currently in the midst of my third year rotations and doing somewhat ok?basically a mix of HP?s and H?s, which is great. The problem lies in my pre-clerkship record, during my first year I was dealing with the death of both my parents, and a major bout of withdrawal from reality, and to make a long story short, I ended up doing remediation for both physiology and genetics (ok strike one and two). My next year was ok, a sea of P?s, and my Step I was an illustrious 214? So this leads me to my point, do I have a snowballs chance in hell of procuring an Anesthesiology residency? Oh yeah let me add another twist to the story I need to be in the NYC area. No this is not a horrible fairy tale, but this is my life, and I?d like some feedback on what I should do.. -My CV is actually not that bad, excellent leadership material, etc??. however when it gets down to it credentials either make or break you? correct?