Gfunk6 said:Thank you very much for the detailed information! A few follow-up questions if I may . . .
I go to school at UAB. As of now, I have an good relationship with our chair of RadOnc, who was on my PhD thesis committee.
I have six blocks of 4th year electives from 7/05-12/05. In light of your suggestions, what do you think of this sequence:
July 2005 = RadOnc at UAB
August 2005 = Optional (study for Step II)
September 2005 = RadOnc "audition" away
October 2005 = Medical Oncology AI
November 2005 = Surgical Oncology
December 2005 = Off for interviews + gradaute with MD
Re: the mini-post doc, I really enjoy research and want to do it for the experience and possible additional publication(s). This is not really meant to impress the residency directors, b/c the papers (if any) won't be published until well into 2006.
In the hypothetical schedule above, I would have a full month to study for Step II. Considering my Step 1 scores, do you think it is worth the risk?
Thanks again for your excellent advice!