I need your expertise/advice regarding what tier surgical residency I should aim for. Although I plan on applying to a number of institutions, I need this information to help guide me in deciding where I should do my electives. In short, should I do my electives at university programs or community programs, and at what tier with respect to each one. I'm hoping my electives will open some doors for me in regards to residency. A little info about me: I'm an SGU student, good grades in med school, 240 on step 1, so far A's in clinicals (my school goes by letter grades), a couple of good letters of recommendations, more hopefully to come. I tend to do very well in clinicals because I get along well with the residents, am reliable, hard-working and enthusiastic (not trying to boast). Any and all input would be appreciated. Thank you.