I'm interested in doing an AOA internship followed by an allopathic IM residency and an Oncology fellowship (6-7 yrs postgraduate training!?!?). My family lives in Florida, so I don't think I have a choice but to do the internship. My questions: 1. I have 7 months of elective rotations. How should I best divide these up? How many must be osteopathic in order to secure the internship of my choice? How many should be allopathic to secure post-internship training? How many of the allopathic rotations should be at less competitive programs ("safety" programs)? If I do all of my rotations at Yale and Harvard, I might be left without viable options come Match time. 2. If my board scores are bad (I felt I did poorly, but of course who knows until I get them back), do I still have a chance at getting into the most competitive allopathic IM residencies. Do I have to rotate at all the programs I'm interested in? 3. What should I do the electives in? If I were to do a radiology rotation, I would miss out on the opportunity to "audition" for the IM department. I'd really appreciate any advice you could give. Thanks!