I'm a third year medical student, intend on applying for RadOnc, but I'm also interested in completing a residency in IM, not just the intern year that more conventional applicants carry out. Is this something people do? Can I apply to RadOnc residency programs next year and defer the start of my residency until I complete IM? Do people who apply for RadOnc residency while they're still Medicine residents have a more difficult time matching? I realize this is a question not often asked by RadOnc applicants. Will my desire to complete a medicine residency be a strike against me when I rotate in different RadOnc departments? Any input at all will help a lot... Thanks.