So, its end of the 3rd year. I have a strong interest in ENT; however the response from the dept and the folks at my school has been semi discouraging. They seem to constantly remind ever "its a tough match." etc. etc. Which might be a great service they are doing to us, but than i'm not really sure what I should do. I really like ENT and that would be my #1 choice, but if its that hard to where i have a 50/50 chance of not matching than i also like other fields (nerosurg: where i've had a great response from the dept). My stats: 240 and i'm in the upper 1/2 of my class at a top 50 school but not AOA currently working on my first research project (no pubs). I am shooting for any program not necessarily the top ones. Please be honest and tell me what my chances are. I would appreciate all your help.