That doesn't mean CCOM students aren't favored....remember they spend a lot more time at Oly than anyone else and have more opportunity to network and form relationships. I would expect any medical student to have somewhat of an advantage when applying to a residency at his/her home institution.
Agreed. It helps tremendously to do a rotation where you want to go. Some of us were limited to 2 months of radiology. I know of someone (can't remember the school), who did 6 months of radiology! I don't know if he got in anywhere, but with that amount of time spent at different sites, I imagine he did.
Also, yes, I too knew it (PT) wasn't for me early on. I, unfortunately, didn't decide to go back to school until 8 years of working. I'm amazed at how many PT's I saw and see in medical school. Should tell prospective PT students something. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good profession. It's just too much of the same old, same old day in and day out. I guess I didn't drink enough of the "PT is the greatest" cool-aid.