I'm interested in rads and it's basically been a last minute decision. Anyways, I'm hoping it's not too late to set up elective time for next year. I think I will have more to gain by doing at least one (maybe 2?) research elective so that when interview time comes I can say I've done rads research at the very least. I think it will also make it much easier to get a solid LOR from a research elective than an actual clinical elective where I stare and nod my head up and down while being absolutely $hite clueless as to what's going on. Besides showing enthusiasm I'm not sure how I would impress an attending on a rads elective. I'm also not completely familiar with how integral research is in the whole scheme of things for matching. For what it's worth: Step 1: 243 No AOA or clinical honors yet, still a couple to go Worked on a couple non-rads research projects, but none were fruitful enough to get published. Good extracurricular involvement. Help...anyone?