My med school unfortunately does not have an ER dept. However, it is in the same medical center as another school that does have an ER department (less than a mile apart). Since I pretty much lack the "home-field" advantages in terms of applying (ie... not having a home program, not having a big-wig in the field at my med school to make calls for me, etc), how does one go about compensating for this? The only thing I can really think of is an away rotation. How many away rotations would you recommend for someone without a home ER dept? Thanks!