Sorry this is kinda a double thread with General Residency but I couldn't decide where to put it. I guess the less relevant or active one can be closed whenever if needed. Anyway does anyone know about residencies in Alaska? I figure they may be less competitive so I could get away with more slacking in med school and still match into a Rads or Path program. Mainly Rads as Path's competitiveness prolly won't necessitate Alaska unless I really bungle school and the USMLE. I'm ok with cold and purportedly Anchorage has a surprisingly temperate climate for its location. I would only be ok with Anchorage as anywhere else is too desolate. Population is fairly high and I was wondering if it might actually be a somewhat happening place. I'm unfamiliar with the hospitals and programs there as well as demographics. Basically unfamiliar with everything. I thought it might be kind of cool living there for a while and it's only temporary. May be fun to have ppl come over and visit. Natural beauty, seals, polar bears, Eskimos, glaciers, oil and all. As for trying harder in school I don't really wanna, I'm not passionate about it and I'm just trudging through basically. Quitting's too drastic and I don't have feasible fallback plans. I've taken to reading business and investing books in preference of studying to answer obscure test questions that I don't care about. I know I'm gonna forget it all and have to relearn it come third year anyway. But I want assurance of avoiding primary care.