I've been reading this board and everyone that matched into anesthesiology seemed to be of a certain mold. They all have Boads 220+, honors and high pass grades, tons of research, letters of recommendation from "Big People" in their fields. Well I am a 2nd year student. At the begining of the year I was ranked 43/118. Get P's with H's here and there. Haven't taken my boards yet but I know myself and probably won't be setting any records, but hopefully do well enough to make cutoffs that certain programs have. I have a masters degree where I did research in Cardiothoracic transplant technologies. Extracurricular not much since medical school. Nothing med related but I volunteer at an animal shelter. I am not a superstar but want to get into a gas program. I am from California but not set on having to match there. Is there a chance for me to get into a decent program? Any advice on what I can do from now on out to make myself a better candidate would be much appreciated.