I am an MS3 and I have just recently decided I am interested in plastics. I have good grades (~3.97) and will probably be AOA. I got a 256 on Step I and I attend a medical school that is traditionally known to have a top plastics program. The big gap on my application is NO research. What are my chances of getting a spot without research? Should I try to squeeze in a month of token research or focus my time on away rotations? I know that there are no guarantees and nobody can tell me for sure if I will get in or not, but what is your impression on the research "requirement." Should I not even bother applying and apply for general surgery instead?