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Years 1-3: Choosing Your Specialty

Explore
As with any important decision, you should begin choosing a career specialty by gathering as much information as possible. Start learning about your top 2-3 career medical specialties through online research, consultation with professional medical associations and informational interviewing.

Find Your Fit
Choosing a specialty involves learning more about yourself: your interests, skills, and values. Plus your preferences for lifestyle, salary, and residency program competitiveness, just to name a few.

Decide
When deciding on a specialty, consider the competitiveness of the specialty and your competitiveness as an applicant.