SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm interested in surgery and was wondering what options a general surgery resident has to sub-specialize. Additionally, when graduating from medical school, do students interview for both specialty and sub-specialty (ex. general surgery/orthopedics)? If not, it seems as though general surgery residents could apply for positions every year during their residency. Finally, what surgical fields are more/less demanding and which are more/less competitive. Whatever I go into, I want to know that I will have fun in what I do. Surgery just seems like a field in which there is always room for personal growth/improvement...so in that sense, it seems like it would be least likely to become boring or mindless. I appreciate any feedback you might have. My apologies for the broad questioning...I know so little. Thanks.