I have been really interested in Psychiatry since I started medical school( US MD Student ) but my preclinical years have been far from ideal. I have 5 course failures during my preclinical years and passed Step 1 with <200. I have taken the past year off to kind of mentally reset due to my horrible preclinical years and to do some research. I have done research in the past and want to continue to show my commitment to the specialty I know that Psychiatry has been extremely competitive the past could of years and only will get more competitive so I was just wondering if performing well during rotations, on Step 2, and doing aways will give me an okay chance to match? I am geographically flexible as I would graciously accept any opportunity given and I would definitely apply to all 250+ programs! . Just looking towards starting rotations in a couple months and wanted to be realistic in planning out my clinical years for pursuing Psychiatry or whether it would be more realistic to pursue Family Medicine. At the end of the day I just want to practice medicine and would be happy as a psychiatrist or a family physician. Appreciate any input from the SDN community!