I know that these questions get asked repeatedly in specialty forums here, so I apologize for adding to the pile. However, I've not found a thread that specifically addresses what I want to know...so here it goes... Believe it or not, I've enjoyed my pediatrics and anesthesiology rotations in third year more than everything else and about equally so. I like the procedures and acuity of anesthesiology but the continuity and population involved in the practice of pediatrics. Some have suggested pediatric anesthesiology or doing a critical care fellowship after a pediatrics residency and I like the thought of both but I'm left with the decision of anesthesia v. peds. Does anybody have any words of wisdom with regards to deciphering what field will bring the most long term satisfaction/fulfillment? Additionally, if I were to go the pediatrics route, can anyone give me a sense of what specific programs and/or level of programs I should be looking at? I'm an osteopathic student from Michigan with 678/94 on comlex and 243/98 on usmle and research limited to undergraduate work. I know that pediatrics is largely not competitive with regards to residency but at the same time I don't feel that my application (outside of my board scores) is very competitive...so I didn't know what type of programs to begin looking at. Any input would be outstanding!