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Is anyone else out there over halfway through their 3rd year and still have no clue what they want to go into for residency? I know I still have time, but does anyone have ANY advice on how they chose their specialty? It's getting abit frustrating. I though I'd find something and fall in love with it, but so far that hasn't happened.


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ditto...i've already picked all of my 4th year courses...and I still don't know what I want to do...I have a month to change them.


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I didnt figure it out until near the end of my 3rd year.
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Is your difficulty making decision stemming from the fact that you "like everything" or "everything sucks"? If it's the former, you should think of combined programs (med-peds, med-psych), or family med.
if it's the latter, you should consider specialties that you were not exposed to during your third year, such as anesthesia, radiology, pathology, PM&R etc.


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I insist on posting these websites everytime this question comes up.

AAMC Careers in Medicine was developed just for us by the governing body of medicine.
http://www.aamc.org/students/cim/ has links to career resources as well as to Careers in Medicine itself. It offers self-assessment tests, detailed info on many specialties, questions to ask physicians in the field you are interested in, help with matching, and more. To start your own profile, you need a code from your school, but you can get it in the course of a 2 minute telephone call.

Also, here is a link to a fun powerpoint presentation that helps you find out what your personality type is and gives lists of potentially great specialties for your personality type:

http://www.med.mun.ca/medcareers/dow... version.ppt

This quiz will tell you your personality:
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