In case the title gets cut off, my Q was: Does your planned specialty affect a school's decision to accept/reject you? I walked away from my USC interview extremely confident that I would get in, but I still haven't heard from them. Most likely, I'll be put on the waitlist. During the interview, I talked a good deal about my plan to go into psychiatry, perhaps a field that isn't USC's main focus. However, the doc interviewing me did praise the school's neuropsych wing/program, so I didn't think that it would be a problem. Now, I'm not so sure... I guess I'm dwelling here, sigh.