Hi! As a freshman in medical school from the Philippines, what can I do this early to prepare for applying for a residency program in the US? Any tips on how I could ensure a residency match with good hospitals later on? I especially have my heart set on Illinois or New York, since I have family there. But I actualy don't have any idea yet right now as to what I want to specialize on. Also, when do have to start the actual preparation for the application? Thanks!