Hi, I will be a first year student in medical school. Can you please name some things I should focus my brain cells on to get into a good residency specialty? I know grades and boards, but what else? research? community service? leadership? anything else? which subjects should i focus on to do well during clinical rotations? i heard pathology and pharmacology. ?? anything else? which topic does the boards emphasize most? thank u for ur input. it would be most appreciated.