I know, I'm the only one who can really answer that question of whether "is anesthesia for me?", but I obviously haven't done a great job at it since its August of my 4th year and I'm not 100% sure on this field. I would just very much appreciate some honest advice as the clock is ticking for me... Is this field for me? I'm not crazy about pharmacology, physics or basic physiology which are some of the foundations to the field. I more enjoy pathology/diagnosis and medicine-esque type situations. Maybe because I'm more comfortable with this and anesthesia concepts seem foreign right now. I enjoy being in the OR (but not as a surgeon), short/positive patient interactions, lack of paperwork/rounding (no long H&Ps), working with my hands, autonomy w/some teamwork. Compensation is not as important as having free time as I would rather spend more time with my family than anything... I have just started my first anesthesia rotation and plan to take several different electives in the field, but this would be after September 1st which worries me. My biggest concern is, will I be able to study anesthesia concepts/pass licensing during residency if I'm not interested by the topics of it now?? Is this a sign that I should seriously reconsider this field?? THANK YOU TO ANY AND ALL RESPONSES.