Hi, I'm a 4th year med student. I am currently applying for categorical medicine positions, but am having second thoughts. I just started an (2 week) anesthesiology rotation, and have done about 3 days worth. I have to say the specialty is becoming very interesting to me--the residents and attendings all seem very happy, there are many procedures to do, and I like the brief but intense patient encounters. I also like the fact that a life outside of medicine seems to be a top priority for people who choose anesthesia. I'm not quite ready to chuck the idea of internal medicine all together, and I realize it is probably too late to apply for this years match. So my question is, if I decide that I really would like to do anesthesiology, is it a good idea to continue with my categorical medicine applications, and then try to apply through eras for a PGY-2 spot during my internship year--are there many of these available? My husband and I were planning on relocating for residency (though I could probably get a categorical medicine position in a program here), but I don't want to drag him around too much--so, it would be tough to go somewhere else and have to move again in a year. Any input you all have is appreciated. I haven't totally thought this out yet. I had briefly thought of anesthesia before, but never really had an opportunity to do a rotation in it before. But I think it might suit my personality style well... Thanks!