I'm going to be an M1 in a few days. I applied as a non-traditional student, and often felt that I was not as "with it" as some of the other premedical students. Basically, I didn't have my ducks in a row the way some students did simply due to lack of information. Not wanting to repeat this mistake in 3 years, my question is this: What advice can anyone give me for getting my choice of residency. As of now I don't know what field I want to go into. Assuming I decide that I would like to get a competetive match, what should I be doing. Of course I understand that grades and USMLE scores are very important, and that recommendations come 3rd year will be crucial, it's the other stuff that I would like to know about. Thanks for your help.