http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/specialties/Home.cfm This is an interesting test: 130 questions to match-make with your desired specialty. I got thoracic surgery as #1 but my 1st choice of neurosurgery was still within the top 15. I think this test more gauges your place within "patient-contact" or "academic" categories rather than precisely determining between neurology or neurosurgery. Some maybe surprised to find that family medicine is better fit for them. It was the last one on my list since I don't care much about patient interaction. Make sure to look at the scores on the left column. For example, even though I got NS to be ranked at #15, the score difference between thoracic surgery (50) and NS (45) was only five. From reading this forum within the last couple of months, I think people are divided into three categories about why they go into medicine, more or less: 1. Wanting to help people (sometimes too vague) 2. Money 3. Interest in the science of medicine and the human body For me, number 3 is the biggest reason, followed by the rest. Think about your own motivations, but be honest, at least with yourself. It seems that #1 is becoming more and more remote in medicine due to the encroachment of MBAs and insurance companies on doctors' decision making process.