Hi all. A soon to be M1 here. I'm already thinking of specialties and ways to maximize admittance to one since early planning can be important for more competitive specialties (ie people interested in rad doing rad related research during their preclinical years). One of the specialty I'm interested in is Radiology (the others being PMR). I've shadowed a radiologist and think that I'd like radiology because * I'm a very visual person. I've always liked photography and digital image manipulation using photoshop. I know photo manipulation and rad are diff. But, the idea of looking at images on a screen is something I have a very positive feeling towards. I learn best by visualizing and it seems that rad is a very visually oriented profession. * I'm kind of a mellow and reserved person. I think this type of personality fits the profession. * I love physical sciences and physics/chemistry. It seems that rad is more physical science oriented than many other specialties...am I wrong? * I like the idea of being 'the guy' rather than a part of a large team (ie surgery) * I get bored easily. Given above reasons, would rad be a good fit in your opinion? Also, how important are research and AOA membership? What preclinical courses are important (anatomy?)? What clinical rotations are important besides a rad elective in the 3rd yr? Thanks!