I'm currently a male medicine intern at a well-known program in the northeast. While I enjoy the intellectual aspects of medicine, I really like procedures and am not sure if gastro or cardiology will give me the same satisfaction that actually operating does. Other than medicine, I really enjoyed OB as a 3rd year and have interviewed for OB positions at other institutions in my area, including my own. Switching would mean repeating my intern year, which doesn't dissuade me at all -- a year of medicine is gonna help no matter what I do. Switching would mean pissing off and alienating many of my current colleagues, but you gotta do what makes you happy in the end. Am I being too brash or quick to jump ship? It is intern year afterall. That being said, I still miss the OR. However, I'm wondering if OB is a good choice being a male. I am VERY interested in the fellowship subs like gyn onc, urogyn or REI, but wonder about the job prospects for males even in these subspecialties. From what I understand, most men pursue fellowships in OB because in this day and age establishing a general OB practice as a male is tough. But what if you're a male subspecialist? Is the job market/opportunites just as wide open as for a male going into any other field? This isn't going to be the only thing helping me make my decision, but it does figure rather inmportantly. Obviously, the decision is mine to make and mine alone, but wise thoughts about the concept of switching are welcome. Thanks.