I'm currently a 4th year medical student that is in the process of applying to IM. I was torn between ortho and IM during the end of my 4th year. I finally decided on IM with the plan of going into cardio because I thought it would be a better lifestyle choice. I've been getting IM interviews at some top programs around the nation and haven't been very excited about it, which has made me seriously second guess my choice. I have also realized that cardio probably isn't much of a better lifestyle than ortho. During the past few months I have really missed ortho and not being in the OR during my 4th year rotations.