I am currently going into my MSII and I feel like I am falling behind my classmates in a lot of aspects. I do well in the class work, but I don't feel like I am nearly as driven as most of my class. It seems that everyone participates in so many interest groups, community service projects, leadership activities, etc. I have joined a couple interest groups, but I've lost elections to be in some leadership positions. It seems anytime any tiny opportunity does arrise, 75% of the class jumps quickly to participate which creates a lot of competition. Also, this summer I was told by many older med students to take it easy and enjoy my last summer. I decided against doing research because I'm not really interested in it, and now I feel extremely guilty for it. My main concern is that I don't really know what specialty I want to pursue and I feel like I want to be able to keep my options open as far as some of the more competitive specialties. How important are these activities for residency programs? Any comments or suggestions are welcome.