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Family Medicine, Rad Onc, or OB? How to Choose a Specialty

Congratulations! You are finishing up your clinical rotations as a medical student. Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to explore a diverse range of medical specialties during your clerkships. You might already know what residency you plan to pursue after medical school, but many medical students make their decision late in their third year. NEJM Resident360 is here to help. Experts who serve as medical student advisors and residency program directors will be here to answer your questions about your choice of specialty. Some questions we may answer include:

  • What are the factors I should consider when choosing my specialty?
  • How do I schedule electives, sub-internships, and away rotations to help me decide on my specialty?
  • Who should I talk to for advice about specialty choice?