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PLANNING FOR RESIDENCY

Choosing a Medical Specialty

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About this article

One of the most important decisions you will make during medical school is which specialty to choose. Many factors go into this decision, including your personal history, your clinical interests, your experience during rotations, the duration of the training involved and financial and lifestyle considerations.

What you´ll learn
  • Factors involved in choosing a medical specialty
  • Where to find information about specialties and subspecialties
  • How to begin the decision-making process
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