Knowing your options
Conducting thorough career research requires you to seek out information from a variety of sources. Your career exploration will be much more meaningful and useful if you compare your likes, dislikes, personality and values to a variety of specialties.
Use your clerkships as valuable sources of information; collect contact names and take every opportunity to interact with physicians and residents in the specialty areas you are considering. These individuals will provide you with valuable inside information. The human element always plays an integral role in the residency application and selection process!