What is the best branch of medicine for me to specialize in?
How do I choose classes if I am not sure what branch of medicine I want to enter? I haven't even decided on human or veterinary medicine and I am a junior, so I have a very short time to decide on which schools are best for which branches of medicine.
Best of luck!
Only you can decide this one. Once you are in medical school, you will do rotations in all of the major specialties and have opportunities to rotate through smaller specialties. You’ll get a sense for what drives your passion and excites you once you get to your fourth year of med school. Choose what you’ll enjoy for the rest of your career. For example, some people love surgery because they love working with their hands. I chose cardiology because I got to do procedures using my hands and also liked the excitement of taking care of very sick patients.
Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.
Consider volunteering at an animal shelter or veterinary clinic.