Choosing a Specialty


At some point, you do have to actually decide what your primary and/or secondary discipline of choice are! While closing the door on some things you find interesting can be difficult, it’s easier to move forward when you’ve established a specific direction for yourself.

In general, it is ideal to have decided on very competitive disciplines by the end of second year, but in most cases, you have until about Christmas of third year to determine your primary and/or secondary disciplines while still leaving yourself enough time to plan electives, etc.

Use the strategies outlined in this section to help you narrow your options.






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