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Switching Specialties

While it’s possible to switch specialties after beginning your residency training or even later in your career, it’s a challenging, burdensome process — more so for some than others. Ideally, avoid the extra training time, additional educational debt, lost salary, and — perhaps, most importantly — misery by getting it right the first time. However, if you realize during residency that you’re truly unhappy with your specialty choice, it's possible to switch and you should try to do so because you deserve to be happy in your career.

Crumpled up Plan A, on to Plan B