Careers in Medicine CiM Home / Choose Your Specialty / Consider Information Consider Information SHARE: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Favorite Add to Favorites Added Added to Favorites Removed from Favorites Removed Creating a parallel plan You may need to create a parallel plan to help ensure you match. Evaluating your specialty choice after an unpleasant clinical rotation I always thought I wanted to go into pediatrics, but I hated my peds rotation. Should I still look at pediatrics considering my experience? Can you have a personal life as a surgeon? I really want to do surgery, but also really want to have a family and time to enjoy life. Is there a way to have the best of both worlds? The five thinking hats The goal of the thinking hats is to symbolically put on different "hats", or types of thinking, forcing you to examine options from multiple perspectives.