As an incoming medical student I am starting to think about my plans and future for the next 4 years. I understand the importance of figuring out what you want to do as early as possible seeing how competitive residencies are getting. My question is - how do you figure it out?!? I know there are classical starting points like medicine vs. surgery, but how does one even know without having seen these specialities first hand? I know most of the learning will come within the hospitals but are there any resources or tips out there to help start my search? Does shadowing really help narrow things down and if so, is it easy to shadow in medical school?