The answer to the anxiety of applying in a competitive subspecialty is to cover yourself, protect yourself, by applying in another specialty as well. This will take the anxiety out of it for you and protect yourself.
There is NOTHING unethical about applying in multiple specialties. You can apply, interview and wait for SIX MONTHS from now to make your final decision.
ps, people sometimes there is a day I cannot, just cannot get onto a new thing on blog. Promoting the Hope, Facts, and Heroism of ‘Routine Miracles’ is NOT an automatic endeavor. It takes the concerted effort of dozens of people.
You can help by putting the link to the videos on you tube on your face book and asking your friends to do the same.