Career Services

The Career Services provide all students in the Medical School personalized and innovative services, programs, and resources focused on Career Assessment, Career Exploration, Career Decision-Making, and Career Preparation that achieve students’ career goals and success. The career counselor also assists you in preparing your CV and personal statements as well as providing one-one-one interview coaching for your residency program interview preparation. 

M1 - M4 Career Pathway

Download M1-M4 Career Pathway (PDF)

M1 Career Self-Assessment

  • Development of self-concept and needs
  • Clarifying personal interests, abilities and values relating to potential specialties
  • Exploring preferred work environment, practice characteristics, and clinical apprenticeship experience
  • Career Day: Exploring various specialties via Q&A session

M2 Career Exploration

  • Information gathering regarding career options (e.g., specialties and subspecialties, academic medicine, public health and other medical careers)
  • Exploring career options via courses, clinical rotation, research, volunteer, summer experiences etc.
  • Clinical Apprenticeship experience
  • Career Day: Learning different specialties and elective decision making

M3 Career Advising/Decision Making

  • Professional skills development
  • Referrals to clinical advisors in area(s) of interest
  • Advising and support for career decision making
  • Career Days: Residency application preparation

M4 Career Search/Preparation

  • Obtaining letters of recommendation
  • Career development programs: Developing CV/personal statement, application materials, and interview skills
  • Mock interviews: Receives feedback and improves interview skills
  • Evaluating or alternating M4 elective experiences to prepare for specific residency training programs

M1 - M3 Career Pathway

​Download M1-M3 Career Pathway (PDF)

M1 Career Self-Assessment

  • Development of self-concept and needs
  • Clarifying personal interests, abilities and values relating to potential specialties
  • Exploring preferred work environment, practice characteristics, and clinical apprenticeship experience

Career Exploration

  • Information gathering regarding career options (e.g., specialties and subspecialties, academic medicine, public health and other medical careers)
  • Exploring career options via courses, clinical rotation, research, volunteer, summer experiences etc.
  • Clinical Apprenticeship experience
  • Career Day: Learning different specialties and elective decision making

M2 Career Advising/Decision Making

  • Professional skills development
  • Referrals to clinical advisors in area(s) of interest
  • Advising and support for career decision making
  • Career Days: Residency application preparation

M3 Career Search/Preparation

  • Obtaining letters of recommendation
  • Career development programs: Developing CV/personal statement, application materials, and interview skills
  • Mock interviews: Receives feedback and improves interview skills
  • Evaluating or alternating M4 elective experiences to prepare for specific residency training programs

AAMC Careers in Medicine® Liaison

It is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to residency programs. Developed and sponsored by the AAMC, the program consists of an extensive website, printed student manuals, workshops and presentations. This four-phase process guides you through the elements of career planning, including self-understanding, exploring of medical careers, and choosing a specialty to meet career objectives.

Page Updated 09/26/2017