Medical School

Medical School Career Services

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.

MCW Career in Medicine (CiM) - Four Year Program

M1 Career Self-Assessment

  • Clarifying personal interests, abilities and values relating to potential specialties
  • Exploring preferred work environment, practice characteristics, and clinical apprenticeship experience 
  • Career Day: Learning AAMC CiM assessment tools, exploring various specialties, and developing career plan 
  • Interpersonal and professional skills development
     

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, post-match panel, etc. 
  • Clinical Apprenticeship experience 
  • Elective Day: Learning different specialties and elective decision making, information interview with faculty, physicians, and resident by different specialty
 
 

M3 Career Advising/Decision Making

  • Advising and support for career decision making via referrals to clinical advisors in area(s) of interest and post-match panel
  • Career Development Program: Learn AAMC CiM residency program resources and developing CV/personal statement
  • Residency Days: Learn the process of residency application (i.e., Clinical advisor program, Away electives, ERAS, etc.)
  • Continued professional skills development with clinical focus
     

M4 Career Search/Preparation

  • Obtaining letters of recommendation 
  • Career development programs: 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

Download MCW Career in Medicine, Four Year Program (PDF)

MCW Career in Medicine (CiM) - Three Year Program

M1 Career Self-Assessment and Career Exploration

  • Clarifying personal interests, abilities and values relating to potential specialties
  • Exploring preferred work environment, practice characteristics, and clinical apprenticeship experience
  • Information gathering regarding career options (e.g., specialties and subspecialties, academic medicine, public health and other medical careers) 
  • Exploring career options via courses, research, volunteer, post-match panel, etc. 
  • Learning different specialties and elective decision making, information interview with faculty, physicians, and resident by different specialty
  • Career Day: Learning AAMC CiM assessment tools, exploring various specialties, and developing career plan 
  • Interpersonal and professional skills development

M2 Career Advising/Decision Making

  • Advising and support for career decision making via referrals to clinical advisors in area(s) of interest and post-match panel
  • Career Development Program: Learn AAMC CiM residency program resources and developing CV/personal statement
  • Residency Days: Learn the process of residency application (i.e., Clinical advisor program, Away electives, ERAS, etc.)

M3 Career Search/Preparation

  • Obtaining letters of recommendation 
  • Career development programs: 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
  • Continued professional skills development with clinical focus

Download MCW Career in Medicine (CiM) - Three Year Program (PDF)

Career Services Course in Brightspace

Visit the Career Services course in Brightspace (login required) to access MCW career in medicine resources.

  • MCW Career in Medicine
  • Career Tips from Specialty Faculty Interview Videos
  • Residency Application Preparation (e.g., Match timeline, Match data, application checklist, etc. )
  • How to Write CV/Personal Statement and Samples
  • MCW Big Interview
  • Related Resources
 

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.