Career Development

Medical Student Careers

Medical students at the School of Medicine have many diverse specialty interests. Some students have a specialty in mind in Year 1, others will not decide until later in their medical education. The Office of Student Affairs, clinical faculty and mentors will help each student pursue his or her career goals.

Career Development Activities by years 1-4
Career Development ActivitiesYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
August
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Testing X
1:1 meetings with Learning & Wellness Resource Center X
ERAS Q&A X
Career Advising Meetings with student affairs and clinical advisors X
Medical Student Performance Evaluation Meetings X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
September
Careers in Medicine: Medical Student Performance Inventory Assessment X
Careers in Medicine: Physician Values in Practice Scale Assessment X
Medical Student Performance Evaluation Meetings X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
October
Summer Opportunities Workshop X
Step 1 Panel X
Interview Preparation Workshop X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
November
Specialty Interest Survey X
Careers in Medicine: Specialty Indecision Scale Assessment X
Step 1 Study Plan Meetings X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
December
Competitive Specialty Workshop X X X
Small Group Meetings with Student Affairs and Medical Education X X
Step 1 Study Plan Meetings X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
January
Small Group Meetings with Student Affairs and Medical Education X X
Step 1 Study Plan Meetings X
Specialty Interest Advising Workshops X X X X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
February
Preparing Your Rank List Workshop X
Specialty Interest Advising Workshops X X X X
Year 4 Electives Planning Workshop X
Career Advising Meetings with student affairs and clinical advisors X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
March
Clerkship & Selectives Planning Workshop X
Step 1 Bootcamp X
Career Advising Meetings with student affairs and clinical advisors X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
April
CV Workshop X
Nuts & Bolts of Applying to Residency X
Career Advising Meetings with student affairs and clinical advisors X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
May
Careers in Medicine: Residency Preference Exercise X
Career Advising Meetings with student affairs and clinical advisors X
1:1 meetings with student affairs X X X X
Student Interest Group Meetings X X X X
June/July
1:1 Career Advising Meetings X X
Careers in Medicine: Physician Skills Inventory X
Medical Student Performance Evaluation Meetings X