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 Advising ActivitiesYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4

Careers in Medicine

Required    Required    Optional Optional

Learning & Wellness Resource Center 1 on Meetings

Required   Required   Optional Optional
Competitive Specialties Workshop Required   Optional    

CV Workshop and Review

Required   Required Required Required
Summer Opportunities Fair Required      
Clerkships & Selectives Planning Workshop   Required    
Post-Step 1 Advising Meetings     Required  
VSLO Planning Workshops     Required  
Year 4 Electives Planning Workshop     Required  
Nuts & Bolts of Applying to Residency Optional Optional Required  

Year 1-2 Specialty Interest Advising Workshops

Required Required Required Optional

Year 3 Specialty Interest Advising Workshops

      Required Optional
MSPE Meetings     Required

Interview Preparation Workshops



TexasSTAR Database Access and Training       Required
Rank Order List Meetings       Optional

Careers in Medicine Collaboration with Student Interest Groups


Required Optional Optional
Post-Match Panel Optional Optional Optional Optional
Career Advising 1 on 1 Meetings with Clinical Advisor  Optional Required   Required Optional