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Advisement and Careers in Medicine

The advising program and timeline are modeled upon the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) program.

At the beginning of the M1 year, all students are assigned a faculty advisor for academic, professional and career development needs across the four years of medical school. M2 students meet with their general faculty advisors as well as the Offices of Educational and Student Affairs in the spring of the M2 academic year to schedule third-year clerkships. M3 students continue to meet with their general advisor but based on their specialty interests also receive required individualized career, residency application, and fourth year schedule advising from assigned specialty advisors.


Year One

  • Receive academic advisor
  • Introduction to CIM
  • Complete a self-assessment to begin to determine needs


Year Two

  • Continue exploring specialties (through CIM, info sessions, online resources, etc.)


Year Three

  • Begin clinical rotations and assess interests
  • Connect with specialty advisor in desired specialty to assess qualifications


Year Four

  • Research residency training programs
  • Prepare applications (e.g. CV, letters, personal statement, etc.)
  • Attend ERAS, interviewing and other prep sessions held by Student Affairs