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Student Affairs

Advisement and Careers in Medicine

The advising program and timeline are modeled upon the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM); these activities are coordinated through the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Clinical Education. 

Advising Program

As a part of the Colleges Program, all students are assigned to a College Advising Team. The advising team will serve all students assigned to their respective college (M1-M4).

Each College Advising Team consists of:

  • Dean
  • Success Coach
  • Career Counselors

Deans serve as the leadership oversight to support issues that may arise related to personal, social and/or academic concerns for students within their assigned College(s).  

Student Success Coaches are committed to supporting students’ success and well-being in medical school and are tasked with ensuring that all students are aware of, and connected with, the resources they need to maximize their academic success, personal wellness and holistic growth.

Career Counselors will assist students with career exploration and planning, M3 and M4 clinical scheduling, and the residency application and Match processes.  


Careers in Medicine (CiM)

Career Counselors are trained clinical faculty members that advise our students about their medical career options and appropriate pathways to reaching their career goals. In addition to sharing their personal knowledge and wisdom, they will guide our students along this journey using tools provided by the AAMC.


CiM Timeline

  • Orientation to Careers in Medicine (CiM)
  • Connect with your Career Counselor

Understand Yourself

  • CompleteCiM self-assessments
  • Review your assessment results with your Career Counselor

Explore Options

  • Begin gathering basic information about specialties of interest
  • Attend specialty interest groups and information panels
  • Compare your assessment results to the information you’ve gathered about specialties
  • Meet with Career Counselor to plan your third-year schedule
  • Take USMLE® Step 1
  • Keep notes on reflections after each clinical rotation
  • Join appropriate specialty associations and organizations

Choose a Specialty

  • Meet with your Career Counselor & Specialty Advisor to discuss your top specialty preferences & competitiveness
  • Meet with Career Counselor to plan fourth-year schedule
  • Complete clinical rotations according to specialty map
  • Submit requests for Visiting Rotations at other institutions (if applicable)

Prepare for Residency

  • Register with ERAS and begin preparing residency application materials
  • Request letters of recommendation from faculty in your chosen specialty(ies)
  • Begin reviewing and comparing residency programs
  • Register for Residency Match programs
  • Take USMLE Step 2
  • Meet with Career Counselors to review residency application materials
  • Submit residency applications
  • Interview with residency programs
  • Rank your selections for the NRMP Main Residency Match
  • Match Day !!!!

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