Career Advisory Program

From the first day of enrollment, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), aided by a large group of specialty advisors and department chairs, assists students in beginning to mold your career as a physician. Whether the goal is to be a generalist or specialist, hospital or community-based, research or practice-oriented physician, the OSA provides support and guidance. Some students will have planned a career path before applying to medical school; most will have open minds as to what they want to do with their medical education; many may change direction based on their medical school experiences and the physicians they meet who become their role models. There are multiple people involved in the guidance of students as they choose from almost limitless electives available in the fourth year, both locally, nationally, and abroad.

Our Career Advising Program helps all students create a rich and varied experience with many guideposts along the way. The goal of this program is to enhance students' professional development by providing personal and career-oriented support through individual and small group meetings with the OSA Deans and participation in developmentally appropriate programs, events, and workshops.

The Career Advising Program is not meant to guide a student into a specific Residency. The OSA Deans and Faculty Advisors will, however, be expert resources regarding clinical, research, and educational opportunities available to students, in addition to providing information on support services guiding students with personal and career exploration.