Students must complete a career advising appointment at least twice a year with a career advisor. Your career advisor offers general advising about career exploration, helps you clarify your goals and priorities, offers shadowing opportunities, and reviews the AAMC career advising resources. Appointments are scheduled and completed through Handshake.
Meeting with a secondary advisor is encouraged if the specialty is not represented at the School of Medicine.
If you have questions, please contact the Careers in Medicine Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Career Advising Portfolio helps track your progress through the careers in medicine program and will be helpful to your career advisor. (If having issues viewing portfolio PDF with browser, please right-click and download the file to your computer.)
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find a Career Advisor?
What if I am undecided on which specialty I am interested in?
What do I discuss with a Career Advisor?
Every students' medical journey is different, but we have recommendations for each year.
MS1's: Your adjustment to medical school, summer plans, your career assessment results, etc.
MS2's: Curricular concerns, specialty choice, etc.
MS3's: Exploring residency, decision-making strategy, preparing for residency application, etc.
MS4's: Selecting programs, residency application, interviewing, the Match, etc.
Visit the Careers in Medicine website for more tips!
What is the difference between an Academic Advisor and a Career Advisor?
Academic advisors focus on providing medical students with professional guidance and educational resources to enhance their academic and professional experience. Academic services include tutoring services, test preparation, review sessions, etc.
Career advisors offer advising about career exploration, help you clarify your goals and priorities, offer shadowing opportunities, and review the AAMC career advising resources. Often times students will seek a career advisor from the specialty they are interested in applying for.
Careers in Medicine
EMEBL 1.118 (Edinburg)
Phone: (956) 296-1280