MS2 Class Information – Feb. 29, 2024

Schedule now to have your Curriculum Vitae (CV) reviewed by Career Advising

Have your CV reviewed and edited by Career Advising during a CV group session. Click this link to register – space is limited.

In advance of the session, a career advisor will review your CV and provide personalized feedback after the session. During the group session, advisors will address common themes for improvement and answer your questions.

Career advisors encourage all Foundation students to have a completed CV by the time they start the Patient Care Phase. The advisors encourage all MS3s to begin working on this document now in preparation for residency applications this fall.

All half-hour sessions are virtual and start at 11 a.m. AK, noon PT, 1 p.m. MT. The sessions are open to all students. Instructions for how to prepare are given at the time of registration. Register now.

Here are upcoming sessions:

  • March 8 and 22
  • April 5 and 19

Visit Career Advising’s CV webpage for more information.

Road to Residency short video series: Specialty Exploration and Residency Planning in Patient Care Phase Clerkships

In preparation for the start of clerkships, your career advisors have developed a short 3-part video series. This series begins to lay out the Road to Residency through the Patient Care Phase. It is important for MS2s to watch these videos prior to starting their first clerkship in order to:

  • Lay the groundwork for the Road to Residency
  • Understand the specialty exploration approach, key planning strategies and timelines

All three videos are found in the Early Career Planning Career Advising Media Site Library:

  • Video 1: Evaluating Specialty Fit and Understanding Applicant Characteristics (14 minutes)
  • Video 2: Career Planning Timeline & Career Advising Support Team (7 minutes)
  • Video 3: Planning for Your Elective Block (4 minutes)

If you have questions about your elective block after watching the video please come to Career Advising’s Office Hours via Zoom. Offices hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. AK, noon PT, 1 p.m. MT. There won’t be office hours during the week of March 11 due to Match and SOAP.

Tip of the Month” from the Career Advising Student Advisory Board

We hope Step 1 Dedicated is going well. We won’t overwhelm you with any career advising tasks but pay attention to which topics you’re enjoying reviewing. This might be a helpful clue as to which specialty you will enjoy one day. Keep up the great work!

  • Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs, M.D. Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. 

In case you missed it, here is a link to the previous newsletter for MS2s.

Have a wonderful week!