MS2 Class Information – March 14, 2024

ICYMI: 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 22
  • April 5 and 19

Visit Career Advising’s CV webpage for more information.

 ICYMI: Explore specialties though this AAMC webinar

The AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum, hosted by its Careers in Medicine (CiM) program, is Thursday, March 28, 2024. The three-hour session starts at 9 a.m. AK, 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT.

For: First- and second-year medical students early in their specialty exploration.

Cost: Free!

Participating specialties: Allergy and immunology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, hematology, hospice and palliative medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, internal medicine-pediatrics, medical genetics, neurological surgery, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, preventive medicine, psychiatry, radiology and urology.

Event description: This annual event works to provide equitable access to specialty exposure, where medical students can view resources, chat with residents, specialty representatives, and AAMC staff and attend a live presentation and Q&A with physicians about their specialty choice.

Information and recordings will be offered to students unable to attend during the scheduled time. Register now for this great opportunity to learn about specialties.

ICYMI: 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

Once you’re done with Step 1, review three short videos on Specialty Exploration & Residency Planning During Patient Care Phase (PCP) that are also described above: Video 1 (14 minutes), Video 2 (7 minutes) and Video 3 (4 minutes).

If you have follow-up questions about effectively leveraging your PCP elective block time, specialty exploration or residency, you can come to Career Advising’s Office Hours via Zoom, Mondays through Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. AK,  noon  PT, 1 p.m. MT. The career advisors will be there to help you.

  • 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!