Career Planning Framework

Career Advising uses the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) 4 Phase Career Planning Process as the framework to guide you through the career exploration process to identify your fit and advance your professional goals.

CiM provides tools and information to help you align your interests and preferences with specialty and career options to make effective career decisions.

Career planning is an active process that requires reflection and engagement throughout medical school.

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CiM 4 Phase Career Planning Process
“It is widely recognized across academic fields that individuals who fit their field, work setting/environment, and other related factors are more happy and satisfied.” → AAMC Careers in Medicine

Career Planning Process – Key Support People:
  • Career Advisors
  • College Mentors
  • Academic Learning Specialists
  • Student Affairs Staff
  • Student Interest Group Leaders & Interest Group Faculty Advisors
  • Specialty Career Advisors

We invite you to contact us to talk through your career development plan.

Goal:

Engage in reflection on interests and values.

Primary Activities:
Outcome:

Develop action steps for continued specialty and career exploration that aligns with your interests and values.

Goal:

Increased readiness to choose a specialty.

Primary Activities:
Outcome:

Optimize resources and advising to successfully navigate the specialty decision-making process.

Goal:

Increase your level of preparedness for residency application and Match.

Primary Activities:
Outcome:

Complete Residency application.