Schedule with Us

Career Advising is available throughout your time in medical school to discuss career planning and your specialty decision. All incoming students are assigned a Career Advisor. Schedule a meeting with your Career Advisor at least once during your first year to get started on your career planning.

Students typically meet with their Career Advisor at these times:

MS1: Autumn for planning summer activities (during Office Hours, Mon-Wed, 12-1 pm PT)
MS1: Winter and Spring for initial career advising and exploration meeting
MS2: Spring after Step 1 to plan your Patient Care elective block, and discuss specialty exploration and residency
MS3: Autumn for 4th year planning
MS4: Summer for residency application planning

The Career Advising team looks forward to working with you. Schedule with Career Advising to:

When you schedule a 1:1 meeting with a Career Advisor, you will be prompted to select one of the following appointment types:

  • General Career Advising: Advising on career planning, exploring specialty & career interests, specialty decision making, career planning steps and timeline, referral to resources, specialty advisors, faculty & students, residency application
  • Quick Question: Short, 15-minute check-in meetings
  • MS1 Intro to Career Planning (only for MS1s): Introductory discussion of the career planning framework used from Foundations to Match, including resources used to support the creation of an individualized career plan.
  • MS3 4th Year Planning (only for MS3s): Discussion of specialty interests and decision making, review of Explore & Focus schedule for specialty exploration and residency application, planning with multiple specialties, dual application, referral to Specialty Career Advisors
  • CV Review: Review of CV content and formatting for scholarships, away rotations, residency application, etc. We ask that you come to Office Hours (Mon-Thurs, 12-1 pm PT) if you have questions
  • Expansion/Leave: Discussion of timing and impact for specialty exploration and residency application.
  • Residency Application Review (for MS4s): Review of application content and formatting (e.g. ERAS, SF Match, MODS)
  • SOAP Prep (for MS4s): Discussion of backup options, review of SOAP week schedule & application components, referral to specialty advisors, identification of support team


Schedule with a Career Advisor

Monday – Friday by Zoom, phone or in-person on selected days.

Prepare for your meeting by:

All Student Appointments: Schedule via CAS

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Monday – Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

Good for 10-15 minute conversations. Zoom Meeting ID: 761 975 716

Open Zoom link for Mon-Wed 12-1 p.m. PT Office Hours


Additional Career Advising Services

Our team is here to help as you edit your CV.

Step 1: Review the short CV videos and use the CV templates and Editing Checklist

Step 2: Attend a Group CV Review session – offered on selected Fridays from 12-12:30 pm PT (click the link to sign up for a session)

Step 3: Come to Office Hours (Mon-Wed, 12-1 pm PT) if you have additional questions

As you write personal statements for residency applications and other opportunities, we will help you with the editing process.

Step 1: Review resources and watch the Personal Statement for the Medical Student Video Series.

Step 2: After you have started drafting and editing, Career Advising will assist you:

  • Between April – September: formal review process in advance of residency applications
  • During the rest of the year: schedule a 1:1 meeting with your Career Advisor

All Student Appointments: Schedule via CAS