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-Fri, 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
  • 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-Fri, 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 or phone.

Prepare for your meeting by:

All Student Appointments: Schedule via CAS

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Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

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

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

Additional Office Hours are offered for specific Foundation sites.

View Office Hour availability by Foundations sites 


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: Come to Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 12-1 pm PT) if you have 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 June – September: formal review process in advance of residency applications
    • Details posted in late Spring
  • During the rest of the year: schedule a 1:1 meeting with your Career Advisor

All Student Appointments: Schedule via CAS