Browsing the Video Library provides a great way to increase your knowledge about specialties and career paths. These videos contain advice from experts such as Specialty Career Advisors, UW Residency Program Directors, residents and physicians. Especially in the Foundations years, when time to dedicate to career exploration may be limited, reviewing videos is a way to learn more.
Video topics cover:
- Exploring career options while in medical school
- Learning more about medical specialties
- Deciding upon a specialty
- How to approach medical residency applications
Career Advising Videos
Videos related to early career exploration, which starts in your Foundations years and continues throughout medical school. Topics include:
- Exploring career pathways
- Intro to Step 1 and careers
- Career exploration in the Patient Care Phase
More information on the suggested activities and timeline for career planning can be found in the Choosing a Career area of the website.
Further, we encourage everyone to review the Success in Medical School Video Series, presented by the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG).
Videos to help you start planning your clerkship and elective schedule in preparation for your 4th year and residency application.
- Watch prior to your first E&F registration appointment
For more information about 4th Year planning, visit:
Review these videos to learn about the application process and resources, and for advice from panels of UW Program Directors and of MS4s who matched across a range of specialties.
For more information about applying to residency, visit the Guide the to Residency Application Process website.
This channel contains Career Advising’s 2-part Personal Statement for the Medical Student video series as well as our annual workshop for MS4s applying to residency.
Some information is specific to residency applications but the writing and editing process is applicable to any personal statement you write during medical school.
Specialty & Career Exploration Videos from Partner Offices
Learning about specialties from panels of residents, Program Directors and physicians is an important component of meaningful career exploration.
Are you part of a registered UWSOM or WWAMI Specialty Interest Group? Would you like your group’s recordings added to this Library? View instructions on how to do so.
Residency match panels feature Program Directors, Specialty Career Advisors, recently matched MS4s and current residents. These recordings are great ways to learn more about the match process and gain advice and tips for putting the best application forward in a particular specialty.
Videos focus on understanding the family medicine specialty, advising, residency application and clerkships.
Further, you will find the Success in Medical School Video Series, which we encourage all medical students to check out.
Videos focus on understanding the specialty, advising, residency application and clerkships.
The UW Department of Emergency Medicine offers recordings providing insight into EM and the UW EM Residency Program.
The UWSOM chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) offers a number of specialty videos in two video libraries.
Each video was created by a current MS4 who applied and matched in a particular field. It is important to note that the videos have not been reviewed by Specialty Career Advisors and are meant to expose a large number of students to a career field and provide information about what they found to be helpful when applying/interviewing.
The Specialty Career Advisors have provided core advice and contact information in the Specialty Career Advisors FAQ.
Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery
Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, PM&R, Psychiatry, Radiology, Urology, Vascular Surgery