Video Library

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

Visit the Early Career Planning Channel

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).

Visit the 4th Year Planning Channel

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:

    1. Comprehensive Guide to 4th Year Planning website
    2. Career Advising’s 4th Year Planning resources

Visit the Applying to Residency Channel

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.

Visit the Writing a CV Channel

This channel contains Career Advising’s 3-part CV for the Medical Student video series. Watch the videos in any order – we highly recommend watching all three while creating and editing your CV.

For more information about writing your CV, visit the CV website.

Visit the Writing a Personal Statement Channel

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.

Visit the website for more information about writing your statement.

Specialty & Career Exploration Videos from Partner Offices

Visit the MediaSite Channel to view career-related Specialty Interest Group recordings

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.

Visit the MediaSite Channel to view Residency Match Panel recordings, organized by specialty interest groups

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.

Visit the UWSOM Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) video library

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.

Visit the UWSOM Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) and Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG) video library

Videos focus on understanding the specialty, advising, residency application and clerkships.

Visit the UW Department of Emergency Medicine YouTube channel

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 Guides.

Visit the 2019-2021 videos highlighting 15 specialties

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

Visit the 2016-2018 videos highlighting 18 specialties

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