From the first day of enrollment, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), aided by a large group of
specialty advisors and department chairs, assists students in beginning to mold your career
as a physician. Whether the goal is to be a generalist or specialist, hospital or
community-based, research or practice-oriented physician, the OSA provides support and
guidance. Some students will have planned a career path before applying tomedical school;
most will have open minds as to what they want to do with their medical education;many
may change direction based on their medical school experiences and the physicians they
meet who become their role models. There are multiple people involved in the guidance of
students as they choose from almost limitless electives available in the fourth year, both
locally, nationally and abroad.
Our Career Advising Program helps all students create a rich and varied experience with
many guideposts along the way. The goal of this program is to enhance students'
professional development by providing personal and career-oriented support through
individual and small group meetings with the OSA Deans and participation in
developmentally appropriate programs, events, and workshops.
The Career Advising Program is not meant to guide a student into a specific Residency.
The OSA Deans and Faculty Advisors will, however, be expert resources regarding clinical,
research, and educational opportunities available to students, in addition to providing
information on support services guiding students with personal and career exploration.