College of
Human
Medicine

Career Counseling and Development Schedule

The MSU College of Human Medicine has designed this website as a career support resources guide for you as you navigate through important career decisions throughout medical school.

Career Counseling Support by Block:

Block 1 & 2

Get Career Guidance and Support from the Career Coordinator and Faculty Mentors

  • Exploring specialty options and what sparks your interest.
  • How your interests, values, personality preferences, and skills correlate to physicians practicing in specific specialties.
  • MATCH statistics, USMLE scores, training requirements, by specialty.
  • Interpreting your AAMC Careers in Medicine Assessments results and how it relates to your specialty interests.
  • Preparing you to be competitive for residency now!
  • Exploring the value of leadership, international, clinical, and research activities to enhance your medical school experience and residency application.
  • Curriculum Vitae review and assistance with revision.
  • Journal, website, and library resources for your career development.
  • Obtain referrals for research support, academic advising, financial aid, and student health & wellness.
  • Explore current work trends, physician salaries, and physician shortage areas
  • Incorporating alternatives to traditional practice into your medical career
  • Connecting current students with CHM alumni

    *All individual career counseling sessions are confidential

Block 3

Our CHM Community Assistant Deans and Community Administrators address career planning in the core comps series and through small group interactions.  For a closer look, check out the Block III Career Planning Timeline.

The clinical student may wish to meet with their Community Assistant Dean, Community Administrator or Community Faculty Mentor to receive individual assistance with:

  • Exploring your interests and providing guidance on how to choose a specialty.
  • Educating you about the MATCH application process and helping you stay on track.
  • Providing informative tips prior to interviewing with a residency program.
  • Debriefing you about your interviewing experiences and discussing how the residency program complements your professional and personal goals.
  • How debt load may influence specialty choice and provide an appropriate referral to meet with a CHM Financial Aid Office for counseling if needed.
  • Instruction on how to create and submit a Rank Order List and discuss your considering options with you.
  • Choosing electives to enhance your residency application and/or enrich your clinical experiences.
  • Guidance on how lifestyle considerations may influence your specialty choice.
  • Providing resources for self-assessment needs, reviewing residency programs, financial planning assistance, etc.
  • Reviewing your Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement to enhance your residency application.
  • Guidance on how your strengths and talents compliment your specialty interests.
  • Assisting you in identifying areas for professional growth to help you become a stronger candidate for residency.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formally the Dean’s Letter)
  • How to appropriately request Letters of Recommendation for residency application.
  • Guidance on how to successfully transition into a residency program and address your concerns.
It is recommended that clinical students seeking to meet individually with the Community Assistant Dean, Community Administrator or Community Faculty Mentor contact the administrative support staff offices to schedule an appointment.

*All individual career counseling sessions are confidential