Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make. We can help.
1. Understand Yourself
Self-exploration is essential to a satisfying specialty choice
2. Explore Options
Knowing about all career options that exist ensures well-informed decisions
3. Choose Your Specialty
Making a career choice that makes you happy is harder than you think
4. Prepare for Residency
Much is involved in a the transition from applying to arriving at residency
Welcome to Careers in Medicine!
Welcome to your introduction to exploring your physician career options, choosing your medical specialty, applying smart to residency, and—the program that can support you in these efforts—the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine® (CiM) program.
How medical students choose specialties
Physician specialty choice is a complex decision that includes many influencing factors.
Why explore specialties early in med school?
I’m only a first year and still in my basic sciences coursework, but I feel pressure to start thinking about specialties. Why do I need to start now?