Welcome to Careers in Medicine!
While you have never before chosen a medical specialty and applied to residency in that specialty, many other physicians-in-training have come before you. This means you can benefit from the knowledge and wisdom of medical school faculty and staff, residents, fellows, program directors, and national subject matter experts through the Careers in Medicine (CiM) program.
Tapping into this collective wisdom and career resources tailored for physicians-in-training will help you maximize your likelihood of making career and life decisions that leave you happy and satisfied as well as successfully landing a residency position in your desired specialty.
Find your Fit with the Careers in Medicine Program
A quick overview of the CiM program.
This video includes a brief overview of CiM and a website tour.
Get started with CiM
Ready to dive in to all CiM has to offer? We can point you in the most efficient and effective direction.
The research behind the program
Learn about the research and well-studied academic theories that are the foundation of the CiM program.
How medical students chose their specialty
A common misperception -- within the medical profession and, more broadly, in our society -- believe medical students, residents, and fellows aim to practice in (sub)specialties that pay the most. However, research shows that this is decidedly untrue.
Why explore specialties early in med school?
Some students rush to identify their specialty as soon as possible. Others wait for their specialty to be "revealed" to them during their clinical rotations. Here's where to focus your attention instead and why you should start early in med school.