Career Connections

M1 Career Connections: Understanding Yourself

Exercises on the Careers in Medicine® (CiM®) website and discussion with your faculty advisor are the first steps.

Suggestions for Career Planning

  • Use your community preceptor for additional advice;
  • Go to Student Interest Group sessions;
  • Shadow physicians when given the opportunity (ask your Faculty Mentor for assistance)
  • Visit COM Student Affairs Website
  • Take advantage of Alumni Panels

Year 1 Timeline

Timeline Activities and Tasks

July / August

(Before school starts)

Register for AAMC Careers in Medicine; complete the following exercises  (available 1 August):

(Remember to print the results and bring them with you to your first faculty/peer mentor meeting!)


NSO Week

Introduction to Faculty Mentor and peer group;
schedule first session time with faculty/peer mentor group.

September / October

First Faculty Mentor Session

Review profiles and discuss

Mid October

Match 101 Session with Dean of Student Affairs -Overview of residency application and match process

Summer Between M1/M2 Year Timeline

  • Use wisely if considering a competitive specialty
  • Visit COM Student Research page for Research opportunities 
  • Work/Shadow/Volunteer
  • International Service
  • No reason why you shouldn't just kick back and enjoy yourself. You deserve it. But, recognize that nation-wide students at UT and elsewhere are working to improve their profile for residency application.
Timeline Activities and Tasks

Late October

Speed-dating session held by Memphis Medical Society - Discuss specialty specifics with Memphis area physicians


Match 102 Session with Dean of Student Affairs -Your professional profile

February / March

Second Faculty Mentor Session;

Discuss career thoughts, preceptor experiences & summer plans


Alternative Career Session with non-traditional medical fields

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Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5684
Fax: (901) 448-7085 

Associate Dean:
Susan C. Brewer, M.D.

Executive Dean:
Steve J. Schwab, M.D.