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 Medicinecomplete 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.
Late October Speed-dating sessionheld by Memphis Medical Society - 
Discuss specialty specifics with Memphis area physicians
January Match 102 Session with Dean of Student Affairs -Your professional profile
February / March Second Faculty Mentor Session;
Discuss career thoughts, preceptor experiences & summer plans
March Alternative Career Session with non-traditional medical fields

Office of Student Affairs

910 Madison Ave, #1043
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5684
Fax: (901) 448-7085

Interim Associate Dean

Susan C. Brewer, M.D.

Executive Dean:
David M. Stern, M.D.