Residency Exploration Day

Residency Exploration Day is a half-day event that will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 for the Class of 2014 in the Student Alumni Center (SAC) from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Check-in will be from 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 pm.

After a brief overview and presentation on creating CV's and personal statements by Dr. Owen Phillips, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, students will be given an opportunity to explore the various specialties by meeting with knowledgeable faculty and residents during our "round-robin" sessions, which are designed to give students a chance to ask questions and gain valuable insight regarding such issues as specialty competitiveness, strategy for scheduling electives, and the in's and out's of the application process itself. Since each specialty will be offered multiple times, students can, if they choose, explore more than one specialty. An afternoon snack will be provided.

The second part of this career counseling series, which held in late spring, will be the Strolling Through the Match workshop (STTM). This workshop will introduce students to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application Serivce (ERAS), the two key elements in the preparing for application to residency. Participation in both workshops as well as having utilized the online tools provided by Careers in Medicine, students will be better able to plan for and achieve their professional career goals. Just like Careers in Medicine, attendance for both Workshops is optional, but critical for their successful match into the specialty of choice.

Contact Debbey Hester, by calling 448-5531 or by email at for questions or additional information.

Students are asked to register online using the Student Online Registration Form. Confirmation of registration will be provided once the form has been submitted. A copy of your registration as well as a final program will be provided during the Check-in process.

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Office of Student Affairs

910 Madison Ave, #1031
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.