Medical Student Affairs Career Development Program

The medical student affairs career development team is available to provide professional development opportunities and guide students through exploring specialty options. In addition to lead advisors, students are able to interact with the career development team during all phases of medical school for career coaching and support.

Learn about the Medical Student Affairs Career Development Program

Medical student affairs’ comprehensive career development program is formalized and integrated into all four years of the curriculum at all nine campuses.

This program follows the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) four-phase process and learning objectives:

  • Understand yourself: Engage in activities including but not limited to self-assessments in order to identify career goals and career options.
  • Explore your options: Critically explore specialties to narrow focus around specific career options.
  • Choose your specialty: Identify specialty preference and career mentor
  • Prepare for residency: participate in professional development activities that enhance readiness for residency.

The phases of the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) paradigm are applied over the three phases of the IU School of Medicine medical student curriculum. Students may request a specialty-specific career mentor at any stage of the process.