Advising

Community building: The academy system is the cornerstone of the Medical School's advising program.Community building: The academy system is the cornerstone of the Medical School's advising program.The academy system provides the framework for career, personal, and academic advising at the Medical School.  Academies consist of students from all four years of medical school, a full-time director and coordinator, as well as three faculty career advisers. These smaller learning communities provide students with a home base across all four years of their medical education and allows for more meaningful interaction with faculty and other advisers.

Career Advising

Career advising, which is built on the AAMC-based Careers in Medicine Program, begins in Year 1 with a series of specialty-specific panels designed to provide information early in medical training. Career advising continues through Year 2 with a combination of Doctoring Course activities and academy-specific initiatives. In Year 3, students are assigned a faculty member in his or her specialty of interest; this faculty member mentors the student through the residency match process.