From the first day of enrollment, the office of student affairs (OSA), aided by a large group of specialty advisors and department chairs, assists students in beginning to mold careers as physicians. Whether the goal is to be a generalist or specialist, hospital- or community-based, research- or practice-oriented physician, the OSA provides support and guidance. Some students will have planned a career path before applying to medical school; most will have no idea what they want to do with their medical education; many may change direction based on their medical school experiences and the physicians they meet who become their role models. There are multiple people involved in the guidance of students as they choose from almost limitless electives available in the fourth year, both nationally and abroad.
Our Career Advising Program helps all students create a rich and varied experience with many guideposts along the way.