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Career Advising

Do you know what kind of doctor you want to be? Do you want to practice primary or general care or do you want to specialize in a particular area of medicine? Do you want to be involved in direct patient care or be the doctor’s doctor who provides the analyses and findings needed to make the final diagnosis? These are just a few of the questions that you confront as you learn about the various medical specialties.

Our Career Advising Office will help equip our student doctors with the tools and knowledge to help them discover the most appropriate specialty choice. Here is a sampling of services available to you as a medical student at Ohio State:

  • Careers in Medicine – Maximize your usage of this AAMC resource for self-evaluation and to explore career options. CiM is also an excellent resource for residency application advice
  • Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator assessments available at no cost. Personal interpretations and applications provided by private appointment.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) and personal statement review for residency applications or other needs. Email or call for an appointment.
  • Career Fair. Med 1 Students -- an informal introduction to clinical departments.
  • Summer Educational and Research Opportunities -- coordinate and post results of an internet and local search for educational and research positions. We also refer students to our Office of Global Health for international experiences.
  • Residency Match Program Support and Instruction: Military, San Francisco, American Urological Association, National Residency Match Program (NRMP)
  • Scheduling Advice to optimize career specialty selection and to strengthen residency application.
  • Residency Transition Assistance

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