Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions a medical student will make. The AAMC created a career-planning program to help medical students with identifying career goals, exploring a specialty and practice options, choosing a specialty, and select and apply to residency programs. ASA will offer several workshops throughout the year to help you through this process of discovering a specialty that fits your career goals.
Throughout your clinical education, you will have the opportunity to visit with attendings, residents, and preceptors about career questions.
This advising project will give students the opportunity to meet with a faculty physician in a specialty they are interested in. The student and physician decide when to meet (once each semester) to discuss career goals and the best way to accomplish those goals. Visit the Jager Society Advising page to learn more. Contact Academic and Student Affairs for more information.
Preceptors allow first and second-year medical students to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they are learning in the classroom to real life situations. This clinical experience provides an opportunity for the students to observe, interact, and expand their network of professionals in Wichita. The preceptors provide opportunities for students to interact with a role model on how to become a humanistic physician for the community in which they will serve. These visits also influence students' career decisions and provide opportunities for exploration of specialties.
Individual career counseling sessions are available upon request. Please contact Karen Drake, (316) 293-2603, for more information.
Various interest groups are available to students who are interested in learning more about a particular specialty.
Do you know what specialty suits you best? Are you prepared to make that decision?
KUMC Career Services is specifically designed to help you answer these questions. We can help you with the following:
Make an appointment by visiting the MedConsult portal, by calling 913-588-6580, or in person in Dykes Library - room G011a. Appointments are also available via Adobe Connect.