Passion is your life juice and, without it, expect a very bland existence- Myrza Sison
The Careers in Medicine (CIM) program is a valuable tool in assisting students in residency exploration. During the first year, students complete the CIM assessments; the results of these assessments provides a platform to grow from. Even though students shouldn’t feel pressured to know what specialty they are interested in at this point of their medical school journey, this data provides a base to work from and to discuss the nuances about each specialty during their advisement appointment. CIM also provides information about all specialties such as competitiveness, length of training, ideal board scores, salary, etc.
Workshops are provided throughout the year to teach students how to utilize the CIM website and its resources. Students that attend the workshops are invited to the exclusive Speaker Series Events in which they are exposed to multiple specialties at one time. This will ultimately provide students with a holistic perspective and early exposure to assist in deciding which specialties they are truly interested in. Furthermore, the speaker series are intended to provide networking opportunities as well. We hope that the wisdom and life experiences of our guest speakers will guide our students to a specialty that will “fit” them best. By devoting time by exploring the CIM website, attending the CIM workshops and speaker series, students will be better prepared not only for their advising appointments, but be better informed about residency.