- Students are exposed to different specialties during happy hours held throughout the year with faculty from those specialties.
- The associate dean for student affairs meets individually with each first-year student to answer questions and to suggest mentors with similar interests.
- Academic advisors meet individually with their advisees as well.
- Luncheons are held during each organ system-based module to discuss careers in specialties related to that organ system.
- Students get to “try on” different specialties as they do clinical rotations. This gives them a good idea of what the “culture” of the specialty is like and helps them figure out what aspects of a medical practice they want in their own careers and what they do not want.
- Subinternships help students refine their career choices.
- Residency information dinners bring students together with department chairs, residency program directors and chief residents to answer questions about the residency application process and life in that specialty.
- Students meet individually with their academic advisors to write the dean's letter.
- In the fall of the fourth year, the Director of Student Programs will schedule practice interviews for all students who want feedback on their interview skills and style.