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Career Advising

The College of Medicine assists students throughout all 4 years in choosing a medical specialty. Career counseling begins the first year of medical school, consisting of presentations by various student organizations, specialty interest groups, and the mentoring program pairing matriculating students with upper-class men and women. Programs have been designed to help students with academic decisions, provide guidance about professional behavior and career choices and in general, help students in the process of becoming physicians.  

Career Advising at OU

Coursework Student Affairs Interest Groups Online Resources
Clinician Intros (MS1 & MS2) Guide to the Match Workshop Series (MS1-4) Skills and other workshops AAMC Careers in Medicine
Clerkships & Selectives (MS3) Career Advising and Mentor Program (CAMP) (MS3) Post-Match Meeting OU College of Medicine Website: Career Advising and The Match tabs
Sub-Internships (MS4) Mock Residency Interviews Research Liaisons Texas STAR and Residency Explorer
Clinical Electives (MS4) Individual meeting with OSA Deans Faculty Networking (Departmental Contacts) NRMP Data/Charting Outcomes in the Match
Away Rotations (MS4) Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) Shadowing and Volunteering ERAS Instruction Guides and Videos on AAMC website
  • Specialty Guides: OU College of Medicine students can login to review specialty-specific guidance provided by OU College of Medicine faculty. Specialty Guides provide contact information for each specialty, suggestions about research, applying to the Match, and more.
  • Choosing a Career: Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions a student makes. AAMC Careers in medicine uses a 4-step framework to help navigate this framework.
  • Shadowing and Mentoring : Exploring medical specialties and making connections early in medical school is a key component of career exploration.
  • Research and Volunteering: Participating in extracurricular activities such as research and volunteering can help students learn about their interests and make connections.
  • Resources: There is a wealth of online information and resources for students as they navigate specialty selection. On this webpage, students will find both national resources and resources created by Student Affairs.

OUr Story


OUr Story is a podcast created by OU College of Medicine students and faculty. Topics include mental health, healthy romantic relationships in medical school, tips for Couples Match, choosing between specialties and overcoming failure.

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