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Career Advising & Mentorship

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.  All first and second year students are assigned faculty mentors, with two mentors serving each module. At students' request, individual mentors can be assigned in the first two years.  In addition, the Office of Student Services publishes the "Student Handbook" which details the activities of the college.


Mentor Program

The Career Advising and Mentoring Program (CAMP), 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 Mentor program pairing matriculating students with both faculty members assigned to modules and upper-class men and women. At the end of their second year or beginning of their third year, all students are assigned or select a clinical faculty advisor in their designated field of specialty. These advisors help students access information about their desired specialty, or make informed decisions about future careers if undecided. Advisors help students create fourth year schedules, apply to residency programs, and prepare for residency interviews.

CAMP Annual Workshops

  • MS1 Careers in Medicine
  • MS2 USMLE preparation workshop
  • MS3 Match preparation workshops
  • MS3 Electives selection
  • MS4 meeting on ERAS and residency applications
  • MS4 Residency Training Director pane

Career Advising Resources

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.

Click the "OUr Story" icon or visit MediaSite to listen!