Career Planning > Career Exploration
In this phase, you start to think about and gather information about the specialties that may be of interest to you. You'll need to get more information and contact physicians in the various specialties. By the end of this phase, you'll probably have a better picture of the specialties that attract you the most. While this could be considered a separate phase, it typically overlaps self-assessment and the residency application process.
Specialty information pages
TJU/OSACC Career Planning Booklet
Careers in Medicine Specialty Page
Direct Physician Contact
Clinical Mentors Program
JMC Alumni Programs
Jefferson Clinical Faculty
JMC Residency Directors
JMC Career Day: The Alumni Association of Jefferson Medical College sponsors a two-day event that previews the residency application process and highlights medical specialties. Through presentations and small-group sessions, alumni of Jefferson Medical College discuss their chosen fields of medicine on the first day. On the second day, residents and fellows discuss their perspectives on the match process as well as on their chosen specialties.
Student Professional Societies (University Activities Guide): A student-run organization exists for each clinical specialty. Meetings are held during the academic year to expose students to topics in those fields.
Women in Medicine and Science
The Office for Student Affairs and Career Counseling is available to provide guidance and advice to each student regarding specific steps to career exploration.