Career Planning > Self-Assessment
The first step in career planning is a formal assessment of certain categories of personal information such as your values, interests, skills, environmental factors, personality, and financial situation. This appraisal will help establish a baseline for your current situation in regard to career choices. While this is the first step, self-assessment is an ongoing process as many of the above factors may change during your medical school career.
Careers in Medicine
This career-planning program is designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program. It is a four-phase process that will guide you through the elements of career planning, including self-understanding, exploring a variety of medical careers, and, finally, choosing a specialty to meet your career objectives. The self-assessment page of Careers in Medicine is designed to assist you in the evaluation of important personal information that need to be considered in a career choice. This page can be accessed once you log in to the Careers in Medicine Website.
The Office for Student Affairs and Career Counseling is available to provide individualized guidance in the self-assessment process. In addition, workshops will be provided to assist in this process.