Career Development



Student Affairs offers Career Development throughout each year of your medical education at OUWB. This is in the form of online resources, in-person and recorded workshops, individual advising, and hands-on experiential learning opportunities with clinical faculty members. Take a look below to see these services described, as well as an overview of what to expect for each year, M1-M4!

Career Exploration Series

Workshops lead by OUWB Student Affairs on various career development topics, mapped to the AAMC Careers in Medicine Model: “Understand, Explore, Choose a Specialty, Land a Residency”.

Advising Meetings

Individual career counseling meetings facilitated by OUWB Student Affairs Career Advisers intended to provide guidance and support throughout your OUWB journey.

Physician Observerships

OUWB students have the ability to observe Beaumont Health Physicians to gain experience and exposure to potential career options.

Internships & Research Opportunities

Student Affairs sources and aggregates internship and research opportunities for students, specifically for M1s to pursue during the Summer following their M1 year. Additionally, opportunities for all students M1-M4 are shared through our online platform “MedSync” on a rolling basis, as opportunities become available.

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Career Development by Year

Fall Semester
M1
  • Career Exploration Series: Careers in Medicine Assessments
  • CV Writing
  • Internships/Summer
  • Advising Meetings: "Summer Planning"
M2
  • Career Exploration Series: Charting Outcomes Review
  • Student Involvement & Residency
  • Advising Meetings: "Specialties of Interest"
M3
  • Career Exploration Series: Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)
  • Planning the M4 Year
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation
  • Advising Meetings: "Specialty Choice"
M4
  • Career Exploration Series: Residency Interviewing
  • NRMP/Matching
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Advising Meetings: "Mock Interviews"
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Winter Semester
M1
  • Career Exploration Series: Values in a Career in Medicine
  • Advising Meetings: "Summer Planning"
M2
  • Career Exploration Series: Exploring Specialties
  • Advising Meetings: "Making the Most of Your Clerkships"
M3
  • Career Exploration Series: Writing the Personal Statement
  • Noteworthy Characteristics
  • Researching Programs
  • Advising Meetings: "Personal Statement/MSPE"; "Applying to Residency"
M4
  • Career Exploration Series: Rank Order List & Match Week
  • Advising Meetings: "Rank Order List Review"
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