College of Medicine and Life Sciences - Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

Medical Student Career Advising

students-peer advisingThe Office of Student Affairs at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UTCOMLS) is your hub for career and residency advising!

We are responsible for small- and large-group career planning programming as well as individual, one-on-one counseling. UTCOMLS' systematic approach to career advising and residency counseling spans all four years of medical school. Programming begins with M1 orientation and lasts through graduation, tailored to critical junctures and transitions over the course of your medical school career.

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Starting in year one, medical students will attend a 1:1 career advising appointment with student affairs to review their Career Action Plan, which is a roadmap for their medical school career. Students bring in a completed plan, along with their current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and discuss possible career pathways as well as opportunities at UT that will help them reach their long-term career goals.

Throughout a student's time in medical school there will be a multitude of career advising resources and opportunities offered; all based on the needs of each class. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to designing career advising programming that helps students in building their roadmap to residency.

Career Exploration & Advising

  • Career Advising and Exploration Course:  August - May
  • Mandatory PATH Sessions:  August - April 
  • M1 Mandatory CV Review appointments:  October - December 
  • 4th-Year Student Perspective on Match (Post-Match):  March
  • AMA Specialty Dating

  • PATH Sessions:  August - December
  • Optional CV Reviews:  October - November
  • Step One Orientation: October
  • 4th-Year Student Perspective on Match (Post-Match):  March

  • Career Advising Program/Advisor Sign-up:  May - June
  • Residency Application Process (RAP) - Lite/Fourth-Year Orientation:  November
  • Career Action Plan:  January - April
  • 1:1 Optional CV Review with OSA:  January - April
  • 1:1 Mandatory Career Advising Session:  January - April
  • 4th-Year Student Perspective on Match (Post-Match):  March

  • Residency Application Process (RAP) Session:  July
  • Interview Workshop:  August
  • Etiquette Dinner:  September
  • Mock Interviews:  September - October

Last Updated: 3/10/22