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Career Mentors

Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions a medical student will make. When you have chosen your specialty, a career mentor will help you plan and prepare to match in that area of medicine.

Career mentors are role models and can help you acculturate into your selected specialty. Your career mentor will:

  • Provide holistic mentorship with a focus on specialty career exploration

  • Offer perspectives in navigating the application process in your specialty

  • Review your CV and personal statement

  • Provide letters of recommendation

  • Share advice regarding your competitiveness in the specialty

Explore career mentor discussions points by year

Request a career mentor

When you have chosen your specialty, request a career mentor.

If you are deciding between two specialties in your third year, request a mentor in each specialty to ensure you are competitive for both.

Career Mentor Request Form

What is the career mentoring program?

Medical Student Education has developed a comprehensive career mentoring program that is formalized and integrated into all four years of the curriculum at all nine campuses. The career mentoring plan follows the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) paradigm of a four phase process: 1) Understand Yourself, 2) Explore your Options, 3) Choose your Specialty, 4) Prepare for Residency.

The phases of the AAMC Careers in Medicine paradigm are applied over the three phases of the IU School of Medicine curriculum. Students may request a specialty specific career mentor at any stage of the process.