Careers in Medicine (CiM) is an Association of American Medical Colleges(AAMC)-sponsored program designed to assist medical students in career specialty decision-making. The program employs a 4-phase approach that spans the medical student’s entire tenure and includes self-assessment, career exploration, decision-making and implementation. In a small-group setting, faculty facilitators introduce the AAMC’s CiM program and its interactive web site to first year medical students at LSU during the Future Careers in Medicine workshop. The CiM program at LSU, in collaboration with the school’s Student Government Association, has also established a list of clinical faculty advisors in different medical specialties who have specifically dedicated themselves to assisting students in residency and career specialty planning. LSUHSC Mentors is a perfect complement to the CiM program as students can now more easily access faculty participating in the Careers in Medicine agenda as well as other important advisory functions. Finding a Career in Medicine has never been easier!
Visit https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/cim/ and follow the instructions to create a new profile using your AAMC username and password. Dr. Fred A. Lopez, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, is the AAMC CiM liaison for the LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (504) 568-4874.