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Third Year Programs

As students return from completion of Step 1 and the first half of their medical school career, they begin a new transition to full time patient care. While this is a time of excitement for many, there are certain areas of stress and uncertainty that come along with being on the front lines of patient care. During the third year students are exposed to a number of different specialty areas within Medicine. By the end of third year, students are asked to narrow their choices down as they prepare for residency applications.

Programs available for third year students include:

  • Expectations for the Second 100 Weeks: Calendar, Specialty Choice & Preparation for RIA (hosted with Associate Dean for Second 100 Weeks, Academic Success, Respectful Culture & Career Advisement)
  • How to Plan a Fourth Year Schedule (hosted with Associate Dean for Second 100 Weeks)
  • Faculty Council Career Nights (hosted with Faculty Affairs)
  • Preparing for Residency, Part 1: Fourth Year Schedules, CVs and Honors (hosted with Associate Deans for Second 100 Weeks & Career Advisement)
  • Are the Acronyms for You? (LORs, VSAS, AWAYS, ERAS) (hosted with Faculty Affairs)
  • Departmental Advisors: How They Can Help
  • Preparing for Residency. Part 2: MSPE, Personal Statements, Step 2 (hosted with Associate Deans for Second 100 Weeks & Career Advisement)
  • Student Panel: Pearls of Wisdom
  • Preparing for Residency. Part 3: ERAS & Couples Matching (hosted with Associate Deans for Second 100 Weeks & Career Advisement)