Career Planning

A blue infographic of career advising topics for medical students

CWRU Careers in Medicine Program

The Careers in Medicine program is a 4-year structured career planning program. As part of our advising program, it is meant to help you untangle the career planning process and find a career that fits. The program includes:

  • Multiple online tools & assessments to help you through the process
  • Class meetings
  • 1-to-1 meetings with Society Deans
  • Student panels
  • Specialty mentors
  • Career planning and residency preparation meetings-4th year


Career Advising & Planning Resources

If you like to plan ahead, check out these comprehensive timelines for all things throughout medical school, to Match Day and beyond. 


Navigating Through Medical School to Residency

Finding your way through medical school, making decisions, and landing a residency can be a big challenge. To help provide some clarity, the Office of Student Affairs works with a dedicated group of senior students every year to curate, update, and publish a website for students, by students. Check out the CaseMed Guide Roadmap to Residency linked below. (single sign-on required)

Visit the Residency Roadmap


Creating and Maintaining a CV

The Curriculum Vitae is an essential document that needs to be maintained throughout a physician's career. Medical students will need to have a CV ready starting in their first year; this will be used for requesting letters of recommendation, applying for scholarships, applying for residency, and more. 

Check out the video below where Geiger Society Dean Dr. Marjorie Greenfield walks you through the CWRU CV template step-by-step.

Download CV Template Word Doc


Residency Application Resources

Applying to residency programs can be a daunting task. Check out the resources below to get started, find helpful information, and get your questions answered.



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