Career Counseling & Residency Planning


The overall objective of this career counseling/residency planning web page is to provide you with information and resources that will assist you in making good, individualized career choices and in navigating the residency match process successfully.  Student Affairs Deans are available for personal counseling. In addition to individualized counseling, the Office of Student Affairs uses the AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) career planning program in assisting you to choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program.

With so many specialty choices available to you and with events related to career planning beginning almost immediately after the start of first-year classes, the processes of gathering information (about yourself and about specialties) and considering options cannot begin too early.  In order to help guide you through these processes, the web page is organized into the following three sections:


This section provides a continuously updated list of events that you may find interesting and useful as they plan for their future careers.  This list will also be posted on the Student Affairs Bulletin Board outside of the Student Affairs Office (across from the student mailboxes).

Click Here to view the Career Counseling/Residency Planning Events


This section provides timelines for each semester of the standard, four-year curriculum at RWJMS.  These timelines can serve as general guides, which suggest activities that are appropriate to complete at each stage of training.

Click Here to view the Career Counseling/Residency Planning Timelines


This section provides a multitude of resources - both inside and outside of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - to help guide you in planning careers and in applying for residencies.  This section is further subdivided into the categories outlined below. 

*"Career Counseling/Residency Planning Resources" provides more specific and detailed information (i.e., a separate timeline and other resources) for each step of the residency application and matching processes, which begin at the end of the third year.

Click Here to view the Career Counseling/Residency Planning Resources


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