Dear Career Advisor,
I’m thinking about the sort of activities that will set me apart from my cohort once it’s time to start applying for resident jobs. What can I do during med school that will increase my chances of getting invited to interviews?
Medical school is the ideal time to begin preparing a portfolio of evidence to support the application needed for your first medical role.
Here are some steps you can take now to work towards strong applications:
- Build your medical CV. You will need this to present before or after internship, depending on which state or territory you are planning to start working in.
- Look at medical specialty areas and research the necessary requirements so you can consider how these align with your interests and work/study preferences.
- Some medical specialties will require solid research experience. Investigate what is viewed favourably by the specialty colleges of interest and seek out opportunities.
- Start a portfolio of documents that may be needed by internship application bodies and other institutions throughout your career.
Jump online and complete the module, Preparing for Your First Medical Role .
As an AMA student member, you can access this training for FREE.
Contact the AMA Career Service for personalised guidance.
Published: 14 Feb 2020