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A. The Careers in Medicine Program
This program, developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is available for all medical students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine for making career and life decisions. Its four-step program was designed to help students understand their options for choosing a specialty and it also provides guidance for applying to a residency program.
The program’s interactive website consists of several self-assessment and decision-making exercises, a timeline that encourages students to keep up with career milestones, descriptions of 135 specialties/sub-specialties, valuable links to conduct on-line research of specialty organizations and publications, and many other useful components.
The Office of Clinical Education employs a “Career Coordinator” to facilitate student interaction with this program, and provides additional career resources to assist student preparation for Internship/Residency Interviews.
B. Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
The Office of Clinical Education implements the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Its purpose is to transmit student credentials (including the Medical School Performance Evaluation Letter, Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts) through the Dean’s Workstation based in the Office of Clinical Education. Workshops and individual consultations are offered to students beginning at the end of the 3rd Year to facilitate their application process to AOA and ACGME Accredited Internship/Residency Programs.