Medical Specialties Career Information

Specialty Information Guide:

Medical Specialties Guide

How Program Directors Select Residents

Physician Compensation Ranges

Residency Program / NRMP Match Data

Specialties Information Series

A yearly introductory lecture series for Year 2 students. This page includes slides, handouts and video of the most recent lectures.

Shadow a Physician Program

First and second year medical students are invited to personally explore the various specialties of medicine and surgery through an opportunity to shadow a physician in that specialty. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please complete our short online form or download the form (pdf) to print and mail in. Once we receive your information we will send you the contact information of a physician for you to connect with to arrange your shadowing day(s).

AAMC Careers in Medicine Web Site

This site provide tools to help you with the complete career planning process from the initial self-assessment phase through ranking, transitioning into residency and obtaining licensure.

There are both public pages and a password-protected area for access to the full program (student code available to UM med students by e-mailing Scott Davenport at The site will allow you to take Personal Career Assessments online, store your results in a Personal Profile for future use and perform interactive Decision-Making exercises.

Note: "Careers in Medicine" was formerly named "MedCAREERS".

Introduction to Careers in Medicine (pdf)
(2004 Slides presentation by Helene Horwitz)

Faculty Advisors for Medical Careers

Faculty Advisors webpage


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