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Careers In Medicine

Careers in Medicine (CiM) is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program. This four-phase process will guide you through the elements of career planning, including self-understanding, exploring a variety of medical careers, and finally choosing a specialty to meet your career objectives. Click here to learn more about Careers in Medicine and the four phases of the program. CIM is a circular program. As you complete different aspects of the program and are exposed to different educational experiences, we encourage you to reassess yourself using any and all of the tools available in the program as many times as you like.
Careers in Medicine allow you to get access to an extensive web site with information, tools and resources which will guide you through the entire program. You can:

  1. Learn about making a good specialty choice through informative articles and useful tools
  2. Complete online self-assessments to help you identify your values, interests, skills, personality and practice needs
  3. Maintain your assessment results in a secure, confidential Personal Profile
  4. Review extensive career information for over 100 specialties through the CiM Specialty Pages
  5. Access decision-making tools designed to help you select a specialty and apply to residency programs
  6. View timelines, sample CV's and residency interview questions to help you in applying to residency programs.

Students must register to begin using the password-protected Web site.

AAMC Careers in Medicine
Log in to access self-assessment, specialty information, and other resources for students

What is Careers In Medicine?
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A career planning program that helps you manage your career, explore your options, choose a specialty, select and apply to residency, and make decision.  It is a 4-step process which will guide you through the elements of career planning.  It provides you with tools for self-assessment, specialty exploration, decision-making information, and residency/match information.
How do I get a token?
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To access CIM, you need a token, which is a one-time access code.  You must get this token from your CIM liaison.  Please email your request to Angela Bacon, M.S., Academic Skills and Career Development Advisor.
What if I forgot my password/username?
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Click on 'forgot your password?/forgot your username?'

 

Careers in Medicine http://www.aamc.org/students/cim/

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