Residency Advising

Specialty-Specific Group Meetings | Click on specialty for Zoom link | Contact the OSA faculty member if you can not attend for alternative arrangements.

Anesthesiology Advising: Dr. Thom
Video (MP4) - 04.21.22 Session
Dermatology: Dr. Thom / April 20 @ 3:00 PM
Emergency Medicine Advising: Dr. Thom
Video (MP4) - 04.20.22 Session
Internal Medicine: Dr. Allen / April 14 @ 4:00 PM
IM/Peds: Dr. Allen (email Dr. Allen to schedule)
Neurosurgery: Dr. Flaherty (email Dr. Flaherty to schedule (or use Calendly)
Neurology Advising: Dr. Flaherty
Slides (PPT) | Video (MP4) - 04.19.22 Session
OB/GYN Advising: Dr. Thom
Video (MP4) - 04.25.22 Session
Ophthalmology Advising: Dr. Flaherty
Slides (PPT) | Video (MP4) - 04.21.22 Session
Orthopedic Surgery: Dr. Thom
Video (MP4) - 04.26.22 Session
Otolaryngology: Dr. Thom / April 28 @ 4:00 PM
Pediatrics: Dr. Lamos
Video (MP4)
Plastics: Dr. Lamos (email Dr. Lamos to schedule)
PM&R: Dr. Allen (email Dr. Allen to schedule)
Psychiatry Advising: Dr. Flaherty
Slides (PPT) | Video (MP4) - 04.19.22 Session
Rad Oncology: Dr. Thom (email Dr. Thom to schedule)
Radiology: Dr. Lamos
Video (MP4)
Urology Advising: Dr. Flaherty
Slides (PPT) | Video (MP4) - 04.21.22 Session

Residency Advising Meeting

Match and SOAP Prep Workshop: Mar 06, 2023 @4pm | Zoom link
  • Mandatory virtual Workshop
    • Survey to come
    • What to expect that week
    • Review Match data
    • Review FAQ
Residency Advising Meetings will be schedule for May/June/July. Your MSPE writer will contact you to schedule a meeting.

Meeting will discuss: remaining scheduling questions; graduation requirements; residency application; and the following regarding residency applications:
  • How competitive is my specialty?
  • How many programs should I apply to?
  • Which programs should I apply to?
  • Contingency planning
Checklist to be completed prior to your meeting
  • Complete the Career Tab on MedScope and your Preferred Pronouns
  • Review your schedule/graduation requirements
  • Review packet information, included below
  • Review the Residency Application Handbook
The below are NOT required but may be helpful
  • Meet with Departmental Mentors
  • Create a preliminary list of programs of interest
  • Create a CV Draft (CV Tips); we will not go through this at the meeting but can answer specific questions
  • Create a Personal Statement draft; we are happy to review outside the meeting timeframe

SOM23 - MS4 Scheduling Resources

MS4 Scheduling Information

March 23, 2022: The MS4 scheduling process is completed. Additional changes to schedules will use the formal Add/Drop process using the Add/Drop form.

Helpful Links:

Residency Preparation

Milestone Events

  • First Day of School - August 08, 2019
  • White Coat Ceremony - November 1, 2019
  • Student Clinician Ceremony - July 2, 2021
  • Match Day - March 17, 2023
  • Graduation - May 18, 2023
Please note, these event dates may change as needed.

Recommended Laptop Specs

  • Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor
  • 8 GB RAM or higher
  • 250 GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) or higher
  • HD Graphics capabilities
  • Multi-Band Wireless capability
  • Three-Year Warranty or higher
  • Accidental Damage Protection
  • Theft protection insurance/Laptop Recovery Service
  • Windows 10 64-bit or current Mac OS X


All official communication will be broadcast through your class listserv ( Student-run organizations and other university-sponsored information may be sent via this as well. Members of the faculty and school administration are on this listserv also, so please use professional etiquette. Please do not mark any messages you receive from this address as junk or spam; doing this will block all other messages. This listserv is not for personal business. If you have any questions about what's acceptable usage, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Graduation Requirements

  • Introduction to Medical School
  • Structure & Development
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Functional Systems
  • Neuroscience
  • Foundations of Research & Critical Thinking - Seminar
  • Foundations of Research & Critical Thinking - Scholarly Project - Waived due to Covid
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1
  • Foundations of Disease
  • Host Defenses & Infectious Diseases
  • Pathophysiology & Therapeutics 1
  • Pathophysiology & Therapeutics 2
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2
  • Core Medicine
  • Core Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine 3
  • 2 Subinternships
  • 6 Electives
    (1 elective or 1 subinternship must be in the Department of Medicine)
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine 4
  • Pass USMLE Step 1
  • Take USMLE Step 2
Last Updated: 08/03/2022