MS2 Timeline

Theme: Preparation

Students entering their second year of medical school will continue the self-exploration and career exploration process initiated in their first year. As this process develops, students should begin to form insights which help narrow their focus.

The items that make up this timeline are therefore centered around a theme of preparation.  The hope is that through these steps, students will begin to narrow their specialty search, and begin brainstorming and constructing components of their residency application.

FALL SEMESTER

  • Continue to engage in clinical and research opportunities
  • Be intentional about setting up informational interviews with specialties you are becoming interested in.
  • Begin cultivating mentor relationships
  • Review how your CliftonStrengths results and CiM results align with specialties you are interested in.
  • Actively participate in activities such as student interest group gatherings, volunteering, student leadership, and electives.
  • Continue attending RealMD lunch sessions
  • Meet with your advisor to continue discussing your professional goals and questions
  • Meet with your RealMD coach to continue discussing your professional goals and questions 

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Attend specialty interest groups and panels
  • Continue to engage in clinical and research opportunities
  • Continue developing mentor relationships and discuss career questions and goals
  • Meet with your advisor for resources on CV
  • Meet with your advisor to plan third-year schedule
  • Actively participate in activities such as Student Interest Group gatherings, volunteering, student leadership, etc.
  • Continue attending RealMD Lunch Sessions
  • Take USMLE Step 1