Career Planning Meetings: Choosing a Discipline

Medical students meet with a faculty memberFor some medical students, choosing a career path to follow after medical school is daunting.  Second semester juniors are encouraged to self-assess for likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses, and general aptitudes.  They are provided with access to the AAMC Careers in Medicine website which has links to self-assessment tools. As the junior students are working through the process, clinical departments schedule an informational meeting between the months of January and February. Students are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible. These meetings are designed to help guide the student in their discipline and advisor choice.

Students select their advisors from the list provided by each department of the faculty who are interested and available to perform this important function.

M3 students will receive a faculty advisor form in January.

The Faculty Advisor Form is due to Karen Braswell, Mastin 202, by April 3, 2023.

Click on the link below to review the Faculty Advisor's Information page.

Faculty Advisors Responsibilities

Careers in Medicine Advisor flyer [PDF]

Departmental Meetings

Departmental Meetings for the M3 Class of 2024 are listed below. 
These meetings need to be set up in person or a virtual setting based on the department's choice.
Check the dates below and attend any meetings that may interest you.

Anesthesiology

Contact a Faculty Advisor listed on the department's page link for an individual appointment

Emergency Medicine

Thursday, February 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in Mastin #207 
Students should RSVP to Nikki Reymundo at nrreymundo@health.southalabama.edu or 251-470-1649.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Michael Sternberg, Dr. Richard Garri, Dr. Grace Lagasse, Dr. Ray Maguire, Dr. Carmen Martinez Dr. Christopher Musselwhite and Dr. Walker Plash

Family Medicine

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (In person, lunch provided)
Strada Center 2nd floor - Family Medicine conference room #2100
Students should RSVP by email to Ginny Harris at gharris@health.southalabama.edu no later than Feb. 9, 2023. 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Perkins, Dr. Molokhia, Dr. Pfleeger, Dr. Sollie 

Internal Medicine

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (In person, lunch provided)
Students should RSVP to Shannon Mason by emailing smason@health.southalabama.edu.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Haley BallardDr. Sabrina BessetteDr. Andrew Coronado, Dr. Judy Blair-Elortegui,  Dr. Karen Fagan, Dr. Anna Foust, Dr. Brian FoutyDr. Christopher MalozziDr. Rachel Seaman and Dr. Antwan Hogue 

Combined Internal Med/Peds 

Students can call 251-415-8586 to get more information. 
M4 Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anna FoustDr. Grace Hundley

Neurology

Monday, March 6, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (In person, lunch provided)
Students need to RSVP to Vicky Lim at 251-445-9003 or vsisoutham@health.southalabama.edu one week before meeting. M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. DeesDr. Naritoku

Neurological Surgery

Call any Faculty Advisor for an individual appointment at (251) 665-8290.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in CWEB 1119
Students who RSVP to Heather Glass at (251) 415-1492 will be on the list for the lunch provided.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Nicolette Holliday, Dr. Craig Sherman, Dr. Susan Baker, Dr. Stephen Varner and Dr. Amy Hewes

Orthopaedic Surgery 

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. (In person)
Students should RSVP to Rhonda Smith.
The meeting will in person, and Rhonda will forward more
information to those who RSVP to her at 251-665-8251
or rhondasmith@health.southalabama.edu.

M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Clay Dr. Slaughterbeck and Dr. Madison

Pathology

Contact a Faculty Advisor listed on the department's page for an individual appointment.

Pediatrics

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in CWEB Active Learning Center 1558 (Snacks provided)
Students can RSVP one week before to Mia Coleman at miacoleman@health.southalabama.edu.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Batten, Dr. Gremse, Dr. Crews, Dr. Petty, and Dr. Whitehurst

Psychiatry

Thursday,  January 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (In person)
For more information about this meeting, please RSVP to Regina Molyneux.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. J. Hays ToddDr. Kevin PutintaDr. Finn,  Dr. Sandra Parker , Dr. Luke Engeriser

Radiology 

Contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Sam McQuiston for an appointment.

Surgery

General combined with Surgical Specialties, ENT and Ophthalmology
Monday,  Feb. 6, 2023 at 12:00 noon in Mastin #218 (Lunch provided)
Students need to RSVP to Jenneice White, as lunch will be provided.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Note there is a max limit of 4 students per advisor 

Dr. Andrew BrightDr. Charles Butts, Dr. Tom Capasso, Dr. Annabelle FonsecaDr. Chip Hartin, Dr. John Harrison HowardDr. John Hunter, Dr. Rachel Hunter, Dr. Chris Kinnard, Dr. Bonnie LeeDr. Larry LeeDr. Spencer Liles, Dr. Maryann Mbaka, Dr. Daniel McMahon, Dr. Nathan Polite, Dr. William Richards, Dr. Paul Rider, Dr. Katrina Weaver

Dr. Lee Grimm (limited availability), Dr. Jon Simmons (limited availability)

Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology - Dr. Ron Brooks and Dr. Kelsey McKee

Urology

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 at 8:00 am (In person, breakfast provided)
University Urology at Dauphin 65 on the 4th floor in the conference room.
Please RSVP to Sandi Shaw-Cantrelle at 251-660-5874 or sshaw-cantrelle@health.southalabama.edu.
M4 Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Lorie Fleck, Dr. Christopher Keel