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 March 23, 2018.

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 2019 are scheduled for Jan. & Feb. 2018.  Check the dates below and attend any meetings that may interest you. If you plan to attend a meeting where lunch is provided, RSVP the contact person listed BEFORE the meeting date. 


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

Emergency Medicine

Monday, January 22, 2018, at 1:30 pm
Location: USA MC 10th floor Suite M 
M4 Faculty Advisors

Family Medicine

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: FMC Conference room 
Lunch Provided: RSVP by Feb 15, 2018 to Stacey Hartman, (251) 434-3484
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Butts-Wilkerson, Dr. McKinley, Dr. Molokhia, Dr. Perkins, Dr. Trimmier

Internal Medicine

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: USA MC 10th floor Eichold Room
Lunch Provided: RSVP by by Jan. 17, 2018 to Sheryl Pesnel, (251) 471-7891
M4 Faculty Advisor List for IM

Combined Internal Med/Peds 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:30 am
Location: Peds Conference Room #1521 (CWEB1)
Lunch Provided: RSVP to Rita Harper (251) 415-1087 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Grace Hundley


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: USA MC 10th floor -Suite F- Neurology Conference Room
Lunch Provided: RSVP to Vicky Lim 5 days before at (251) 445-9003 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Dees, Dr. Naritoku 

Neurological Surgery 

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

Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: Atlantis Room C-web
Lunch Provided: RSVP 1 week before to LaTasha (251) 415-1492 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Nicolette Holliday, Dr. Craig Sherman, Dr. Susan Baker, Dr. Lisa Spiryda, Dr. Stephen Varner and Dr. Amy Hewes

Orthopaedic Surgery 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Location: SPCC Conference Center
RSVP: Please RSVP one week before the date to Rhonda Smith at
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Marks, Dr. Brewer & Dr. Jones


Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: Moorer Building - Pathology Library
Lunch Provided: RSVP by by Jan. 30, 2018 to Kathy Cannon (251) 471-7786
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Carter, Dr. Kahn, Dr. Polski, Dr. Roveda


Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Strada Center Room 1011
Questions: Contact Marla Dondasse (251) 415-1014
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Estrada, Dr. Gremse, Dr. Trimm, Dr. Crews, Dr. Petty and Dr. Goslings


Wednesday,  February 14, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: Group Room 5 at AltaPointe's Bayview Clinic located at 1015 Montlimar Drive - Suite A
Lunch Provided: RSVP by Jan. 10, 2018 to Bayleigh Andrews, (251) 706-5552
M4 Faculty Advisors: Bogan Brooks, M.D.; Ronald Franks, M.D.; Sandra Parker, M.D.; Luke Engeriser, M.D.; Edgar Finn, M.D. 


Contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Sam McQuiston for an appointment at


General combined with Surgical Specialties, ENT, Urology & Ophthalmology
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Location: Mastin Professional Building, Room 218
Lunch Provided: RSVP by Jan. 31, 2018 to Jill Garcia, (251) 471-7990
M4 Faculty Advisor List for Surgery