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 21, 2019.

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 2020 are scheduled for Jan. & Feb. 2019.  
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. 

Anesthesiology

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

Emergency Medicine

Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 2:00 pm
Location: USA MC 10th floor Suite M 

Family Medicine

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Location: Strada Center 2nd floor FMC conference room 
Lunch Provided: RSVP by Feb 1, 2019 to Ginny Harris, (251) 434-3486
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Butts-Wilkerson, Dr. Sollie, Dr. Molokhia, Dr. Perkins, Dr. Trimmier

Internal Medicine

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Location: USA MC 10th floor Eichold Room
Lunch Provided: RSVP by by February 4, 2019 to Sheryl Pesnel, (251) 471-7891
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Haley BallardDr. Sabrina BessetteDr. Judy Blair-ElorteguiDr. Errol CrookDr. Karen FaganDr. Brian FoutyDr. TJ HundleyDr. Christopher MalozziDr. Alana SchilthuisDr. Rachel Seaman , Dr. Antwan Hogue 

Combined Internal Med/Peds 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:30 am
Location: Peds Conference Room #1521 (CWEB1)
Lunch Provided: RSVP to LaTasha Williams (251) 415-1087 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Grace Hundley

Neurology

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:30am
Location: Atlantis Room C-web
Lunch Provided: RSVP 1 week before to Heather Glass (251) 415-1492 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Nicolette Holliday, Dr. Craig Sherman, Dr. Susan Baker, Dr. Stephen Varner and Dr. Amy Hewes

Orthopaedic Surgery 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Location: Strada Conference Center
RSVP: Please RSVP one week before the date to Rhonda Smith at RhondaSmith@health.southalabama.edu.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Marks, Dr. Brewer & Dr. Jones

Pathology

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Location: Moorer Building - Pathology Library
Lunch Provided: RSVP by by Jan. 30, 2019 to Kathy Cannon (251) 471-7786
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Carter, Dr. Kahn, Dr. Polski, Dr. Roveda

Pediatrics

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm 
Location: Jubilee Room 1526 in CWEB
Please RSVP 1 week in advance by email to Marla Dondasse - mdondasse@health.southalabama.edu 
(251) 415-1014
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Estrada, Dr. Berkow, Dr. Crews, Dr. Petty, and Dr. Gremse

Psychiatry

Wednesday,  January 16, 2019 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, 2019 to Angie McAll, (251) 706-5552
M4 Faculty Advisors: Bogan Brooks, M.D.; Ronald Franks, M.D.; Sandra Parker, M.D.; Luke Engeriser, M.D.

Radiology 

Contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Sam McQuiston for an appointment at mcquiston@health.southalabama.edu.

Surgery

General combined with Surgical Specialties, ENT, Urology & Ophthalmology
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Location: Mastin Professional Building, Room 218
Lunch Provided: RSVP by Feb. 1, 2019 to Jenneice White, (251) 471-7990
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Sid BrevardDr. Ron BrooksDr. Linda DingDr. Lee GrimmDr. Chip HartinDr. John HunterDr. Spencer LilesDr. William RichardsDr. Paul RiderDr. Simmons (Surgery Specialties)