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 1, 2022.

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 2023 are being scheduled for Feb. 1, 2022 thru March 15, 2022.
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.


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

Emergency Medicine

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. (in person) 
Students should RSVP to Lisa Holifield - Meeting will be in Mastin #207
The meeting will be recorded and a virtual zoom link available. 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Michael Sternberg, Dr. Richard Garri, Dr. Sarathi Kalra, Dr. Blake Briggs, Dr. Grace Lagasse Dr. Ray Maguire Dr. Carmen Martinez and Dr. Walker Plash 

Family Medicine

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (in person)
Strada Center 2nd floor - Family Medicine conference room #2100
Students should RSVP by email to Ginny Harris to be able to receive a box lunch on their way out at the end of the meeting. RSVP to be added for a boxed lunch no later than Feb. 7, 2022.
The meeting will be recorded and a virtual zoom link available. 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Molokhia, Dr. Perkins, Dr. Pfleeger, Dr. Sollie and Dr. Trimmier

Internal Medicine

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (virtual)
Virtual link will be emailed to students who RSVP to by emailing Linda Ching
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Haley BallardDr. Sabrina BessetteDr. Judy Blair-ElorteguiDr. Errol Crook,  Dr. Karen FaganDr. Brian FoutyDr. Christopher MalozziDr. Rachel Seaman and Dr. Antwan Hogue 

Combined Internal Med/Peds 

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (virtual)
Students who RSVP to Marley Harris or call her 251-415-8586 will receive the meeting information link. 
M4 Faculty Advisor: Dr. Grace Hundley


Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. (virtual)
Students who RSVP to Vicky Lim by email will receive meeting link information. 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. DeesDr. Naritoku

Neurological Surgery

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

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. (virtual)
Students who RSVP to Heather Glass (251) 415-1492 will receive meeting information link.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Nicolette Holliday, Dr. Craig Sherman, Dr. Susan Baker, Dr. Stephen Varner and Dr. Amy Hewes

Orthopaedic Surgery 

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (in person)
Strada Center 1st floor Conference Center. Students should RSVP to Rhonda Smith
The meeting will be recorded and a virtual zoom link available. 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Brewer, Dr. Clay Dr. Slaughterbeck and Dr. Madison


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


Friday, February 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (in person)
In person meeting at the Strada Center 1st floor Conference Center #1101
The meeting will be recorded and a virtual zoom link available. 
Students can RSVP to Dominic Barnett .
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Batten, Dr. Gremse, Dr. Crews, Dr. Petty, and Dr. Whitehurst


Friday,  February 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (virtual)
Virtual link will be email to students who RSVP to Regina Molyneux
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Finn, Dr. Lori LowthertDr. Sandra Parker , Dr. Luke Engeriser


Contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Sam McQuiston for an appointment.


General combined with Surgical Specialties, ENT, Urology and Ophthalmology
Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (virtual)
Students who RSVP to Jenneice White will receive the meeting information link.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Note there is a max limit of 4 students per advisor 

Dr. Hanna Alemayehu, Dr. Andrew BrightDr. Charles Butts, Dr. Annabelle FonsecaDr. Chip Hartin, Dr. John Harrison HowardDr. John Hunter, Dr. Rachel Hunter, Dr. Chris KinnardDr. Larry LeeDr. Spencer Liles, Dr. Daniel McMahonDr. 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 -  Dr. Lorie Fleck, Dr. Christopher Keel, Dr. William Terry