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 M4 Faculty Advisor Form is due to Karen Braswell, Mastin 202, by March 29, 2024.

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 2025 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.


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

Emergency Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 1 p.m. in Mastin #302 
Students should RSVP to Nikki Reymundo at or 251-470-1649.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Michael Sternberg, Dr. Richard Garri, Dr. Grace Lagasse,  Dr. Carmen Martinez Dr. Christopher Musselwhite and Dr. Walker Plash

Family Medicine

Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 12 p.m. (In person. Lunch provided.)
2419 Gordon Smith Drive om the bottom floor - details given when students RSVP 
Students should RSVP by 2/8/2024 to Ginny Harris at 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Perkins, Dr. Molokhia, Dr. Pfleeger, Dr. Sollie & Dr. Jefferson

Internal Medicine

Monday, February 26, 2024, at 12 p.m. in Mastin 218 (Lunch provided.)
Students should RSVP to Megan Thompson by emailing
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 

Friday, February 9, 2024, at 12 p.m. in CWEB - Room 1109
Students should RSVP to Marla Dondasse at or 251-415-8586 for more information. 
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Anna Foust & Dr. Grace Hundley


Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. (In person. Lunch provided.)
Students need to RSVP to Vicky Lim at 251-445-9003 or 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

Friday, February 16, 2024, at 12 p.m. in the Atlantis Room in CWEB
Students who RSVP by 2/10/2024 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. Stephen Varner, Dr. William Perez, Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce and Dr. Amy Hewes

Orthopaedic Surgery 

Friday, February 9, 2024, at 9 a.m. in the Strada first floor conference center
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
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. BrewerDr. Clay and Dr. Madison


Medical students should reach out to Bettina Kelson at or 251-471-7786.
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Thuy Phung, Dr. Osama Elkadi, Dr. Jacek Polski


Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 1 p.m. in Active Learning Center Room #1558 - CWEB 1.5. (Light refreshments.)
Students can RSVP one week before to Mia Coleman at
M4 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Batten, Dr. Gremse, Dr. Crews, Dr. Petty, Dr. Rowell 


Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 11 a.m. at BayView, 1015 Montlimar Drive, Suite A210 
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


Contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Sam McQuiston for an appointment.


General combined with Surgical Specialties, ENT and Ophthalmology
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 1 p.m. in Mastin #218 (Pizza 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. 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. Lee Grimm (limited availability), Dr. Jon Simmons (limited availability)

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


Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 8 a.m. (In person. Breakfast provided.)
University Urology at 3290 Dauphin Street - Dauphin 65 on the 4th floor in the conference room.
Please RSVP by Feb 1st to Sandi Shaw-Cantrelle at 251-660-5874 or
M4 Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Lorie Fleck, Dr. Christopher Keel