Welcome to the official website for
TCOM Career Development!
Need advice about your specialty choice?
Got a burning question but you're unsure who to ask?
Congrats...you're in the right place!
This web page will serve as the centralized hub for all Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine career development, clinical rotations, career services, and other career or residency (graduate medical education) related information. We hope this one-stop shop will make your lives just a little bit easier! Do you have suggestions for additional information or resources? If so, please contact Eryn Loney. We want to hear from you...this is your spot for centralized career development resources!
Year One Checklist
- Concentrate on doing well in ALL of your classes
- Eryn Loney meets with Advisory Colleges
- Contact the CAP Office for academic tutoring
- Talk to upperclassmen about their experiences
Year Two Checklist
- Continue to do well in your classes
- Contact the CAP Office for board study tips
- Meet with Eryn Loney for CiM lunches
- Read Success on the Wards prior to year three
- Ask Eryn for a token for the AAMC CiM site
- Interested in a competitive specialty? Seek out research projects!
- Start working on your curriculum vitae (CV)
- Attend guest lectures and campus club speaker events
- Do practice questions for the COMLEX 1 exam
- Take the COMLEX 1 exam towards the end of year two (required)
- Take the USMLE 1 exam towards the end of year two (optional)
- Meet with CiM Physician Specialty Advisors
Year Three Checklist
- Mandatory residency counseling for all TCOM students with Eryn Loney
- Begin requesting letters of recommendation for your file
- Re-visit the AAMC CiM site; take the Specialty Indecision Scale
- Use your elective rotation for an "early audition" or sub-specialty
- Attend a conference in your chosen specialty to network
- Attend Residency 100 (prior to winter break)
- Attend the Residency Fair and Residency 101 (early March)
- Begin working on your personal statement (spring)
- Apply for audition rotations in April / May
- Do practice questions for the COMLEX 2 exam
- Take the COMLEX 2 exam at the end of the year (required)
- Take the USMLE 2 exam at the end of the year (optional)
- Participate in your Dean's Letter interview (end of year three)
Year Four Checklist
- Complete your CV and personal statement; have them reviewed early!
- ERAS tokens are distributed by Career Services (June/July)
- Carefully prepare your online ERAS application
- Attend an interviewing workshop to hone your skills
- Apply for residency programs: AOA and/or ACGME
- Go on audition rotations and interviews (be amazing!)
- Complete and submit your rank order list/s
- Sit back and wait (patiently!) for Match Day
New! Once You Match...
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Careers in Medicine (TCOM Office of Educational Programs or OEP) works closely with medical students from matriculation through graduation. Eryn Loney, Director of Career Development, meets with the TCOM Advisory Colleges during year one to present a high level look at the residency application process. During year two, Ms. Loney meets with the second year students for the Careers in Medicine Lunch series (in the fall) to discuss a more detailed look at the residency process (please note, this is a required part of the TCOM curriculum.) During year three, students have mandatory residency counseling with Eryn Loney (on the UNTHSC campus) or Dr. Lisa R. Nash (at remote sites) to discuss strategy, competitiveness, board scores, specialty selection, and programs of interest. During year four, Eryn Loney and Dr. Nash are available to assist you with follow-up residency counseling right up until Match Day.
Ms. Loney is available for CV and personal statement reviews and editing (by appointment only.) Additionally, she is also available to meet with year one and two students for pre-residency counseling...those that wish to discuss what they can do to be more competitive for specific specialties or those that have general concerns and are seeking professional advice. Contact Eryn Loney, MLA, Director of Career Development and TCOM Careers in Medicine Liaison, for assistance or if you have any questions: email@example.com.
Helpful Quick Links
- TCOM Careers in Medicine
- Physician Specialty Advisors
- Residency 101
- CiM Toolbox
- The Matches
- Request a CiM token
- Choosing a Specialty
- Get Started on Your CV
- The Personal Statement
- Graduate Medical Education
- AOA Opportunities (Program Search)
- ACGME (Program Search)
- FREIDA Online (Program Search)
- Charting Outcomes in the Match 2012
- Residency Interviews
- USMLE Score Converter
- New! Educational Permit Letter for WV
The TCOM Office of Clinical Education assists with clinical rotation dates and deadlines, affiliated sites, suggested courses by discipline, important guidelines, housing, orientation schedules, maps, and critical forms. Contact The Office of Clinical Education for assistance.
Helpful Quick Links
- Book List
- Curriculum Requirements
- Third Year Rotations
- Fourth Year Rotations
- Fourth Year Instructions
- International Rotations
- Primary Care Partnership
- Policies and Procedures
- Research Rotation / Elective
Career Services in Student Affairs offers interviewing and etiquette skills, job fairs, career assessment, CV, resume, personal statement and cover letter writing assistance, a career resources library, manages the ERAS process, and recruits speakers for organizations and classes. Contact Jimmy Renfro, MEd, Assistant Director of Career Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren Griffin, MS, Coordinator of Career Services at: email@example.com for guidance and assistance.
Jimmy Renfro and Lauren Griffin are available for CV and personal statement reviews. You will be notified via email that your documents have been received. Please allow up to 3-5 days during peak times for completion of the review and feedback process.
Helpful Quick Links
- ERAS Online Application Process
- Request for Letter of Recommendation Form
- Annual Internship and Residency Fair
- Workshops and Events
- Career Tip of the Week
- Annual Residency Fair
- Student Employment
- TCOM Peer Advisors
TCOM Remote Students
- Residency 101 / Clinical Education
- Residency 101 / Residency Counseling
- Residency 101 / ERAS Instructions
- ERAS Primer (Renfro and Griffin)
- Clinical Education/Rotations (Ziller)
Other Important Offices
- CAP Office (Center for Academic Performance) If you're having difficulty in your classes or are experiencing test taking anxiety, please seek assistance early! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
- Rural Medical Education Schedules differ for ROME scholars; please contact Kim Hankins for assistance: email@example.com.
- UNTHSC Registrar's Office For the most up to date information about your class rank, current GPA, and requesting official transcripts. Please contact Sloan White for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boards Preparation + Study Resources
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