The Careers in Action initiative connects current medical students with community physicians to facilitate discussion regarding postgraduate education and career opportunities. Students have an understanding of why they chose to enter the medical profession but they still need guidance from physicians like you to help them choose a medical specialty that matches their personality, career goals and skills.
Through job shadowing, formal interviews and frank discussions, we encourage you to engage students in self-reflection, interest exploration and careful examination of the positive and negative aspects of each medical specialty they consider.
For those preceptors who become involved in the Careers in Action program, please note the following:
- Job shadowing and interviewing is a non-academic career exploration activity and is not meant to mimic or supplement clinical rotations or electives
- Students may benefit from observing all aspects of your job, including clinic visits, procedure administration, OR time, seminars, administrative tasks, staff meetings, etc.
- Participation as a preceptor is voluntary and no financial compensation will be offered
- Student participation in clinical activities must fall within the guidelines and limitations set forth by the Faculty of Medicine for their respective year. Specific information regarding liability insurance and appropriate clinical activities is detailed in Policies & Procedures Manual: Section 6.1: Students Engaging in Clinical Activities
If you would like to become involved in the Careers in Action program or have any questions, please contact the OSA Program Coordinator for more information.