For the first time, the UT Graduate School of Medicine offered Residency Exploration Days seminars and the Capstone Course to UT Health Science Center medical students.
Residency Explorations Days gave residency program directors and residents from each UT Graduate School of Medicine program the opportunity to meet with medical students, introduce each of the programs, and discuss life as a resident and practicing physician within each specialty.
Although a similar presentation is available to medical students at the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis, this was the first time "Residency Exploration Days" was available on the Knoxville COM campus.
Medical residencies available at the UT Graduate School of Medicine are Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Transitional Year, and Urology. Medical students said the meetings were helpful for learning more about the available residency programs. Allan Hamilton said, "I have rotated through a lot of the programs as an M3, so I knew a lot about Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and OB. I am interested in Pathology, though, so I did enjoy having a Pathology resident coming and talking about the program - a typical day, different opportunities, etc."
Medical students also got to participate in UTGSM's first Capstone Course. This class is designed to provide simulations of some of the major factors that residents are likely to encounter when they begin residency and ensure residents reap the rewards of a career in medicine.
Posted April 14, 2015
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