FAQ and Resources

General Advising

Q) How do I know who my advisees are?
A) Go to your Society's web page, click on Faculty, click on your name.  An updated list of names and contact information for your advisees should appear.  This information is maintained by the Office of Student Affairs.  

Q) What am I expected to discuss with my advisees?
A) You should focus on talking to your advisees about how they are doing and how their studies are progressing. There are no required subjects of discussion, though suggested questions are available from the Office of Student Affairs.

Q) What resources are available for students having academic difficulty?
A) Counseling and Educational Support Services offer many services as well as assistance from Learning Specialists.

Q) How do I help a student in crisis or in need of counseling?
A) Counseling and Educational Support Services offers psychological and psychiatric services. 

 


 

M1 Advising

Q) What is the first year calendar?
A) M1 Calendar

Q) What is the curriculum for year one?
A) Phase I curriculum  

Q) What summer opportunities are available for students after first year?
A) M1 summer opportunities. Most have deadlines near the start of the calendar year. 

 

M2 Advising

Q) What is the first year calendar?
A) M2 Calendar

Q) What is the curriculum for year one?
A) Phase I curriculum  

Q) Where are resources on research, fellowships, and externships?
A) Research, fellowship, and externship opportunities.

Q) What information is available about Step 1?
A) KU SOM's begins the formal address of Step 1 preparation in December. KU SOM's Step 1 Pathways to Success Calendar and Step 1 Preparation Resources

 

M3 Advising

Q) What are the rotations and calendar for Year 3?
A) The Phase II curriculum and M3 Calendar are available online 

Q) Where can students get information about international opportunities?
A) Students should contact the Office of International Programs directly.  

Q) What advice is available for Curriculum Vitae?
A) How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae document and powerpoint.

Q) Where can I find details on rural medical education?
A) The Office of Rural Medical Education has full details on opportunities available to students in each year of medical school.  

 

M4 Advising

Q) What is the calendar and curriculum for Year 4?
A) The Phase II curriculum and M4 calendar are available online.  

Q) How do students arrange their rural preceptorship?
A) Contact the Office of Rural Medical Education 

Q) What advice is available for putting together a residency application?
A) Extensive resources are available on the Office of Student Affairs website, including information on the timetable for applying, letters of recommendation, the personal statement, and more. Students may also utilize the KUMC Writing Center.

Q) What resources are there for preparing for residency interviews?
A) OSA offers tips, Counseling and Education Support Services offers mock interviews.

Q) How should students select a specialty?
A) AAMC's Careers in Medicine. Contact OSA's Valerie Poulson for login information.  

Q) What are Residency Directors looking for in an applicant?
A) The National Residency Matching Programs provides extensive reports on past year's match results, including Reports of the 2012 NRMP Program Director Survey and Charting Outcomes in the Match.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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