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4th Year Colleges Advising Calendar/Timeline C.V. info & Samples Personal Statement Well-being info
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You will continue to work with Mary Ann Triest through Year 3 to make your career decision, then you’ll be transitioned over to work with Jason Bergschneider for Year 4.
Our job is to walk you through the application, interviewing, and ranking process step-by-step throughout the year. We begin this process in Year 3 by offering a couple of optional meetings in the fall for you to attend to discuss letters of recommendation, evaluations, the MSPE (dean’s letter), etc. Then, right before the holiday break we’ll have a mandatory meeting for your class where some of that information will be repeated and instructions given for how to begin the process—including an assignment for winter break. This is the time when you’ll receive instructions about how to ask for letters of recommendation and information about where to find forms, etc. When you get back from break you’ll get information about the Colleges and scheduling for the following year at mandatory meetings.
We send regular updates and reminders about the upcoming meetings as the dates approach as well as weekly emails entitled, "Residency Updates from the SAO" which include the latest information, strategies, events, and announcements.
Current 3rd and 4th year students who want more information about the residency application process can check out more information on the Information for 4th Year Student page.
Senior Scholarship Day
The culmination of the College experience (and one of the final requirements to graduate) is Scholarship Day held on the Thursday before match day. Shamar Jones oversees this event and works with seniors and the College Chairs throughout the year in preparation. Each year, a few exceptional senior projects are selected to present at the Oral Plenary Session.
Match Day Celebration
At 9:00AM on the third Friday in March, envelopes are opened across the nation revealing where each senior will pursue their residency training. This exciting event is open to friends and family to attend. Learn more about Match Day at the David Geffen School of Medicine.