Find Your Career in Medicine
Support and community pave your way to success.

Did you know? There are over 135 specialties and subspecialties in medicine and many different types of practices.

Deciding which specialty to pursue is one of the most important decisions you will make during your time in medical school. It may feel daunting, but the Career Development team and many others at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA are here to help you explore careers in medicine.

Medical school faculty member mentoring students in a career in medicine

Specialty Advisors for Career Exploration

Specialty Advisors for Career Exploration (Specialty ACEs) are faculty members passionate about mentoring students in their specialty.

Ace Specialties
Societies deans support you from medical school to your career in medicine


The four societies at DGSOM provide Individualized guidance and support from your very first day of medical school until you graduate.

Medical school students in the Ophthalmology Interest Group

Career and Specialty Interest Groups (CSIGs)

CSIGs represent some of the 135 specialties and subspecialties that you can pursue through a residency or fellowship.

Career and Specialty Interest Groups
Patient getting ultrasound at the medical school

AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM)

AAMC Careers in Medicine is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and apply to a residency program.

AAMC Careers in Medicine
Medical school students at Geffen Hall patio planning their careers in medicine

CV and Personal Statement

We are here to support you, whether you are just getting started or need help polishing your CV.

Medical Student CV

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Career Development and Well-Being

Aurora Reyes, MAEd
Director for Career Development and Well-Being



Mary Ann Triest, EdD
Director for Student Engagement
Student Organizations



Aman Shamim
Program Coordinator