Career Development

Find Your Place 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 on your career exploration journey. 


Specialty Advisors for Career Exploration (Specialty ACEs)

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

Specialty ACEs
Societies Deans


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

Ophthalmology Interest Group Stidemts

Career and Specialty Interest Groups (CSIGs)

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

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AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM)

CiM is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and apply to a residency program.

CiM Resources
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CV and Personal Statement

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

CV and Personal Statement
Dr. Lee Miller, associate dean of student affairs, congratulates Aloukika Shah on her internal medicine match to UCSF.

Residency Application

We will walk you through the application, interviewing, and ranking processes.

Residency Application

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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