Career Advising and Planning

Welcome to Career Advising at MCOM

As a future osteopathic physician, you are embarking on a fulfilling and impactful journey. At MCOM, we understand that the journey to becoming a physician is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's also about shaping your future career path in medicine. We are dedicated to fostering your personal and professional growth, ensuring that you are well-prepared to excel in the rapidly evolving world of medicine.

Through personalized one-on-one career counseling sessions, workshops, networking events, and access to a wealth of career information, we will offer you the support you need to pursue a rewarding career in the field of osteopathic medicine. The road to residency is a developmental process that involves four key phases:

  • Understanding Yourself
  • Exploring Options
  • Choosing a Specialty
  • Preparing for residency

MCOM career advisors offer a holistic approach towards helping students prepare for fulfilling careers in osteopathic medicine. Career advisors work collaboratively with students to answer questions and concerns regarding the career decision-making process. Career-specific programing and individualized career counseling sessions help students understand their own preferences and interests, learn about the 160+ specialties, and create and build CVs in their pre-clinical years, and, during clinical years, understand competitiveness for specialties, prepare for audition externships, interviews, and residency. Students will have access to a site with useful career resources, including a roadmap outlining important steps to take each year as they prepare for residency and work toward achieving their professional goals.

Reach out with career questions or schedule an appointment today!

Tammi Watson

Tammi Watson, M.S.
Career and Professional Development Counselor
Rocky Vista University Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine

Current students may schedule an appointment here

Helpful Resources

Become an Osteopathic Medical Doctor | AACOM

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