It hardly seems possible, but Phase 3 begins sooner than you think – in fact, February of your MS 3 year. One of the goals of Phase 3 is to explore further your interest in Family Medicine and to begin narrowing down possible residency programs.
One of the best words of advice is to connect early in Phase 3 with a Family Medicine application advisor in our Advisorship program. Faculty members with in depth knowledge of Family Medicine residencies are available to assist with every facet, from application and personal statements to mock interviews. Having an advisor helps take some of the mystery and stress out of this important process.
In addition to securing an advisor, reserve time to attend the Family Medicine Midwest and/or the National Conference. Both venues provide opportunities to meet with residents and faculty from programs of your interest in an informal manner. As previously stated, your registration and meeting costs are covered by our Department.
Definitely revisit the very specific “Match Tips” event. This is timed to give you detailed information about a successful Match. The Match Tips event occurs early each fall and an announcement with details will be sent to the SMPH student body.
Multiple questions frequently arise regarding scheduling of electives, away rotations, and required sub-internships during Phase 3. Check out the informative video designed to help answer questions in this regard.