Scientific careers are not like the board game Monopoly. In Monopoly, the rules are clear and it’s relatively easy to succeed; in fact you get $200 just for hanging in there long enough to pass “Go” on your way to the next round. But in science, it often seems there are no definite rules and there’s no guaranteed payoff for advancing to the next training round: Ph.D., postdoc, second postdoc—then what? To succeed in science, you need to have a game plan.
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  • Do you know how you want to practice medicine?
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Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions a medical student will make. And residency positions are increasingly competitive. Careers in Medicine (CiM) is designed to help medical students choose a specialty and residency program, successfully land a residency position, and plan their physician career.

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