Choosing a Career

The Columbia-Bassett curriculum is designed to support students in nimbly experiencing varied disciplines, allowing them to select the field most compatible with their interests and goals.  No aspect of medical school is more important than students discovering a wonderful fit as a career.  We support path-finding as follows:

  • Firstly, there are excellent career advising components which Columbia-Bassett students access on the main campus in the same way as their classmates.

  • Students have frequent contact with Cooperstown deans, have a Major Mentor, have longitudinal contact with preceptors, and have sessions during which students challenge each other and faculty challenge students to contemplate their career choices.

  • The ability to understand health care environments helps a great deal – the SLIM Curriculum provides students the insight to recognize a positive career environment when they are presented with one.