Career Advising

Career Advising

  • Career advising, strategic schedule planning, and interviewing advice is provided to students in order to most effectively obtain a successful residency match.

As students approach the clinical years of medical school, they have access to Advanced Career Advisors (ACA) whose expertise is residency selection and application. Once established, this advisory relationship exists for the duration of the residency application and the National Residency Match Processes (NRMP). The primary goal of this relationship is to provide students with resources that can help them to most effectively obtain a successful residency match. Thus, the ACAs provide support via:

  • Academic and career advising
  • Strategic schedule planning
  • Interviewing advice, specific to the specialty of choice
  • During the residency selection and application process by:
    • Reviewing the CV, Personal Statement, identifying the Unique Characteristics that will be listed in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter
    • Offering support through the ranking process by reviewing the student’s specialty choices
    • Matching into residency programs.

Career Advisors:

Dr. Anna N. Miller/Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Kristen Hairston/Internal Medicine
Dr. Marcia Wofford/Pediatrics
Dr. Nichole Taylor/Anesthesiology


  • The Office of Student Affairs sponsors small-group and class-wide sessions, as well as online resources, to assist students in assessing their own preferences and evaluating career opportunities.



  • The AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) can help students choose specialties that best fit their attributes, provide details about more than 120 specialty choices, and compare qualifications and programs.  All US MD students receive free access to CiM and can sign up by using their AAMC account that was created when signing up for the MCAT, AMCAS, etc.  Get started now:


Quick Reference

Phone: 336-716-4271
Fax: 336-716-5807


Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm


Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 2nd Floor

475 Vine St.  Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Mailing Address:

Office of Student Affairs
Wake Forest Baptist Health
PO Box 573184
Winston Salem, NC 27157

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