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Residency & Career Advising

We work hand-in-hand with faculty and students to coordinate a wide range of career and match advising programs throughout the year. Our services range from first-year students through house staff and alumni. If you need help writing your CV or personal statement, completing a residency application, preparing for interviews, or selecting a specialty, we have workshops that can help! Our programs are designed specifically with D.O.s in mind and we aim to provide expert guidance to the physicians of the future.

Getting Ready for the Match

You should start planning for the match process in your third year of medical school. By the time you have completed the majority of your rotations, you likely have a good idea of the specialty in which you are interested, which should help make for a smoother application process.

RowanSOM students who have questions regarding the graduate medical education application process are always welcome to reach out to the Center for Teaching and Learning, where we have dedicated counselors to help you every step of the way!

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Letters of Recommendation

Once you have requested your Letters of Recommendation, create a separate entry for each letter you intend to use during the application season. You will receive a unique letter identifier that you will send to each author, along with uploading instructions. All letters must be uploaded through the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal by the letter authors.


An official copy of your RowanSOM transcript may be obtained by completing the transcript request form.

We will process student transcripts, which will be sent out to the programs you designate via the ERAS Post Office.

Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae

Your curriculum vitae (also called a CV) will summarize your academic, employment and extracurricular experiences. You will be adding to your CV throughout your professional career so now is a good time to write one if you have not already done so.

There are many resources available to help you prepare your CV. We encourage you to:

  • Access the Residency Advising Resource webpage (link below).
  • Participate in a CV writing workshop. We offer them for first- through third-year students during the year.
  • Make an appointment with your CTL advisor if you need assistance creating your CV.
  • Submit your CV to for review during the spring semester of your third year. 

Advising Resources

More resources are available in our online library, which is accessible with your Rowan login. Topics in the library include:
  • MSPE guide, instructions and samples. You can also contact Kirsten Dillman for MSPE information - 
  • CV and personal statement writing resources
  • Careers in Medicine (CIM) link and information. If you are a new user need a CIM login, please contact Coleen Tenuto - 
  • ERAS navigation information
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