The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) called all the third-year students back to the Downers Grove Campus on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 for a Residency Ready Day. The entire day was filled with information geared to preparing students for residencies which are a vital step in the post-graduate education of future physicians.
Throughout the day, the CCOM students covered topics including: obtaining letters of recommendation, applying for residencies, interview and rotation etiquette, and CV/personal statement help. The students also participated in an exercise where they were each assigned a role such as congressman, Medicaid patient, D.O., health insurance provider, etc., and explored issues in healthcare policy from the point-of-view of their role.
The students will begin the residency match process during their fourth and final year at CCOM.