Career Development

Career development is a four-year process of self-assessment, career exploration, career decision-making, and implementation. To assist students in this process, the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) utilizes excellent on-site resources, including counselors, career seminars, faculty advisors, student interest groups, and a helpful support staff.

The primary responsibilities of the Career Development unit are to provide medical students with the information, resources, and experiences necessary to make good career decisions and be successful in the residency match. Whether through weekly Career Seminar Series activities or one-on-one advising from faculty mentors or class counselors, the ultimate goal is to help students start down a successful career path in medicine.

To learn more, please visit the Career Development website or contact a staff member listed below:

Tamara L. Gay, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Services

Eric B. Middleton, Ph.D.
Class Counselor

Phone: 734-936-1513
Email: emiddle@umich.edu

Amy W. Tschirhart, M.A., LPC
Class Counselor

Phone: 734-936-1513
Email: awtsch@umich.edu

5124 Medical Science I (C-wing)
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5611

Assistant Dean Directory (Career Development)