Career Planning Advice

Careers in Medicine Self-Assessment Tools

The Careers in Medicine program is an online longitudinal career planning program designed by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) specifically for medical students. While some of the information in this program is relevant to US students only, many of the tools and resources are equally useful for Canadian medical students.

Activate your account

To gain access to the CiM website, you will need an access code.

  • E-mail your Career Advisor for your access code. Codes are reserved exclusively for medical students enrolled at McGill University. Note that you will receive your access code by email and will have TWO WEEKS to activate your account with the access code before it expires. 
  • As soon as you receive the code, go to the CiM home page and click on “Create an account”. After entering your code, you will need to create your username and password, which you can then use each time you want to access the site.  

Answer the questionnaires

The CiM site has a lot of very useful information. However, during your 1st year of study, we specifically recommend that you complete the following self-awareness questionnaires that appear on the site:

  • The Medical Specialty Preference Inventory (MSPI) questionnaire is an inventory of preferences relating to medical specialties.
  • The Physician Values in Practice Scale (PVIPS) questionnaire is a measure of the values that underpin the physician's practice.
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