*Registration Required; Login available beginning on 3/28 @ 1 p.m. ET

Virtual Specialty Forum

The Careers in Medicine® program is hosting its annual Virtual Specialty Forum to provide equitable access to specialty exposure, where medical students can view resources, chat with residents, specialty representatives, and AAMC staff, and attend a live presentation with Q&A with physicians about their specialty choice.

FOR: Medical students early in their specialty exploration (M1/OMS1, M2/OMS2)

COST: Free!

Event Highlights

Medical students attending the Virtual Specialty Forum will be able to:

Participating specialties and subspecialties*
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology*
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine*
  • Infectious Disease*
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds)
  • Medical Genetics
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology*
  • Radiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery*

Event Logistics

Event Access

Registration is required. The event platform will open when the live event begins on Thursday, March 28 at 1pm ET. To access the Virtual Specialty Forum platform, sign in with the email address you used to register.

The live portions of the Virtual Specialty Forum will occur on Thursday, March 28 from 1‒ 4 p.m. ET.

All booths and their content such as written materials, videos, chat transcripts, and session recordings will be available in the Virtual Specialty Forum platform for viewing from Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m. ET through April 28, 2024. As such, if you’re only able to attend part of the event live, you have 30 days to access the event platform at your convenience.



The event is best experienced on a computer or tablet but is also mobile-friendly.
Here are a few details about two popular features:
Chat. The chat feature in each booth is a text-based chat. Simply type your questions or comments into the text box and submit.
Favorites.You can save content in your own personal digital “Swag Bag” to access later.

What to Know Before You “Go”

Reminders, Tips, and Best Practices for Before, During, and After the Virtual Specialty Forum

Sample Questions or Topics to Ask Specialty Representatives

The work of the specialty
Characteristics of physicians
Issues facing professionals in the field