The start of third year has brought a lot of uncertainty to our household! While core has not been as bad as I had anticipated (really!), the thought of applying to residency and the preparatory steps it requires is hanging over our heads.
I wanted to let you all know what we did together that really helped! As you know, there are contacts at OSU-COM that help students with any questions about rotations--both away and local. We went and visited with Sherry Eastman yesterday for 2 hours and she is AMAZING! Not only is she very knowledgeable about the entire process, but she knows a lot about what each specialty is looking for--allowing us to cater the next year to the specialty and programs of Scott's choice.
While I'm sure your student knows Sherry, if you're free, it might be a great opportunity for you to go with them. This allows you to learn more about the coming months, but helps you know the deadlines and materials required. Plus, it got me really excited about the process and made it all more clear versus confusing and overwhelming.