Career Conversations are optional sessions initiated by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and conducted by faculty and community physicians for various specialties. These sessions are designed primarily for MS-1 and MS-2 students but are open to everyone. In 2011-2012, “Career Conversations” were conducted in: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics & gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, radiology, pediatrics, and plastic surgery. Attendance is taken at all sessions and typically includes 10-20 students. The 2012-2013 schedule includes sessions in: anesthesiology, family medicine, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pediatrics and plastic surgery.