PATH Program

Medical school provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a physician. To limit this process to the simple acquisition of new information is to focus on only one segment of the process of becoming a doctor.

Through the years at Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, students develop a new identity, gradually taking on the role of physician. The Student Affairs Office provides scaffolding for this critical transformation to take place. As students adopt relevant experiences, concepts, ideals, and goals as their own, they begin to truly become physicians. To help you organize and track your progress along your career path, we have structured all of our student-related services and activities around PATH.

So what is PATH?

PATH encompasses the following key areas of professional development, complementing the academic curriculum:


P – Professional Identity Formation

A – Advancing to Residency through Mentoring and Advising

T – Techniques for Lifelong Learning, Resiliency and Wellness

H – Humanism and Advocacy



PATH provides a flexible framework that will help you track your progress, set goals, capture experiences, reflect, plan for next steps, and more.

You have chosen to pursue a career that will be challenging, exciting, professionally rewarding, and deeply satisfying. Student Affairs is here to support, guide, and challenge you to grow and to develop into the physician that you want to become. We look forward to partnering with you as you find your own unique PATH to a fulfilling career.