What are somethings you can do to stand out in medical school?
As a medical student are there any remote opportunities, professional development, or career advice to help students differentiate from others in securing a job?
Residency programs interview their candidates. You will want to come across as friendly, calm, competent, flexible and a team player in your interviews which are typically done in the fall or winter of your fourth year of medical school. Surgical programs (and those which include surgical skills such as OBGYN) may include some practical skill assessments, as well. Other programs which emphasize, for instance, care to the underserved will want to see evidence of that as a longtime goal of yours, as well, perhaps demonstrated by volunteer clinical work.
If you have a specific program you really hope to match at for residency, you may want to try to do an "audition" rotation at that program as soon as you are allowed to do electives (this may be an "away elective" if the program you want to match at is not associated with your medical school.) This allows you to check out the program and they get to work with you also on a daily basis. This helps both parties decide if this is a good fit.
As I have always told students- you get what you look for. If you hear someone is going to do a wound change, a procedure, anything you haven’t seen - ask if you can watch or help. You will learn so much more!!!!