Hello Rising MS4s,
We hope you’ve had a good weekend. There is so much change and uncertainty in our world right now. We want you to know that you have a large team of people supporting you and rooting for you now and in the weeks and months ahead, including SOM career advisors, departmental career advisors, college mentors, deans, faculty, student affairs staff, and your friends, families and communities.
While you are waiting to return to clinical rotations, this is a good time to become familiar with the Residency Application process and and start working on your CV and Personal Statement. The SOM Career Advising team has developed new services, website resources and programs to support you. See purple headers below for full details:
1. Residency Planning High Level Overview (video): Get ready for the start of residency application season
2. CV for the Medical Student (3-part video series): Learn how to write a great CV
3. CV Review: 30-minute Group Session: Get answers to CV content and formatting questions
4. Personal Statement Worksheet: Start drafting your personal statement using this resource
5. ERAS Application Video: This video walks through the ERAS system, which opens in June.
6. Residency Panels with MS4s and Residency Program Directors: four Zoom panels in May
7. Drop-in Advising Hours: Get answers to career/residency planning questions (10-15 minutes)
8. 1-1 Advising Appointments: Meet with a SOM Career Advisor to discuss specialty decision making and your application
Residency Planning High Level Overview (video)
CV for the Medical Student (video series)
It is time to update your CV. Three short videos covering:
Function and Formatting – video link<https://mediasite.hs.washington.edu/Mediasite/Play/9762d70bbfb34c47b2e90693295192661d>
Content and Section Headings – video link<https://mediasite.hs.washington.edu/Mediasite/Play/185d28c727584cafa7302a6a175671a01d>
Accomplishment Statements – video link<https://mediasite.hs.washington.edu/Mediasite/Play/51ff868bec9d4ea4976b0b60ef9b37f41d>
CV Review – Group Sessions: Fridays: 12-12:30pm PST & 4-4:30pm PST
Ask CV questions and continue your editing process.
A career advisor will answer questions and offer content and formatting advice.
Sign up link: https://go.oncehub.com/CVReviewGroupSession
Personal Statement Worksheet
Use this guide to start drafting your personal statement – worksheet link<https://education.uwmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Personal-Statement-Worksheet.pdf>
ERAS Application (video)
Technical information about accessing and uploading to the ERAS system.
The ERAS system opens to students in June. It is helpful to begin familiarizing yourself with the system.
Residency Panels with MS4s and Residency Program Directors
Four panel events offer perspectives on the residency application process.
MS4 Residency Panel: Primary Care Specialties
Wednesday, May 13, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
MS4 Residency Panel: Specialties outside of Primary Care
Thursday, May 14, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Residency Program Directors’ Panel: Primary Care Specialties
Wednesday, May 27, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Residency Program Directors’ Panel: Specialties outside of Primary Care
Thursday, May 28, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Drop-In Advising: Mon – Thurs 12-1pm PST
Have 15 minutes and a career planning or residency application question? Join us for 1-1 drop ins.
Zoom link: https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/7619757165
1-1 Advising: Daily
Meet with a SOM Career Advisor to discuss specialty decision making, your residency application, dual application, couples match etc.
Appointment Link: https://go.oncehub.com/MS3-MS4Advising
Please reach out anytime. We are here for you.
Tonja Brown, Linh Ngo & Sarah Thomson
Student Affairs | UW School of Medicine
EMAIL: medadv at uw.edu
MS1-MS2 Appointment: https://meetme.so/SOMCareerAdvising
MS3-MS4 Appointment: https://meetme.so/MS3-MS4Advising