MS4 Class Information – October 28, 2021

Managing Student Loans During Residency – November 4, 2021, at 3pm Pacific, and November 5, 2021 at 11am Pacific

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security Compliance Deadline:  Sunday, November 15, 2021

UW Medicine requires all medical students to learn how to properly safeguard confidential information and comply with standards for personal accountability for data stewardship.  Students need to view the attached presentation and review, sign, and return the attached Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security (PCISA) form to SOM compliance staff.

This is an annual SOM and UW Medicine compliance requirement.

All students, including concurrent degree/MSTP students and students on a leave of absence are required to maintain compliance.

Please complete the following in order to meet the UW Medicine Data Stewardship requirements:

1. Please view the attached Personal Accountability slides. There are 18 slides plus some resources pages.  The main points being:

    • ENCRYPT your devices, never leave PHI in your car
    • Watch out for phishing
    • Don’t talk about patients on social media, even if you don’t mention names
    • If an unencrypted device that is storing PHI is lost or stolen it is bad, very bad (UW subject to investigations, fines, lawsuits, sanctions etc.

2. Once done viewing the slides, download the form from this link:

Fill in these fields as such:

    • Department:  SOM
    • Job Title:  Medical Student
    • Supervisor: Laura Ellis

3. Return the signed form to us:

    • Typewritten signatures are accepted as long as you also type your UW Student ID Number on the form and email it to us from your email account.  Email form to
    • Please make sure it is returned as an attached as one PDF document labeled: Last Name, First Name, PCISA 2021.  We can also accept photos as one document.

4. All completed PCISA forms will be countersigned and uploaded into your E*Value Personal Records.

5. If you have follow-up questions on how to encrypt your devices, please reference the following UW Medicine ITS Security webpage at OR email SOM Academic and Learning Technologies group at

Thanks very much for completing the training and encrypting your devices.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.

DEADLINE:  11/15/21

MS4 Class – Autumn Meeting 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • 7-8PM Mountain
  • 6-7PM Pacific
  • 5-6PM Alaska

This meeting is for WWAMI-wide MS4 students, and will be led by Dr. Suzanne Allen and associates. The agenda is TBA.

Zoom link:

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