MS4 Class Information – November 4, 2021

NMF Need Based Scholarships
Established to help address the rising costs of obtaining a medical degree, this need-based scholarship will provide $10,000 awards to twenty (20) 3rd or 4th year students underrepresented in medicine who are enrolled in a US accredited (MD/DO) program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must demonstrate their financial need by submitting their Financial Aid information, Student Aid Report, and any other appropriate financial documents for consideration. Applicants must also comment on how this scholarship would help to relieve the burden of tuition and living expenses, as well as advance their professional development.

2021 Applications will be open from Mon., Oct. 18, 2021 and will close on Dec. 5, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
Click here to start an application and ask questions:
Other current outside scholarship opportunities are located on the Scholarships webpage.

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security Compliance Deadline: Sun., Nov. 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:
a. ENCRYPT your devices, never leave PHI in your car
b. Watch out for phishing
c. Don’t talk about patients on social media, even if you don’t mention names
d. 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:
a. Fill in these fields as such:

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

3. Return the signed form to us:
a. 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
b. 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 tab.

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 by Nov. 15. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Autumn MS4 Class Meeting
Dec. 01, 2021, 17:00 Alaska, 18:00 Pacific, 19:00 Mountain
Duration: One hour
LED BY: Dr. Allen & Associates
Who should attend: WWAMI-wide MS4 students
Agenda TBA

In case you missed it…
Here is a link to the October 28 information for MS4 students. That issue included:
• Managing Student Loans During Residency