MS2 CLASS INFORMATION – November 18, 2021

Autumn Preclinical Town Hall Meeting for MS1 and MS2 Students

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Time: 5pm Alaska / 6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain

Led by: MSA Board and School of Medicine deans and staff

Agenda and Zoom information will be sent prior to the Town Hall meeting.

Y2Q Update

I am excited to share with you that our school’s AAMC Y2Q response rate now exceeds the national average (UWSOM: 35.1% vs. National: 32.6%)!!

Thank you all for helping raise the response rate by 8% over the past week. In particular, kudos to our Spokane and Wyoming students for passing the 40% mark with the Wyoming rate jumping by 30% (Spokane: 40.7%; Wyoming: 40%). Idaho students, your response rate jumped by 15% (17.5% vs. 32.5%)!

We have also seen increases in the response rates in Seattle (30.3% vs. 36.4%) and Montana (23.3% vs. 26.7%), followed by Alaska (25% vs. 25%).

We will do random drawings of the following prizes to encourage your participation:

  • Two $50 items you select from Amazon
  • Eight $25 items you select from Amazon
  • Six $50-value WWAMI gift packs

The drawings will take place after the survey closes on January 3, 2022 and if your name is picked, we will ask for the AAMC receipt of survey completion. Please keep a record of it!

Please note AAMC sends the survey link to your email (Contact to request the link).

Thank you everyone for your help and look forward to updating you next week with the updated response rate.

Sara Kim, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Department of Surgery

Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

You’re almost done with the classroom portion of medical school! With this last bit of pre-clinical med school, continue to go to interest group events, volunteer, and do other extracurriculars. Life is busy during clerkships, so these things are harder to do. Of course, prioritize your blocks first and don’t spread yourself too thin.

Written by Career Advising Student Advisory Board member, Shanelle Briggs and reviewed by a second BIPOC Board member, L’Oreal Kennedy.

In case you missed it:

Here is a link to the November 10, 2021 Student Newsletter information for MS2s. That issue included:

  • Y2Q Update

The next issue of the UWSOM Student Newsletter will be sent on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.