MS3 Class Information – Feb. 3, 2022

Gold Humanism Honor Society Nominations Now Open – Deadline February 13

 The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is preparing to select its next class of student members for the upcoming year. GHHS is a national honor society that recognizes students, residents, and faculty who are humanistic exemplars for their peers, have a commitment to service, and demonstrate the utmost professionalism in medicine.

Peer nomination is the critical first step in the selection process, so we invite you to nominate your peers for consideration. Nominations are due by February 13.


Winter Quarter 2022 MS3 Class Meeting Save the Date

We will be holding the Winter Quarter 2022 WWAMI-wide class meeting with the MS3s on Tuesday, March 1.

  • Mountain Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Pacific Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Alaska Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

An email will be sent out with the Zoom information in the near future.


Curriculum Vitae Group Review Sessions by Career Advising 

Every Friday from 11-11:30 AM AK, 12:00-12:30 PM PT, 1-1:30 PM MT

These interactive group sessions are a great way to further develop your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and be well prepared for residency application. You will submit your draft CV at the time of registering for the session. Career Advisors will provide you with individualized feedback after you attend the group session.

Before attending a session, utilize the resources and guidance provided on the Career Advising CV website.

Register for an upcoming session.

Opportunity to participate as a research study subject:

Longitudinal test of communication skill training for health care providers to improve antibiotic stewardship with emerging adult patients

 3rd and 4th year students are invited to participate in a study assessing an intervention to improve communication skills for discussing antibiotics with patients. Participants will be eligible for up to $100 compensation for completion of three surveys and viewing a set of short videos over a 3-month period.

AAMC VLSO Away Rotation Webinar – Register Now

The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program is hosting a student webinar on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 PM ET (3 PM AK, 4 PM PT, 5 PM MT) for students planning for 2022-2023 away rotations. Registration is now open.

This webinar will address common questions from students about the away rotation process. Attendees will hear directly from a panel of Host institutions and will gain a better understanding of their review and decision processes.

Student can submit questions about applying to rotations until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 24. All questions must be submitted in advance as the presenters will not be taking questions live during the webinar. Don’t forget to check out the VSLO student page to find training modules as well as answers to some of your questions.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

You’re almost done with the Patient Care Phase! Ideally, you have narrowed down your career choices to one to two specialties with a secondary specialty until 4th year if one of the specialties is not FM, Peds or IM. Meet with SOM Career Advising and/or your Specialty Career Advisor to review competitiveness, MS4 electives, and (for a few specialties) away rotation planning. If you want to do an away rotation, get your CV updated, ask for a letter of recommendation, and have an idea of which programs you want to apply to.
I waited until Step 2 Dedicated time to work on my VSAS application, and it took SO much time away from my board studying! Start it earlier to take that pressure off.

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 January 27, 2022 Student Newsletter information for MS3s.