MS3 Class Information – March 17, 2022

Career advising support as you prepare your away rotation application components

If you missed the national Visiting Student Learning Opportunities   Student Webinar: Away Rotations 2022-23, hosted by AAMC, the webinar recording is now available. You will hear from a panel of host institutions to gain a better understanding of their review and decision-making processes. The panelists provided insight and useful details and strategies about away rotations during the discussion.

For those of you preparing to apply to Away Rotations, utilize Career Advising’s resources:

  • Review Career Advising Curriculum Vitae (CV) resources. Use the provided videos, suggested CV template, and editing checklist. Once your CV is updated, join a weekly CV review group session for personalized feedback. These occur every Friday from 12-12:30pm PT.
  • Review Career Advising Personal Statement resources. To guide your writing, use the provided videos, brainstorming worksheet, editing checklist, and example statements.
  • Most host institutions will require a letter or letters of recommendation (LoR) as part of your application. Read each host institution’s application requirements carefully so that you understand how many letters each institution requires. When requesting a letter of recommendation from a physician, follow the instructions and use the Request Form provided by thge UWSOM Registration team.
  • General information about LoRs, from the perspective of residency applications, can be found on the Career Advising LoR resource page.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

If you’re applying to away rotations, a lot of this work will be super useful once you start your residency application! Regardless, review Career Advising’s steps to prepare for residency application to set you up for success this application season. Scattering this prep early on will save you a lot of stress when you’re trying to focus on important rotations (like Sub-I’s in your chosen field).

If you’re still feeling uncertain about fourth-year schedule strategy, ask your Career Advisor or Specialty Career Advisor to go over it with you.

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 March 10, 2022 Student Newsletter information for MS3s.