MS1 Class Information – March 31, 2022

New MS1 Foundations drop-in tutoring

Think of it as “tutor office hours” where one to two tutors are present to answer your questions. Just show up! You don’t need to register, but you can if you’d like the email reminders. These sessions are not recorded.

Seeking your help through a two-minute survey coming April 4

You may win a prize valued at $50 for taking the survey

A message from Sara Kim, Associate Dean for Educational Quality improvement (EQI), which oversees the medical school’s accreditation and continuous quality improvement initiatives:

As you might have heard me say at the class meeting, our school is fully accredited with four citations to resolve in the following areas involving your satisfaction with:

• Sufficiency of information about the research opportunities in the Triple I program
• Quality of campus facilities
• Quality of academic advising
• Quality of guidance regarding accessing healthcare services (Only applicable to clinical students)

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that governs the medical schools’ accreditation in the United States is requiring our school to collect data from your cohort this year. On April 4, an email will be sent to you with a survey link. It will take less than two minutes of your time to complete the items. Your email address is used for the sole purpose of sending out reminders and will not be linked to your responses.

We are offering the following incentives via a name drawing:
• Two $50 gifts (Student-selected item on Amazon)
• Twelve $25 gifts (Student-selected item on Amazon)

We would love to achieve a response rate of 80 percent. Thank you in advance for your time and help.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

We hope you enjoyed Spring break! Now that you’re almost done with MS1, use your AAMC account to take this fun assessment and see what specialty you might fit well in. If you already have the results, discuss them with your career advisor and college mentor. Let your results help guide your summer research, online career exploration, informational interviews, shadowing, etc.

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 24, 2022 Student Newsletter Information for MS1s.