MS4 Class Information – April 7, 2022

A study of provider behavior with a $50 incentive 

 Dear students,   We are seeking third- and fourth-year medical students to participate in groundbreaking research exploring the relationship between personality factors and provider behavior in telehealth visits, with the aim of improving quality of care. Eligible respondents will complete three online surveys and conduct two virtual standardized patient exams.  

This study will take no more than 1.5 hours and you will be compensated $50 for completion.  

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click here to receive more information and participate: 

You may also email if you have questions! 

 With appreciation, The Center for the Science of Social Connection 

Please take the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire and the Explore & Focus Phase Survey if you haven’t yet

You can win prizes worth up to $50!
AAMC Graduation Questionnaire 

A message from Sara Kim, Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement:

Wow, you helped raise the response rate to 46.8 percent compared to 39.2 percent last week. We are right behind the national average of 54.4 percent. Thank you everyone for your time and we continue to count on the rest of your input into this important national survey.

Here is the regional campus breakdown. Spokane is now leading the way with 50.8 percent over 42.9 percent last week, followed by a near tie between Wyoming (47.6 percent vs. 42.9 percent) and Idaho (47.5 percent vs. 45 percent), Seattle (46.9 percent vs. 36.5 percent), Montana (40.7 percent vs. 37. percent), and Alaska (38.9 percent vs. 27.8 percent). A big shoutout to our Alaska and Seattle students for the big jump in the weekly response rates  (11.1 and 10.4 percentage points, respectively)!


  • Four $50 items you select from Amazon
  • Sixteen $25 items you select from Amazon
  • Three $50-value WWAMI gift packs

We will randomly draw students and if your name is picked, we will request from you the AAMC receipt of survey completion. Please keep a record of it!

Survey Link:

AAMC sends the survey link to your email (Contact to request the link). A reminder email will be sent on April 1 to your email address.

 Explore & Focus Phase Survey

Response Rates:

The current response rate is 50.2 percent, an increase of 6.6 percentage points!  Every survey and every voice matter to us. Thank you for your ongoing help.



  • Two $50 items you select from Amazon
  • Twelve $25 items you select from Amazon
  • One $50-value WWAMI gift pack

Survey Link:

You have and will continue to receive a survey link directly via email. Your email address is only used for tracking purposes and your responses will remain anonymous.

Items repeated from last week:

Updates from Student Affairs:

Recording available for AAMC Loan Repayment Webinar  No. 2!

Contribute to the TexasSTAR by this Monday, April 11

As you may recall from last fall, the TexasSTAR is a national resource used to demystify the residency application process. This tool allows you to review specialties and programs, and to compare your profile against students who received interviews and matched to programs in your specialty. Many students reported finding it helpful when building their original program lists.

All graduating MS4s across the country are invited to submit data about their residency application experience in order to build out the resource for future classes. The survey is delivered in REDCap and is completely anonymous. If you applied to more than one specialty, you’ll need to submit a response for each specialty.

Please complete the survey by April 11. The more students who submit data, the more useful the information will be to future applicants!


In case you missed it:

Here is a link to the March 31, 2022 Weekly Student Newsletter information for MS4s.