MS1 Class Information – May 12, 2022

Three more weeks to take the survey

Three more weeks to potentially win up to a $50 item

A message from Sara Kim, Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Thank you so much for helping reach 75.6 percent participation this week—an increase of 5 percentage points from the last week’s survey response rate. We are so close to the goal of 80 percent at the school level.

Three campuses that have exceeded or met the goal are Wyoming (95 percent), Gonzaga (83.3 percent), and Montana (80 percent), followed by Alaska (77.8 percent), Seattle, (70.4 percent), and Idaho (62.5 percent). Here are the campuses with an increase in the survey response rates over the past week: Gonzaga, up 11.6 percentage points, Montana, up 6.7 percentage points, Seattle (up 4.1 percentage points), and Idaho (up 2.5 percentage points).

I thank all of you who took the time to complete the survey!

We will keep the survey open till May 31, 2022. The survey link is emailed to you directly from Please know we only use your email addresses for tracking survey completion; your responses are anonymous.

Please see the survey incentives below.

We are offering the following incentives via a drawing:

  • Two $50 gifts (Student-selected item on Amazon)
  • Twelve $25 gifts (Student-selected item on Amazon)

Thank you for your help with reaching a response rate of 80 percent.

Action required for disability accommodations for clerkship locations (if needed)

Students who require clerkship location accommodations to manage their personal medical conditions/disabilities must apply for and be approved by the University’s Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office prior to July 1. Because it can take two to five weeks, sometimes longer, to be approved for accommodation with DRS, you should start the process as soon as possible (and no later than June 27).

  • If you are not currently registered with DRS, please fill out a “new student application” and submit your documentation via the DRS services website.
  • If you are already receiving accommodation through DRS and want to discuss clerkship location, please schedule an appointment with Meghan Matthews,

Additional information about the steps for requesting accommodation is outlined on the UW DRS “Getting Started” website.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

If you’re leaning toward a specialty (or a couple) and have already met with Career Advising, review when you can meet with your Specialty Career Advisor! It’s great to get on their radar early, but make sure you bring specific questions. Use this website to prepare for your meeting. Be ready to share your summer plans with them and ask if they have any suggestions (e.g., presenting your summer project at a specific conference, extra shadowing, volunteering, 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 May 5, 2022 Student Newsletter Information for MS1s.