MS1 Class Information – May 26, 2022

Academic Support updates for MS1s 

You are invited to join the WWAMI Academic Support team to discuss Step 1 summer preparation. Please find the presentation information for your site:  


  • Presenter: Dr. Martin Teintze  
  • When: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (following FCM) 
  • Location: WWAMI Lecture Hall 

Please contact Dr. Teintze if you have any questions. 


  • Presenters: Dr. Jon Hammermeister & Ellie Davis 
  • Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m. PT 
  • Location: Please confirm location with your Learning Specialist 

Please contact Dr. Hammermeister or Ellie Davis if you have any questions. 


  • Presenter: Dr. Lynda Freeman 
  • Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m. PT 
  • Location: WWAMI Medical Education Building, Classroom 121 

Please contact Dr. Freeman if you have any questions. 


  • Presenter: Dr. Tracey Haas 
  • Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m. MT 
  • Location: Classroom 

Please contact Dr. Haas if you have any questions. 

The Alaska presentation took place May 17 featuring Dr. Shannon Uffenbeck. Please contact Dr. Uffenbeck if you have any questions. 

The Seattle presentation took place May 23 featuring Dr. Erica Brice & Dr. Yvonne Tyler. Please contact Dr. Brice or Dr. Tyler if you have any questions. 

One more week remains for you to share important feedback and enter to win an item up to $50

A message from Sara Kim, Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Thank you for continuing to contribute your time to the MS1 survey, which led to a response rate of 82.3 percent this week (an increase of 2.2 percentage points over last week). Let me highlight the campuses where there have been increases over the past week: Seattle (78.6 percent vs. 75.6% percent), Spokane (85 percent vs. 83.3 percent), Montana (86.7 percent vs. 83.3 percent) and Idaho (75 percent vs. 72.5 percent). Wyoming remains at 95 percent and Alaska, 88.9% percent.

Seeing this level of your engagement inspires me deeply.

We will send out the survey link to those who haven’t completed it today and on May 31. Please know we only use your email addresses for tracking survey completion purposes and your responses are handled in an anonymous manner.

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 this time out of your busy schedule!

Please read this if it pertains to you: Action required for disability accommodations for clerkship locations

Students who require clerkship location accommodations to manage their personal medical conditions/disabilities must apply for and be approved by the 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 locations, 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 AdvisorIt’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 19 2022 Student Newsletter Information for MS1s.