MS1 Class Information – June 2, 2022

This is it: If you haven’t already, take the survey, provide valuable feedback and enter to win

A message from Sara Kim, Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Below is the near-final response rate as the survey link was sent Tuesday for the last time to those who haven’t had a chance to complete it. The school level response rate is 83.5 percent. Almost all campuses have reached or exceeded the goal of 80 percent and a few Idaho students could help conclude the survey cycle on a strong note!

It’s been such a privilege to watch your class enthusiastically engage with the survey. I thank each of you for your time. Please know every data point and every comment will be examined and synthesized into a report which will be shared back with you in addition to sharing with the teams that are responsible for various programs and processes.

We will wait till this Friday, June 3, before doing the drawings for the incentives (two $50 Amazon gifts and twelve $25 Amazon gifts of your choice).

Thank you again and good luck with your ongoing training!

Academic Support updates for MS1s: Idaho and Wyoming still to go

You are invited to join the WWAMI Academic Support team to discuss Step 1 summer preparation: 


  • 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. 

The Montana presentation took place May 31 featuring Dr. Martin Teintze.  Please contact Dr. Teintze if you have any questions. 

The Spokane presentation took place earlier today, June 2 with Dr. Jon Hammermeister & Ellie Davis. Please contact Dr. Hammermeister or Ellie Davis if you have any questions. 

ICYMI: Action is 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 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 26 2022 Student Newsletter Information for MS1s.