MS1 Class Information – June 9, 2022

A big thank you to everyone who took the educational quality improvement survey

A message from Sara Kim, Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement (EQI): The survey is now closed, and I want to share the final response rates as summarized below. A big thank you to a Wyoming student who helped raise the response rate to 100 percent. All in all, this has been one of the most positive and inspiring response rates from our students across all campuses.

I thank you all and please look out for an email from EQI regarding the drawings.


Please be sure to read this if it applies to you: Action is 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

No matter what type of Triple I project you’re doing this summer, it is possible that you’ll be able to share it at a conference — for example, the Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum (WSMRF) — and/or get it published! This even includes non-traditional research options, like RUOP and GHIP! Let your mentors know you’re trying to do valuable and presentable work, ideally with some quantitative and qualitative data (e.g., surveys before and after your project). Presenting your work looks great on a CV!  

  • Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.


In case you missed it: Here is a link to the June 2 2022 Student Newsletter Information for MS1s.