Increase in WWAMI clerkship travel mileage reimbursement
In response to the spike in gas prices this summer, UWSOM is increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for students driving to and from required WWAMI clerkship sites. The previous rate was 22.5 cents per mile. From now until at least the end of 2022, the rate will be 30.55 cents per mile.
As an example, the reimbursement for taking a round trip between Seattle and Missoula at the previous rate would have been $213.93. At the new rate, the reimbursement will be $290.47. The new rate is based on gasoline costing $5.50 a gallon and a vehicle getting 18 mpg.
UWSOM hopes that this new rate will alleviate some financial stress associated with clerkship travel and will look at the price of gas again in January of 2023 and make any necessary adjustments.
Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month
While on rotations, try to secure at least one letter writer for your residency application. If an attending offers to write you a letter in the future, take them up on it! If they don’t offer one naturally, but you connect with them and do well on the rotation, ask if they feel they can write you a strong letter of rec. Away rotation applications also often require letters, so stay in touch with these letter writers! Here’s some more info from Career Advising on letters of recommendation.
- Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.