MS1 Class Information – Sept. 8, 2022

Pathways program planned for Sept. 14

The Office of Healthcare Equity is hosting an informal Q&A information session about UWSOM Pathways.  You’re welcome to attend if you have lingering questions, ideas, or just want to check-in with the information shared by other students and staff. Most of the time is dedicated to answering YOUR questions 🙂

WHAT: UWSOM All Pathways Information Session

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, 5 to 5:30 p.m. AK, 6 to 6:30 p.m. PT, 7 to 7:30 p.m. MT

WHEREZoom link

ICYMI:  For students in Puget Sound: COVID-19 vaccine booster required at UW Medicine Seattle sites (UWMC, Harborview, Northwest Hospital)

UW Medicine facilities require that students have a documented COVID booster. If you have not yet received a COVID booster, you must get a booster before you will be allowed to do clinical work at a UW Medicine facility. This includes clerkships, shadowing, preceptorships, FCM and PCP at UW Medicine hospitals and clinics.

If you have received your COVID booster, please contact the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) at to request they create a to-do action in your Castlebranch UX54 To Do List so you can upload the documentation. Documentation must include:

  • Name
  • Date of vaccination
  • Vaccine manufacturer
  • The source of the record (clinic/pharmacy, provider signature, or verified registry document)

Contact Laura Ellis if you have questions or concerns.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

In regards to getting involved in shadowing, research, and interest groups: It is still early, and this is not something to dedicate time to yet. Rather, prepare for Infections & Immunity (I&I) as it will be a lot of content very quickly again – so planning is ideal. The micro section of Sketchy is going to be a very valuable resource. Try to map out which videos you will need to watch daily or weekly.

Some students start taking electives in the Pathways, and this can be a great way to gain a well-rounded medical education. Check out the African American Health Disparities course which has been revamped by the co-founders (E19 students) of the Black Health Justice Pathway and will be the first course at UWSOM to discuss various topics such as abolition, community organizing, mental health, the history of Midwifery & Ob/Gyn in the U.S., and mass incarceration with experts from the Black community in, and outside of, academia.

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

Have a great week!