MS2 Class Information – Sept. 29, 2022

AAMC survey is coming to MS2s

Enter by filling out the survey to win a prize

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will send you an email with a request to complete the Y2Q (Year-2-Questionnaire). This questionnaire is sent to all second-year medical students across the country for the purpose of eliciting their experiences with training. The survey will be sent to you from

UWSOM relies on the Y2Q data to help guide the school’s continuous quality improvement initiatives.

As in the past, the school offers the following incentives to encourage your participation in the survey:

  • Four $50-valued items selected by students via Amazon
  • 12 x $25-valued items selected by students via Amazon

The Educational Quality Improvement unit will provide regular updates on the response rates and we will do a raffle after the survey concludes in December.

“We thank you in advance for your time and input into this important survey,” said Gerald Tolbert, M.D., interim associate dean for Student Affairs, and Sara Kim, Ph.D., associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

Welcome back! Mind, Brain & Behavior (MBB) is a rigorous block, so make sure this is your main focus. In the background, especially if you didn’t have time over summer, try to sprinkle in some Step 1 prep this fall. A good option is to get through as much Sketchy pharm and micro as you can (best with Anki, a free flashcard program). Pixorize is a similar visual resource that covers those tough topics from Molecular & Cellular Basis of Disease (MCBD). I know Step 1 is pass/fail, but as someone who just took Step 2, I can say that a lot carries over, and you’ll thank yourself for taking Step 1 seriously. 😊 Knowing Sketchy will also set you up for success on rotations, as you’ll get asked these questions in person and on the shelf exams!

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

Have a great week!