MS4 Class Information – Oct. 6, 2022

If you are an expanded MS4 who still needs to schedule Explore & Focus rotations, please read this first item further.

Vital Explore & Focus orientation meeting set for this Monday, Oct. 10, 2022

In preparation for the Explore & Focus (E&F) Phase scheduling process later this fall, there will be an information session for current MS3 and expanded MS4 students to explain: 

  • How E&F is different from the Patient Care Phase 
  • How the scheduling process works 
  • How to plan appropriately for things such as Step 2, away rotations, and residency interview

The Student Affairs & Curriculum teams will introduce you to the various units and people you will work with as you schedule and move through the E&F Phase and address common questions.  

Date and time: Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, 4:30 p.m. AK, 5:30 p.m. PT, 6:30 p.m. MT
Zoom link here.

The session will be recorded.

ICYMI: Deadline to sign up for mock interviews is Friday, tomorrow, Oct. 7

A message from the Career Advising office: Congratulations on submitting your Electronic Residency application! Your next step is to begin prepping for your interviews.

Based on faculty availability, we hope to offer virtual mock interviews on a first-come, first-served basis in October and November. Interviews will not be specialty-specific. Space is limited. Please have patience as the staff member who ran the mock interview program for the past three years is no longer working in UWSOM Student Affairs. In the meantime, we also recommend you identify a few people who can help you start to practice interview questions. Get more resources here on the Interviewing for Residency resources page.

Sign up for the mock interview here.

Signups close on Oct. 7, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. AK, 11:59 p.m. PT and 12:59 a.m. MT. Submissions will not be accepted after this time.

Once faculty confirm their availability with Student Affairs, you will either receive an email with the name and contact information for your faculty interviewer or be advised that you are on a waitlist for a mock interview. If you are offered a mock interview, you are expected to contact the faculty member to arrange a mutually convenient interview time, and send the faculty member your personal statement, ERAS CV and a copy of your Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) three to five days prior to your mock interview. More details to come.

Please contact Frankie Nogales with questions:

Have a great week!