MS1 Class Information – Oct. 13, 2022

Please take a survey about curriculum to help improve it

Shifts in the E22 UWSOM Foundations Curriculum provide an opportunity to review and revise both the structure and content of Themes/Medicine Health & Society (MHS) curriculum, (previously Ecology of Health and Medicine (EHM), and Themes in Medicine (TIM)). This curriculum covers topics related to health equity and inequity, social determinants of health, heath justice, health systems, and ethics.

The team is planning a mini-retreat for initial MHS I and II block level objective (BLO) and session level objective (SLO) planning for Monday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 10 a.m. AK, 8 to 11 a.m. PT and 9 to noon MT as well as 1 to 4 p.m. AK, 2 to 5 p.m. PT and 3 to 6 p.m. MT. This retreat is one opportunity for students to provide input and expertise.

Please complete this survey [] so your Themes/MHS team can better understand how to best collaborate and ensure that new curriculum truly includes student expertise.

From Syllabus to Specialties Panel Series with UW Physicians:

Hear from physicians in a wide range of specialties including many specialties beyond the core clerkships

Are you asking yourself how to start exploring specialties during Foundations? Have you been wondering how your preclinical course content takes shape in a career in medicine?

The From Syllabus to Specialties Panel Series with UW Physicians is designed by Career Advising with support and facilitation by our student advisory board members with the goal to help students connect block content to specialties and career paths throughout Foundations. You’ll be hearing from some amazing UW physicians who will be talking about their specialty, career path and providing advice for applying to residency. There will be time for questions. All panels are virtual and will be recorded. This panel series kicks off during Autumn Integration week with:

  • Dermatology, Family Medicine & Internal Medicine panel of UW physicians

Tuesday, Nov. 1: 5 to 6 p.m. AK, 6 to 7 p.m. PT, 7 to 8 p.m. MT

Zoom link here here

  • Pathology, Radiation Oncology & Radiology panel of UW physicians

Wednesday, Nov. 2: 5 to 6 p.m. AK, 6 to 7 p.m. PT, 7 to 8 p.m. MT

Zoom link here

ICYMI, save the date: Fall Class Meeting will be Monday, Oct. 17 

The MS1 Fall Class Meeting will take place on Monday Oct. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. AK, 6 to 7:30 p.m. PT, 7 to 8:30 p.m. MT.

Find the Zoom link here.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

We hope you’re adjusting well to medical school! You’ve probably heard about our school’s summer Triple III [] requirement. If you’re interested in a competitive specialty (e.g., dermatology), it will be helpful if your project is within this field. However, many residency programs look positively on research projects even if they are not in the specialty you end up applying into as it shows dedication and can build valuable skills.

Research not your jam? No worries! Lots of specialties don’t need it. Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP), Scholarship of Integration (SOI) or another community experience can be very useful to your career goals.

Undecided on your specialty? This is super common; don’t worry! You can start exploring specialties with interest group events and the Career Advising Video Library [].

  • 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 last week’s newsletter for MS4s.

Have a great week!