MS2 Class Information – Oct. 13, 2022

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 talk 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

Win prizes and help UWSOM improve; update on the Two-Year Questionnaire

This is an update from Sara Kim, associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Beginning this week, I will be updating you on the survey response rates associated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Year-Two-Questionnaire (Y2Q). As I had previously communicated with you, the survey link is directly emailed to you by AAMC or you can also contact to request the link.

Please see the graph below that shows the response rates at the regional campus level. As of today, our response rate is 6.1 percent vs. the national rate of 10.7 percent. We hope to achieve the goal of 80 percent with your help


As an expression of our gratitude for your participation, we are offering various incentives as follows:

  • 1 Amazon Tablet ($50 worth)
  • 1 Kindle ($100 worth)
  • 2 wireless earbuds ($100 worth)
  • 2 Portable Charger ($55 worth)
  • 3 Amazon Fire TV Stick ($25)

We will randomly draw a winner for an Amazon Tablet on Monday, Nov. 21. Winners for the rest of the items will be randomly drawn after Y2Q survey closes in December. Students not selected for the tablet will still be eligible for the rest of the drawings.

If your name is picked, we will request the AAMC receipt of survey completion. Please keep a record of it.

Thank you for your participation and please encourage your peer students to participate the survey as well!

ICYMI, save the date: Fall class meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 20

The MS2 Fall Class Meeting will be taking place on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. AK, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. PT, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. MT.

Find the Zoom link here.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

This month, I want to share an opportunity for career exploration and mentorship! UWSOM’s Alumni Association invites you to participate in SAID (Student-Alumni Informational Discussions). It’s your chance to connect with alumni and a small group of fellow students over Zoom or in person – they have a lot of available sessions in a wide range of specialties for you to join. Register today here.  

  • 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 MS2s.

Have a great week!