MS3 Class Information – Oct. 13, 2022

Save the date: Fall class meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 27 

The MS3 Fall Class Meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. AK, 6 to 7 p.m. PT, 7 to 8 p.m, MT.

Find the Zoom link here.

New version available of Explore & Focus Clerkship Catalog

The Clinical Curriculum Team has just launched a new version of the Explore & Focus Clerkship Catalog []!  The new catalog allows you to keyword search, and also filter by SOM Graduation Requirement (APC, Sub-I, or Clinical Electives), department, pre-requisite, permission status, clerkship city/state location, and clerkship site location.  The link above will take you to the catalog, along with a user guide with detailed instructions for accessing and using the catalog.  Please contact with any questions.

Drop-in Zoom hours planned for Explore & Focus Scheduling

Target audience: MS3s and expanded MS4s

What: Drop-in Zoom office hours for questions related to Explore & Focus scheduling


  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AK, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT, 12:30 to 2:30 MT. Link here.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4:30 to 6 p.m. AK, 5:30 to 7 p.m. PT, 6:30 to 8 p.m. MT. Link here.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m. AK, 6 to 7:30 p.m. PT, 7 to 8:30 p.m. MT. Link here.

Details: The Registration team will be available to answer general questions about E&F scheduling. Drop in and let us help!

P.S. Additional details about E&F scheduling will be coming to your inbox soon from Make sure to be on the lookout for that.

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? This program is also for MS1s and MS2s but may be of interest to MS3s who want to hear from physicians in different specialties.

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

New this issue! Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

Making your fourth-year schedule can be difficult, but there are people who can help! You can meet with Career Advising [] and with people who have been in your shoes. Fourth-year students who applied to your specialty of interest, current residents and physician mentors are great resources for scheduling advice! However, don’t stress too much about your schedule right now. You can always move it around up to six weeks before the start date – and almost everyone makes changes to their schedule as they develop interests over time and are in tune with when they’ll need breaks, more time for Step 2 studying, etc.  🙂    

  • 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 MS3s.

Have a great week!