MS3 Class Information – Oct. 27, 2022

Fall class meeting will be TONIGHT, Thursday, Oct. 27 

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

Find the Zoom link here.

 Your questions answered: Explore & Focus Scheduling – the 101

This will be of interest to MS3s and expanded MS4s. UWSOM has a website with information about E&F Scheduling []. The registration team knows there’s a lot of information there, but they think it’s important that you review what’s there and at the Guide to 4th Year Planning. []  Many of the answers to your questions can be found on those two websites.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What happens at E&F registration appointment #1?

You may schedule two courses:

  1. Either a Sub-I or APC, and
  2. Either Emergency Medicine or Neurology

How should I prepare?

We highly recommend that you complete the steps here [].

What do I do once I’ve received permission to take a course that is permission only?

Forward the email from the Clerkship Administrator to and copy your assigned scheduler.

What if I’m late?

You have the entire 15 minutes allotted to you, and we will do as much as we can with the time remaining before your appointment ends. Appointments are back-to-back, so we can’t extend your time.

What if I need to reschedule?

Email and copy your scheduler.

New United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 eBook is available

The Health Sciences Library has a new USMLE Step 2 prep eBook: “Test-Taking Strategies for the USMLE Step 2 Exam: Proven Methods to Succeed.” This eBook was released in 2022, so it’s more up-to-date than any of the library’s other Step 2 books and eBooks.

It will be added to the library catalog soon, but is available through AccessMedicine immediately at this link.

ICYMI: From Syllabus to Specialty Panel Series with UW Physicians

This program is designed for MS1s and MS2s, but may be of interest to MS3s who want to hear advice from physicians in specialties beyond the core clerkships. Join us for a new panel series, From Syllabus to Specialty, featuring UWSOM faculty speaking about their specialties, career paths and the process of applying to residency.

  • Open to all UWSOM students
  • The hourlong panels are virtual and will be recorded
  • Specialties represented are aligned with content presented in the Term 1 Foundations Coursework: Infections & Immunity, and Cancer, Hormones & Blood

Dermatology, Family Medicine & Internal Medicine 

Tuesday, Nov. 1

5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT ​

Zoom link here.

    • Deepti Gupta, M.D., clinical adjunct, UW Dept. of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and associate professor, UW Dept. of Pediatrics
    • Viet H. P. Nguyen, M.D., faculty physician, Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency
    • Nina Tan, M.D., acting instructor, UW Dept. of Internal Medicine

Pathology, Radiation Oncology & Radiology

Wednesday, Nov. 2

5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT ​ ​

Zoom link here.

    • Oliver Chang, M.D., acting assistant professor, UW Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    • Molly Blau, M.D., assistant professor, UW Dept. of Radiation Oncology
    • Ethan Hua, M.D., clinical assistant professor, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, UW Dept. of Radiology

This panel series is brought to you by Sarah Thomson, Linh Ngo and Tonja Brown in UW SOM Career Advising [].

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!