MS4 Class Information – Oct. 27, 2022

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 just released this year, so it’s more up-to-date than any of the library’s other Step 2 books and eBooks.

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

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.

ICYMI Save the date: Fall class meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 

The hourlong MS4 Fall Class Meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT.

Find the Zoom link here.

Have a great week!