MS2 Class Information – Nov. 3, 2022

Compliance deadline for data stewardship is Nov. 15

UW Medicine and UWSOM require medical students learn how to properly safeguard confidential information and practice good data stewardship. This requirement includes concurrent degree/MSTP students and students on a leave of absence.

Please complete the UW Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security Agreement requirement in the To-Do List of your UW71 Castlebranch account []. Review the presentation “UW Medicine Data Stewardship” here or in Castlebranch. You can follow the instructions in Castlebranch to meet the UW Medicine data stewardship requirements.

You must upload a signed form to your UW71 CastleBranch Compliance Tracker by Nov. 15. Please make sure your UW student ID number is on the form. Please monitor your submission to make sure it is approved.

Your Y2Q survey responses are setting a record

This is an update from Sara Kim, associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: There are 92 of you who helped raise the school’s response rate to 35 percent, a jump of 13 percentage points from last week. This is the first time I’ve seen our average exceed the national average (now 22 percent) over a sustained period of time. Thank you for your time and input. If you haven’t taken the survey, please do. The Association of American Medical Colleges emailed the survey link to you or contact to request the link.

The lineup of the regional campus response rates has changed. Montana continues to lead with 48 percent (up 7 percentage points), followed by Spokane (39 percent, up 15 points), Idaho (34 percent, up 18), Seattle (34 percent, up 14), Wyoming (30 percent, up 10), and Alaska (16 percent, up 11).

Kudos to Idaho students for the largest weekly increase!

Here is a list of the incentives we are providing.

  • 1 Amazon tablet ($50 worth)
  • 1 Kindle ($100 worth)
  • 2 wireless earbuds ($100 worth)
  • 2 portable Chargers ($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 drawn after the survey closes in December. Students not selected for the tablet will still be eligible for the rest of the drawings. Given the small number of students who let us know about the survey completion, we will do the drawings from the class list (Thank you to those who emailed!!).

Thank you for your participation and please encourage other students to participate as well!y2q participation chart


Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

You’re almost done with the classroom portion of medical school! With this last bit of pre-clinical med school, continue to go to interest group events, volunteer, and do other extracurriculars. Life is busy during clerkships, so these things are harder to do. Of course, prioritize your blocks first and don’t spread yourself too thin 🙂 

  • 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!