MS3 Class Information – Nov. 3, 2022

Class meeting recording available

Both the recording and the class meeting materials from the Fall ’22 MS3 class meeting are available

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 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 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.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

As you know, third year is busy! Something you can do to thank your future-self is to make and edit your CV whenever you have some down time (e.g., month off, “chill” rotation). Having a solid CV is necessary for away rotation applications in the Spring, and you’ll use this info almost word-for-word in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) when you’re applying. Check out our CV page for videos and templates.

It is helpful to start mapping out 4th year with the schedule in Excel from Career Advising’s 4th Year Career Planning webpage []. Ask for clerkship permission, if required, ASAP and try to meet with Career Advisors [] and Specialty Advisors [] proactively! Be sure to look use the new Course Catalog [] to see which Sub-internships (Sub-I’s), Advanced Patient Care (APC) clerkships and electives you might want to take in fourth year. 

  • 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!