MS4 Class Information – Nov. 10, 2022

AAMC webinar on Nov. 17: Loan repayment for first-year residents

A webinar will discuss how 2022 graduates are nearing the end of their grace period and will need to begin repayment of their federal student loans. Presenters will review the repayment timeline, repayment plans, and how the end of the COVID-19 student loan relief measures will impact borrowers entering repayment. The webinar will also help recent graduates prepare for loan repayment. This webinar is the latest in the Association of American Medical College’s Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools(FIRST) series.

The webinar is 11 a.m. AK, noon PT and 1 p.m. MT on Thursday, Nov. 17. Register here for the loan repayment webinar.

ICYMI: 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. All students, including concurrent degree/MSTP students and students on a leave of absence are required to maintain compliance with this.

Students need to view the presentation “UW Medicine Data Stewardship” and review, sign, and return a Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security (PCISA) form to SOM compliance staff.

Please complete the following to meet the UW Medicine data stewardship requirements:

  1. Please view the personal accountability slides. There are 18 slides plus some resource pages.  The main points are:
    • ENCRYPT your devices; never leave Protected Health Information (PHI) in your car.
    • Watch out for phishing.
    • Don’t talk about patients on social media, even if you don’t mention names.
    • If an unencrypted device that is storing PHI is lost or stolen it is bad, very bad. The UW subject to investigations, fines, lawsuits, sanctions and more.

2. Once done viewing the slides, download the Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security (PCISA) form.

Fill in these fields as such:

      • Department:  SOM
      • Job Title:  Medical Student
      • Supervisor: Laura Ellis

3. Return the signed form to Compliance by Nov. 15, 2022.

  • Typewritten signatures are accepted as long as you also type your UW Student ID Number on the form and email from your account.  Email form to
  • Please make sure it is returned as an attached as one PDF document labeled: Last Name, First Name, PCISA 2022.

4. All completed PCISA forms will be countersigned and uploaded into your E*Value Personal Records [] tab.

5. If you have follow-up questions on how to encrypt your devices, please reference the following UW Medicine ITS Security webpage at OR email the UWSOM Academic and Learning Technologies group at

Have a great week!