MS1 Class Information – Nov. 17, 2022

Consider applying for the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring (MOM) program

 The American Academy of Ophthalmology would like MS1s who are underrepresented in medicine to know of the upcoming Jan. 31, 2023, application deadline for the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program.

The Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program defines underrepresented in medicine (UIM) students to include those who are Black, Hispanic, and/or Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian) or two or more races when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories.

There are mentoring activities in all four years, but here are some of the features of the program for MS1s:

  • One-on-one match with an ophthalmologist mentor
  • Medical school roadmap and best practices
  • Impact of eye disease on marginalized populations
  • Opportunity to advance to MS2 programming based on participation and engagement

For more information, please see the AAO’s website.

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ICYMI: Recordings available of these talks

For excellent advice and insight into the following fields, watch the recordings of the Syllabus to Specialty Faculty Panels that occurred during the recent Foundation Integration Week. Panels were organized and sponsored by UWSOM Career Advising.

Recording of the Pathology, Radiation Oncology & Radiology panel

  • 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

Recording of the Dermatology, Family Medicine & Internal Medicine panel

  • 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

Introduction to Career Planning sessions coming up in Seattle and Wyoming

After meeting you at Orientation in Wyoming and Seattle, your career advisors look forward to seeing you in person for an hourlong session designed to set you up for success in career planning from Foundations to the Match.

  • In Wyoming: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11:45 a.m. MT
  • In Seattle: Thursday, Dec. 8, noon PT

The room location in Seattle will be provided in Elentra and by email.

These sessions have already been held in Spokane, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

As you are making decisions about extracurriculars, Triple I projects, and thinking about how to approach your specialty and career exploration, we will provide you with information to help you make the most informed choices. Bring your questions!

This session will address:

  • Extracurriculars, research & Triple I
  • MS1-MS4 career planning milestones and key resources for career and specialty exploration
  • Preparation for your 1:1 MS1 Career Advising appointment (these take place in Winter and Spring quarters)


Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

Now that you’re getting used to medical school, use your Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) account to take this fun assessment and  see what specialties might fit well for you. Let your results help guide your summer research, shadowing, etc.  If you enjoy this assessment, the AAMC has other assessments (such as specialties-based on values, personality, skills) to take. 

  • Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.


Have a great week!