MS2 Class Information – Dec. 1, 2022

Career Planning sessions in Seattle and Wyoming

After your first year 1:1s and career planning sessions with your career advisors, they look forward to seeing you in person for an hourlong session to delve into MS2 career planning and next steps for Autumn and Winter.

  • In Seattle – Olympic College: Monday, Dec. 5, Noon PT, Room E308
  • In Wyoming: Monday, Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m. MT

Sessions have already been held in Spokane, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Seattle Cascade College.

Career advisors will go over key concepts and resources that every MS2 needs to know including the timeline for specialty planning and residency applications. There will be time for Q&A so please bring your questions!

These sessions will:

  • Delve into the career planning approach that sets you up for success in exploring specialties and career paths
  • Provide information and key resources for MS2 career planning
  • Discuss Step 1 & Career Planning
  • Discuss CV tips (so your CV is ready for clerkships)
  • Answer your questions!

Y2Q survey still wide open for those who haven’t taken it

This is an update from Sara Kim, associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: A huge thanks to one more student in Seattle and one more student in Spokane who took the time to complete the survey in the past week. We appreciate the time you took to move our response rate from 52 percent to 53 percent. We are 19 percentage points above the national average.

We have about a month left before the survey closes. Thank you for your ongoing help!

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 Charger ($55 worth)
  • 3 Amazon Fire TV Stick ($25)

Thank you for your participation and please encourage other students to participate!



Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

Studying for Step 1 can feel demoralizing and very stressful. Here are some tips on maintaining wellness through Step 1 dedicated:

  1. Take winter break off!! Put the flash cards down, close the books and do something that will rejuvenate you. Hopefully by the end of this (at least two-week) break, you’ll actually feel ready to hit the books.
  2. Take one day off a week! It’s helpful to physically go somewhere that is not your home/study space. Try restarting a hobby or visiting with friends once a week.
  3. Use academic support services ( If you’re feeling overwhelmed, scores aren’t improving for a while, etc., meet with them to re-evaluate your plan.

There is no perfect study plan, and you’ll have to be adaptable, so just go into it with an open mind. Remember that scoring low (<50%) in the beginning is very common and not unexpected. Keep going! .

  • 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 the previous newsletter for MS2s.

Have a great week!