MS2 Class Information – Dec. 8, 2022

Y2Q surveys still available

This is an update from Sara Kim, associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Eleven of you completed the survey in the past week and helped increase our response rate to 57 percent (up 4 percentage points). We are still well ahead of the national response rate (38 percent). Thank you very much!

The Wyoming cohort made a big jump by 15 percentage points (60 percent vs. 45 percent), followed by Alaska (58 percent vs. 47 percent), Seattle (46 percent vs. 42 percent), Montana (79 percent vs. 75 percent), and Spokane (63 percent vs. 61 percent). Idaho response rate remains the same at 61 percent.

The survey link is sent directly by If you have not filled out the survey yet, you should have received an email on Dec. 1; a follow-up email will be sent on Dec. 15. The survey will close on Jan. 1, 2023.

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!