MS2 Class Information – Dec. 15, 2022

Y2Q survey update

This is an update from Sara Kim, associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Seven students completed the survey in the past week, bringing the school’s response rate to 60 percent!  If we had 27 students complete the survey over the next two weeks, we would reach 70 percent participation.

We continue to exceed the national average of 40 percent. Thank you very much for your time and for reaching out to share with me you completed the survey.

Montana students, you did it. You are the first cohort to exceed 80 percent this week (82 percent vs. 79 percent last week)! This truly is a milestone for the school.

Spokane students, three of you completed the survey and helped bring your campus response rate to 68 percent (vs. 63 percent).  The next accolade goes to the two Seattle students, who helped raise the response rate to 48 percent (vs. 46 percent) and one Idaho student whose class response rate now stands at 63 percent. There were no changes in Wyoming (60 percent) and Alaska (58 percent) response rates.

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!