MS2 Class Information – March 23, 2023

Need to access your letter of good standing?

For instructions on how to do just that open the “Where can I go for help?” section on the eValue Launch page, then click on the User Guide Library.
From there find “How to View my Letters of Good Standing in my Personal Record” in the Student Guides.

Please take the End of Foundations survey

This is a message from Sara Kim, Ph.D., associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: I will be updating you weekly on the response rates of the End-of-Foundations Phase survey. A survey link was emailed to you on March 14. We will be sending out periodic reminders.

As I shared during the Transition to Clerkship, the feedback you provide is essential for two reasons:

(a) achieving compliance with the medical school’s accreditation requirements

(b) conducting continuous quality improvement for addressing gaps in educational programs

After the survey closes in May, my unit will produce a report which will be shared with you.

I thank 47 of you who already completed the survey (18 percent participation). Here is a regional campus breakdown, which you can also see in the graphic. Montana has already reached 32 percent, followed by Seattle, 21 percent, Wyoming 20 percent, Idaho, 16 percent, and Spokane, 14 percent. We don’t have any respondents from Alaska. With your help, we would love to achieve a rate of 80 percent participation.

Here are the incentives we are providing this year:

  • 1 Amazon Kindle ($100)
  • 2 Amazon Fire Tablets ($60)
  • 2 Portable Chargers ($50)
  • 1 Wireless Earbuds ($50)
  • 3 Portable Stanley Adventure Travel Tumblers ($30)

At the Transition to Clerkship session, I reported that 2022 student satisfaction with the Explore & Focus Phase was 70 percent. An astute comment by a medical student led our team to uncover an error. The correct satisfaction rate is 87.3 percent. I hope this is helpful.

Thank you everyone, and I look forward to updating you on the response rate.


Please sign the Essential Requirements form

A message from Maya G. Sardesai, M.D., M.Ed., assistant dean for Student Development: This message is intended for students who are entering or continuing in Patient Care Phase clerkships in AY 2023-24, including students returning from a leave of absence. The deadline is March 31, 2023.


1. review the document “Essential Requirements and Technical Standards for Medical Education” 


2. complete the online acknowledgement of review form.  

Hopefully, you remember reviewing and signing this document when you completed your secondary application for the University of Washington School of Medicine. We ask all students to review and sign this again as they transition to their clinical training.


·       We want you to be aware and reminded of the expectations the school has of you as you move to your clinical training.

·       In addition, we want to remind you that if you have a disability, or have developed a disability, you are encouraged to access the resources available to you. Please contact UW Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at to request and receive accommodations or to make any updates needed for your clinical training. 

REQUIRED   Please review the above document and then complete the online acknowledgement of review form.

If you have questions or concerns, please email to schedule an appointment, or contact UW Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at uwdrs@uw.eduor call 206 543-8924.  These conversations are kept confidential. 

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

Once you’re done with Step 1, review the three short videos on Specialty Exploration & Residency Planning During Patient Care Phase: Video 1 (14 minutes), Video 2 (7 minutes) and Video 3 (4 minutes).

If you have follow-up questions about the PCP elective time and effectively leveraging your clerkships for specialty exploration and residency, you can come to Career Advising’s Office Hours via Zoom, M-Th, 11-12pm AK, 12-1pm PT, 12-1pm MT. The career advisors will be there to help you.

  • 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!