MS3 Class Information – March 23, 2023

Heads up about coming survey

This is a message from Sara Kim, Ph.D., associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: I hope you are doing well. I am reaching out to you about the End-of-Patient Care Phase Survey that will launch on Tuesday, March 28. You will receive a link via email to complete the survey.

As I shared during the class meeting, 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.

This year, your input is doubly important because of its significance for the accreditation status reports.

The school currently has the following four outstanding citations:

  1. Your satisfaction with ease of accessing scholarly opportunities and sufficiency of information about opportunities
  2. Your satisfaction with Foundations campus facilities
  3. Your satisfaction with quality of academic advising
  4. Your satisfaction with the school’s guidance on accessing healthcare services

We are providing the following survey incentives 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)

After the survey closes in May, my unit will produce a report which will be shared with you. Also, please watch out for interim reports in the weekly newsletters regarding the school’s continuous quality improvement efforts towards resolving the above cited elements.

Thank you in advance for your time and input.

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

If you’re applying to away rotations, a lot of this work will be super useful once you start your residency application! Regardless, review Career Advising’s steps to prepare for residency application to set you up for success this application season.

Scattering in this prep early on will save a lot of stress when you’re trying to focus on important rotations (like Sub-I’s in your chosen field). If you’re still feeling uncertain about fourth-year schedule strategy, ask your Career Advisor or Specialty Career Advisor to go over it with 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 MS3s.

Have a great week!