MS2 Class Information – April 6, 2023

Update #3: EndofFoundations Phase Survey Response Rates + Incentives 

This is a message from Sara Kim, Ph.D., associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement.

Dear MS2/Rising MS3 students, 

You helped raise the response rate over the past week by 7% (32% vs. 25%) [Please see the graph below].  This positive trend is credited to wonderful contributions by all campuses.  

We have two campuses with a 10% jump in the rates: Spokane (29% vs. 19%) and Montana (46% vs. 36%). Then comes Idaho (+8%, 26% vs. 18%), followed by Alaska (+6%, 32% vs. 26%), Wyoming (+5%, 40% vs. 35%), and Seattle (+4%, 31% vs. 27%). To have all campuses nearing or exceeding the 30% mark is so positive at this stage of the survey.  

Graph showing End-of-Explore & Focus Phase Survey Response Rates in percentages.So, I thank you and ask you, if you haven’t already, please consider completing the survey. My team is reading all of the comments you have submitted so far.  

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) 

 Thank you everyone! 

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

For many of you, rotations have started. As you’re going through these rotations, it’s helpful to look at the daily work you’re doing, reflect and take notes on what you like and don’t like about it. Your future you will be grateful for those notes. 

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine Clinical Rotation Evaluation provides a format for you to record your thoughts and opinions.  

  • Do you love the operating room and working with your hands? 
  • Do you enjoy getting to sit down with patients for conversations? 
  • How important is continuity of care to you? 
  • Do you like high adrenaline situations? 
  • Do you prefer working in a hospital or a clinic? 

Answering these big-picture questions can help you narrow down on specialty options to explore further! Pay attention to which clerkship(s) keep you interested and inspired even when the work is tough, and you are tired.   

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 March 30, 2023 newsletter for MS2s.

Have a fantastic week!