MS2 Class Information – May 4, 2023

Notice for MS2s with a clerkship drop due to Step 1 delay

If you are an MS2s with a clerkship drop due to Step 1 delay. please schedule a meeting with your career advisor.

It is important for you to meet with your career advisor to ensure you have the information you need for your career planning, and so they can answer your questions. Students often schedule this meeting after taking Step 1, but some students find it helpful to meet sooner. Please book your appointment with your career advisor at the time that is most helpful to you. Your career advisor is here to support you in navigating the path ahead.


Reminder to please take the latest survey

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

Please see the graph below that shows a 47 percent response rate at the school level. We are also sharing the percentage of students who started but haven’t had a chance to complete the survey. If all pending surveys are completed, the school’s rate will approach 60 percent with Alaska at 84 percent and Montana at 78 percent.

Please look for an email from that contains a customized survey link for you to use.

Here are the incentives, a chance for you to win: 

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

 Thank you everyone! 

Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month 

We hope you are enjoying the transition from Foundation to Patient Care Phase! You can always ask your “big doc” for tips on these rotations, as we have done them all already. Make sure you read the web page for each rotation and keep grading policies in mind. Use those study skills from MS2 to study for the NBME shelf exams! 

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 a link to the previous newsletter for MS2s.

Have a terrific week!