MS1 Class Information – June 1, 2023

ICYMI: Applications open June 5 for Special Programs

The applications for Special Programs for the Patient Care Phase open on Monday, June 5, 2023. Programs include WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE), Olympia Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), Greater Seattle Option (GSO) and Track.

The Intro to Patient Care Webinar is linked on the clinical curriculum website.

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Survey response rate grows to 66 percent – thank you!

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

Your colleagues or perhaps you helped raise the survey response rates by 7 percentage points, and we are now at 66 percent. Looking at the graph below, we can see the largest weekly increase came from your Idaho peers (79 percent vs. 62 percent), followed by Spokane 65 percent vs. 55 percent)), Alaska (60 percent vs. 50 percent), Wyoming (80 percent vs. 75 percent), and Seattle (55 percent vs. 52 percent). Within a month, Wyoming and Montana achieved the goal of 80 percent.

We continue to welcome input by students from these sites as we ask the rest of you to contribute your voice to this important survey.

For those of you who started the survey, you can return to the same link and pick up from where you left off. The customized survey link is emailed directly to you every Tuesday afternoon from

Here is what you could win in the raffle:

  • 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)

New this month! Career Advising Student Advisory Board Tip of the Month

No matter what type of Triple I project you’re doing this summer, it may be possible to share it at a conference – for example, the Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum (WSMRF) — and/or get it published! This even includes non-traditional research options, like the Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP and Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP).

Let your mentors know you’re trying to do valuable and presentable work, ideally with some quantitative and qualitative data (e.g., surveys before and after your project). Presenting your work looks great on a CV! There is a small amount of funding that may be available for travel (keep an eye on this page for updates). 

Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.

Special repeated notice: Action required for disability accommodations for clerkship locations (If needed)

Students who require clerkship location accommodations to manage their personal medical conditions/disabilities must apply for and be approved by the university’s Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office prior to June 30. Because it can take two to five weeks, sometimes longer, to be approved for accommodation with DRS, you should start the process as soon as possible (and no later than June 16).

  • If you are not currently registered with DRS, please fill out a “new student application” and submit your documentation via the DRS services website.
  • If you are already receiving accommodation through DRS and want to discuss clerkship location, please schedule an appointment with Kowan Russell,

Additional information about the steps for requesting accommodation is outlined on the UW DRS “Getting Started” website.

In case you missed it, here is a link to the latest MS1 newsletter.

Have a fabulous week!