MS3 Class Information – June 15, 2023

ICYMI: Travel reimbursements may be delayed

The University of Washington is in the final month of a multi-year “finance transformation” process. During the transition between systems, all payments from the University will be paused for a brief period during the official switch from old to new systems. All reimbursements for travel that have not been submitted to the current system will have to wait until July 6 to be submitted to the new system.

If you have not already submitted a reimbursement request, you will not be reimbursed until mid-July at the earliest. The WWAMI travel team is working as quickly as possible to get all received requests paid now, but we cannot guarantee the payments will be approved in time to be paid before July. UWSOM doesn’t control the approval process; we just submit the requests to upper campus.

Please continue to submit reimbursement requests to, and we will process them in July, in the order received.


infographic with information about the residency meting

Save the Date, June 23 for Residency Application 101: Components & Strategies

This hourlong meeting on Friday, June 23, will focus on application components and advice and guidance for 2024 residency applications.

Time: 9 a.m. AK, 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT
The workshop will be recorded.

CV Group Review session on June 23

On the same day as Residency Application 101, June 23, Career Advising will offer an additional CV Group Review session, knowing that you will be on Themes Week. The half-hour session will start at 11 a.m. AK, noon PT and 1 p.m. MT.  The career advisors can accommodate up to 20 students at this session, double what they normally do. This is a great time to get your CV polished so that when your letter of recommendation (LOR) writers ask for it, you are ready to go!

Before attending a session utilize the resources and guidance provided on the Career Advising CV website.

Register online and submit your CV in advance.

Please share your experiences and feedback by June 23

Your colleagues helped raise the survey response rate by 5 percentage points, and we now stand at 64 percent. Please see the graph below that shows Montana, Idaho and Alaska cohorts registering the highest response rates (76 percent, 67 percent, 65 percent, respectively). Idaho students recorded the highest weekly increase of 11 percentage points (now at 67 percent) participation, followed by Seattle students (+6 percentage points, now at 62 percent).

 We will be leaving the survey open till June 23 when the OSCEs are completed. Please consider completing the survey so that the school can develop rigorous continuous quality improvement measures to help improve the quality of the educational program.

Here are the incentives we are offering through a 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) 

Career Advising Student Advisory Board – Tip of the Month

Now is a great time to start writing your personal statement! It is nice to have it done early so you know your narrative well when asked about it on your rotations in your desired field. You’ll also be able to give it to your letter writers so they get to know you better. They may even offer feedback! Of course, you’ll add more to it after your summer rotations, but get started on your Personal Statement now using the career advising resources.

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 MS3s.

Have a wonderful week!