MS2 Class Information – June 29, 2023

Please provide feedback for UW Medicine’s strategic planning

UW Medicine, the parent of UWSOM, is engaged in a strategic planning effort to clarify priorities and create a vision of the future that unites 31 academic departments, the offices of the vice deans and those who are within the umbrella of the UW School of Medicine. The first step in this process has been to engage direct feedback and input from the UWSOM community through facilitated listening sessions like the one students were invited to in May.

For those of you who were unable to attend the session, UW Medicine’s leadership encourages you to submit your feedback here no later than Monday, July 3. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our UW consultants leading this effort, Kurt O’Brien,, and Stephanie Schulz,

ICYMI: Deadline to apply for Special Programs is July 5

The applications for Special Programs are open! You can find information and an application in the links below for WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE), Olympia Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), Greater Seattle Option (GSO) and Track:

Applications close on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Late applications won’t be accepted.

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.

In case you missed it, here is a link to the previous newsletter for MS2s.

Have a terrific week!