MS2 Class Information – Aug. 10, 2023

Women of Color on Clerkship Virtual Support Group meets Monday, Aug. 21

The next Women of Color on Clerkship Virtual Support Group meeting is Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 4 p.m. AK, 5 p.m. PT, 6 p.m. MT.

Here is a message from Satoko Takeda, UWSOM student counselor: I’d like to invite all self-identified women of color, currently on clerkships, to this support group. Clerkships can often be overwhelming, as they require additional physical, mental, and schedule adjustments to deal with issues related to being a BIPOC, female-identifying medical student.

This group is designed to provide a safe space for women of color to connect and support one another in sharing their experiences during clerkship; as well as personal, academic, and social settings. This is an opportunity for you to empower yourself and your fellow women-of-color colleagues.

Benefits of this group include, but are not limited to:

  • Having a safe space to process unease and/or unpleasant emotions and thoughts
  • Receiving and provide supports to yourself and other fellow women of color colleagues
  • Feeling refreshed and empowered to continue your study!

If you haven’t received the Zoom link yet, please register to get it by sending an email to


“Tip of the Month” from the Career Advising Student Advisory Board

Consider setting up shadowing or research (even short case reports) within the specialties that you might like. Step 1 dedicated and clinical rotations come quickly, and you won’t have much time for these things once they start.

Use your AAMC CIM interest assessment as a launch for shadowing, especially if you are interested in specialties outside the third-year core clerkships

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



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


Have a wonderful week!