Reminder: Keep your Service & Activity Tracker up to date
What it is: The Service & Activity Tracker is a place to record, on an ongoing-basis, information on all your extracurricular involvement and service learning/volunteer activities over the course of your four years at UWSOM.
Why/when this will be helpful:
- An up-to-date tracker will help you to apply for the annual UWSOM Service Award. More details about this award will be sent out in the Spring, but it is important that students start tracking their service now.
- During Foundations, students create a CV in preparation for their residency application. The information and reflections that you record in the Tracker will be instrumental in developing your CV. Use the CV template and resources on the career advising website.
To access the Tracker, go to: Service & Activity Tracker.
To access your data: To find a summary of your activity data, go to this link and click on the Student Service and Activity Tracker box.
The school recommends that you keep your Tracker up to date in real time by inputting information each time you participate in an event or activity.
Career Advising updates
Office Hours: Career Advising Office Hours for next week, Aug. 21 to 24, are dedicated to MS4’s questions about residency applications. If you have a time-sensitive question next week, please email email@example.com instead of coming to Office Hours. A career advisor will get back to you within five days. Thank you for supporting our MS4s!
Meetings: Meanwhile, from mid-August to Oct. 3, the career advisors are very busy in 1-1 meetings with MS4s and prepping for fall advising. The advisors are not usually able to meet with other students during this time. If you have an urgent question or issue, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a career advisor will try to get back to you within five days. You are welcome to bring quick questions to Office Hours, but if your question can wait until after Oct. 3, that would help free up time for MS4s and the career advisors. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
ICYMI: 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!
The group meets every third Monday of the month via Zoom. If you have any questions, or if you haven’t received the Zoom link, please contact email@example.com.
“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!