MS1 Class Information – Sept. 7, 2023

ICYMI: Updates from the Office of Healthcare Equity

Pathway applications:

Pathway applications are open through Dec. 1, 2023.

The Office of Healthcare Equity (OHCE) application process is a rolling application cycle, but please note the office will reach out to EVERYONE who has applied by the Dec. 1 deadline with next steps and future information, goals and timelines.

Here’s where you can find information about the OHCE Pathways. Click on the link and then,”Apply for Pathway.”

Office of Healthcare Equity-sponsored non-clinical elective classes:

(This content also appears in the all-student newsletter. We include it here as it relates to the Pathways described above.)

Here are non-clinical electives sponsored by the Office of Healthcare Equity for Autumn 2023. You do NOT have to apply for a Pathway to register for a non-clinical elective sponsored by OHCE; interested and engaged students are always welcome!

For full descriptions and more information about each class, please see this page with information about the non-clinical electives. The classes begin at 4:30 p.m. AK, 5:30 p.m. PT, 6:30 p.m. MT.

  • FAMED 561 LGBTQ Health Disparities: Mondays, Oct. 2 to Dec. 4. Requirement for the Underserved Pathway.
  • MED 557 Hispanic Health Disparities: Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. Requirement for the Latinx Health Pathway.
  • FAMED 525 African American Health Disparities, Past, Present & Future Issues: Thursdays, Sept. 28 to Dec. 7. Requirement for the Black Health Justice Pathway.

Career Advising Office Hours update

Career Advising Office Hours next week, Sept. 11 to 14, are dedicated to MS4’s residency application questions. If you have a time-sensitive question during this week, please email instead of coming to Office Hours. A career advisor will get back to you as soon as they can. Thank you for supporting our MS4s!

Meanwhile, until Oct. 3, the career advisors are very busy in 1-1 meetings with MS4s and prepping for fall advising. Career advisors are not able to meet with other students during this time. If you have an urgent question or issue, please email 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. The team thanks you for your patience and understanding

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

We hope you are enjoying finishing your first block! You may have been thinking about getting involved in shadowing, research, and interest groups, but it is still early; take your time so you don’t overcommit. Instead, prepare for Infections & Immunity (I&I) and just as before, it will be a lot of content very quickly. Planning is ideal.

The micro section of Sketchy is going to be a very valuable resource. Try to map out which videos you will need to watch daily or weekly.

Some students start taking Pathways electives, and this can be a great way to gain a well-rounded medical education. Check out the FAMED 525 African American Health Disparities course which will be available to all WWAMI students on Zoom and in person, offered every Autumn quarter. This course has been revamped by the co-founders (E19 students) of the Black Health Justice Pathway and will be the first course at UWSOM to discuss various topics such as abolition, community organizing, mental health, the history of Midwifery & Ob/Gyn in the U.S., and mass incarceration — with experts from the Black community in, and outside of, academia.

  • 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 MS1s.

Have a wonderful week!