MS2 Class Information – Sept. 21, 2023

What you need to know for Winter Quarter 2024 and Step 1 success

Heather McPhillips, M.D., MPH, associate dean for Curriculum, has a detailed message for MS2s with updates about the UWSOM Consolidation & Transition phase. You will definitely want to read it!

Read Dr. McPhillips message here.

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

Welcome back! Mind, Brain and Behavior (MBB) is a rigorous block, so make sure this is your main focus. In the background, especially if you didn’t have time over the summer, try to sprinkle in some Step 1 prep this fall. A good option is to get through as much Sketchy pharm and micro with Anki as you can.

I (Shanelle Briggs) know Step 1 is pass/fail, but as someone who just took Step 2, I can say that a lot carries over, and you’ll thank yourself for taking Step 1, seriously 😊. Knowing Sketchy will also set you up for success on rotations, as you’ll get asked these questions in person and on the shelf exams!

  • 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!