MS2 Class Information – Oct. 12, 2023

The Y2Q survey is here; thank you for your help

Gabe Sarah, M.D., associate dean for Student Affairs and Sara Kim, Ph.D., associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement, thank the 18 students who took the time to complete, and the four students who started and saved, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Y2Q survey. AAMC emails the survey link directly to you. Here is our progress so far:

Drs. Sarah and Kim are happy to provide the following incentives for raffles. Please save the survey completion receipt for use if your name is drawn:

  • 3 wireless phone chargers ($20 worth)
  • 2 pairs of wireless earbuds ($50 worth)
  • 2 wireless mouses ($35 worth)
  • 5 insulated Thermos travel coffee mugs ($20 worth)

Thank you all for considering completing this national survey!

Reminder for students who will be preferencing for patient care: Deadline is TOMORROW, Friday

The deadline to enter preferences is tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at 3 p.m. AK, 4 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. MT. This is a hard close. The system will not reopen after the deadline (even if it’s 4:01 p.m. Pacific).

Have questions? Drop by and ask anytime tonight during an hourlong session, Thursday Oct. 12, 2023, starting at 5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT and 7 p.m. MT at

Happy preferencing!

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

This month, we want to share an opportunity for career exploration and mentorship!

UWSOM’s Alumni Association invites you to participate in Student-Alumni Informational Discussions (SAID). It’s your chance to connect with alumni and a small group of fellow students over Zoom or in person. They have a lot of available sessions in a wide range of specialties and career topics for you to join. Register today here.

  • 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!