MS1 Class Information – Nov. 9, 2023

Directory of faculty projects is now available

You can now view the Triple I Canvas site and Summer Research Database. Keep an eye on the sites for updates and look for announcements from

Students who choose Scholarship of Discovery (SoD) and Integration (SoI) will complete their modules on this Canvas site, but SoD/SoI modules will not open until after the application and acceptance process has been completed for the Triple I department.

RUOP timing update

The final commitment deadline for the Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) will be Friday, Jan. 19, 2023. Applications open Dec. 1, 2023, and close on Jan. 4, 2024.

Consider attending an information session for more information:

Sessions already took place in Seattle and Alaska. A recording of the Seattle session will be available in late November (More information:

For questions about Alaska, contact Shyla Dema ( and Barb Doty, M.D. (

Introduction to Career Planning sessions 

Seattle students:

Session content includes:

  • Key information and resources to support specialty and career exploration
  • Preparing for 1:1 Career Advising appointments. These happen anytime January through May 2024.
  • Answering your career planning questions! We will send you the slide deck in advance so you can review it and bring questions.

Your career advisors, Linh Ngo and Sarah Thomson, look forward to seeing you at this session.

Email with any questions.

Idaho students:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, 11:30 a.m.
  • Room 160
  • Lunch will be provided

Set yourself up for success in career planning from Foundations to Match with Career Advisor Tonja Brown.

This session will give you the key basic concepts and resources that every MS1 needs to know to create a career plan. Brown will:

  • Answer your questions around career and specialty exploration
  • Provide information and resources to launch your exploration
  • Prepare you for 1:1 MS1 Career Advising Appointments, which will happen in winter and spring quarters

Spokane students:

Set yourself up for success in career planning from Foundations to Match with Career Advisor Tonja Brown.

Wyoming students:

  • Friday, Nov 17; 11:45 a.m., MT
  • Health Sciences Room 460

Montana students:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, Noon, MT
  • Lecture Hall

Clinical research summer externship available

The Robert A. Winn Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP) for medical students is designed to increase diversity in clinical trials and transform the clinical research landscape.

Winn CIPP is a 6-week intensive and immersive summer service-learning externship that provides medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM) and/or from a disadvantaged background with opportunities to experience and participate in clinical research conducted in community-based clinical research settings.

There are several programs around the country. To learn much more about this opportunity, visit the Winn Awards website. Apply by Jan. 8, 2024.

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

Now that you’re getting used to medical school, use your AAMC account to take this fun assessment to see what specialties you might fit well in. Let your results help guide your summer research, shadowing, etc.

If you enjoy this one, the AAMC has other assessments (specialties based on values, personality, skills) that you can take here.

  • 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!