MS1 Class Information – Nov. 16, 2023

Pilot Pathway opens for focus on Clinical and Translational Research

The application is available for a pilot Pathway on Clinical and Translational Research. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2023. You can find more information about the Pathway including a list of FAQs online. Questions? Contact Pathway Director Mark Whipple, M.D. or Pathway Administrator Aric Lane.

ICYMI: 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.

ICYMI: 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 Winn CIPP 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!