MS3 Class Information – Jan. 4, 2024

If you are interested in doing an away rotation during Explore & Focus

WHAT: Career Advising’s Away Rotation Planning Session with a panel of MS4s

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 11, 5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT.



SLIDES: Emailed the day of the session

Before this session, please read the away rotation recommendations in the specialty guides. The Registration team will send an email in January with away rotation information including how to get your Visiting Student Learning Opportunity (VSLO) access. VSLO is the AAMC’s application system for away rotations.

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

We hope you had a restful winter break! With the new year, it may be helpful to take stock of where you are and where you are going.

Complete AAMC CiM’s Specialty Indecision Scale as part of your process for continuing to narrow down to two specialties of interest (with different levels of competitiveness) by Spring if possible.

If your specialty recommends away rotations, now is the time to review how away rotations work, finish updating your CV, and start your VSLO application components, including gathering a letter of recommendation. The UWSOM Registration Team has put together a great compilation of resources regarding away rotations on their website . Many programs offer scholarships so be sure to look at the websites of programs you are interested in, particularly their GME or Justice/Equity/Diversity/Inclusion department site. Also, the AAMC lists URiM Opportunities for Visiting Students, and there’s a separate site called Funded Away Rotations for Minority Medical Students (FARMS) Database.

– Written by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy.

In case you missed it, here is the previous issue of the student newsletter for MS3s.

Have a wonderful week!