MS4 Class Information – Jan. 4, 2024

Information about Transition to Residency

You received a message about Transition to Residency on Dec. 20 through the medyr4ad Listserv. Be sure to check that message for details about TTR. The first week of the course is virtual, and the second week is in-person in Seattle.

Transition to Residency 2024 will take place on:

  • Week 1 (all virtual): Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Week 2 (all in-person): Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23, 2024

See the email for information about travel, scheduling, and more. Two action items:

Plenary speaker nominations needed!

Our Foundations site plenary speakers are the closest thing the UWSOM has to “graduation speakers”. We count on you to nominate your colleagues for this amazing and important honor. Please take a couple of minutes to nominate a speaker. You can nominate people from your Foundations site or others. Use this link to submit nominations.

Story Slam storytellers needed!

Story Slam is a unique opportunity for students to share their experiences in medical school in a storytelling fashion with their class. Patterned after the podcast, The Moth, we are looking for a wide range of stories that reflect the authentic experiences of your graduating class.  Please think about yourself or consider nudging a classmate that you know has an important story to tell. Please use this link to make a submission for the event.

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

Expanded MS4s, 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.

ICYMI: First-in-family college grads sought for hourlong interview; $50 gift card incentive

A group of UW medical education researchers would like to interview fourth-year UWSOM medical students who are first in their family to graduate college about their noncurricular activities.

Subjects would participate in an hourlong interview in person or over a video call. Participants will receive a $50 gift card.  If you are interested in participating in this study, please sign up at this link:

For questions, please email the study PI, Alex Garrett, M.D., acting instructor and medical education research fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, UWSOM.

In case you missed it, here is the previous newsletter for MS4s.

Have a wonderful week!