MS4 Class Information – Jan. 25, 2024

Submit your nomination for the Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony keynote speaker

 You can submit your nomination for the ceremony keynote speaker now: The speaker must be a member of the UWSOM/WWAMI faculty. Nominations will close on Monday, Feb. 19.

SOAP student prep session

The Career Advising, Student Affairs, Counseling & Wellness, Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine teams are hosting a collaborative session in the lead-up to Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) and Match Week for students wanting to know more about SOAP.

If you didn’t receive the number of interviews you had originally aimed for and are curious about or want to understand how SOAP works, we encourage you to join us. Review Career Advising’s SOAP page in advance of the session.

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 2, 2024
  • Time: Ninety minutes, starting at 10:30 a.m. AK. 11:30 a.m. PT and 12:30 p.m. MT
  • Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 960 7957 0082
  • The presentation portion of this session will be recorded; the Q&A portion will not be recorded, for student privacy

Open Scheduling for E&F begins today, Jan. 25, 2024

Open Scheduling – the process of adjusting your Explore & Focus (E&F) schedule by adding or dropping courses – has begun for students taking E&F courses that start March 25 or later.

Check your inbox for an email from sent today, Thursday, January 25, for important details about how to request schedule changes.


Drop/add: Requests to drop or add a course MUST ARRIVE BY 11 a.m. AK, noon PT, 1 p.m. MT, on the Friday that is six weeks before a course is scheduled to start. Requests must be submitted via the Schedule Change Request form.    

Late drop/add: Course drops or adds six weeks or less before the official start date of an E&F course require permission from the department clerkship administrator.  Permission must be forwarded to UWSOM registration. A Schedule Change Request form must also be completed.    

Courses cannot be retroactively added after the official start date of the course.

Away rotations webinar is Jan. 30

About to start your E&F phase? Interested in learning about away electives? Not sure what you need to do to find one, apply for it, and get credit towards your M.D.?

Join us at the Away Rotations Webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT.

Check your inbox for an email from sent on January 23 for the invite and Zoom link.

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

Have a wonderful week!