MS2 Class Information – Feb. 1, 2024

Deadline for swap/trade is Wednesday, Feb. 7

Here’s a reminder that the deadline to submit swap/trade requests for Patient Care clerkships scheduled for Spring 2024-Winter 2025 is Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at 4 p.m. AK, 5 p.m. PT, 6 p.m. MT.

You must complete BOTH steps to request a change to your Patient Care schedule:

STEP 1: Review your schedule, decide what you have interest in changing and locate another student willing to swap/trade. FERPA prohibits us from releasing any student’s schedule to other students, so your classmates coordinate this. Note that completing this step does not officially change your schedule. You must also complete Step 2.

STEP 2: You and the other student requesting the swap/trade must EACH submit a PCP Swap/Trade Request Form created by Registration. Only then have you officially requested a swap/trade.

Patient Care changes after swap/trade ends are only made with the approval of a Student Affairs dean for an extenuating circumstance out of your control (e.g., illness or personal/family emergency). Note that approved schedule changes are subject to availability and may result in rotation drops and/or a delay in graduation.  You must meet with a Student Affairs Dean to obtain approval.

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

Editor’s note: We expect a new tip next week.

We know you’re focused on Step 1 studying now, so lean into that and put specialty and career planning on hold. Make sure you have a weekly schedule with at least one full day off. Folks usually study for 10 hours daily but do what is best for you!

Since Step 1 is now pass/fail, consider taking the exam once you are achieving comfortable passing scores consistently in UWorld and on NBME’s. It is normal to score under 50 percent when starting UWorld, so don’t let this discourage you! Once you take the exam, use the rest of your break to relax and do the things you love. This can give you the reset you need before heading into clerkships. Good luck everyone!

  • Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs. Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. 

In case you missed it, here is a link to the previous newsletter for MS2s.

Have a wonderful week!