MS2 Class Information – Feb. 22, 2024

N95 Fit Testing deadline is March 31, 2024

In-person N95 fit testing is required for all students beginning or continuing in Patient Care Phase clerkships in the academic year 2024-25. E-22 MSTP students, and E-22 students who will be on a leave of absence for the entirety of AY 2024-25, are exempt from this requirement.

The deadline for completing this requirement is March 31, 2024, regardless of when you are starting your first clerkship.

If you will be doing fit testing outside of Seattle, please order your N95s NOW so you can receive them in the mail prior to the start of the testing period on March 1.

There is much more to have and know about this requirement, including a fit testing order form. For much more information, see the email you received through the medyr2ad Listserv on the late afternoon of Feb. 14.

ICYMI: Explore specialties though this AAMC webinar

The AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum, hosted by its Careers in Medicine (CiM) program, is Thursday, March 28, 2024. The three-hour session starts at 9 a.m. AK, 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT.

For: First- and second-year medical students early in their specialty exploration.

Cost: Free!

Participating specialties: allergy and immunology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, hematology, hospice and palliative medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, internal medicine-pediatrics, medical genetics, neurological surgery, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, preventive medicine, psychiatry, radiology, urology.

Event description: This annual event works to provide equitable access to specialty exposure, where medical students can view resources, chat with residents, specialty representatives, and AAMC staff and attend a live presentation and Q&A with physicians about their specialty choice.

Information and recordings will be offered to students who are unable to attend during the scheduled time. Register now for this great opportunity to learn about specialties.

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

We hope Step 1 Dedicated is going well. We won’t overwhelm you with any career advising tasks but pay attention to which topics you’re enjoying reviewing. This might be a helpful clue as to which specialty you will enjoy one day. Keep up the great work!

  • Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs, M.D. 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!