MS4 Class Information – March 14, 2024

Best wishes for Match Day, MS4s!

Repeated from the front page: Graduating students, we know we speak for everyone at the school as we wish you a good day tomorrow, Match Day. We’re sad to lose you as readers of this newsletter in a few months, but we’re thrilled to think of you as doctors serving the community.

This year, due to student and faculty demand, the School of Medicine is creating a publicly available match list, which will include data such as student names, specialty, residency program, location, etc. Your information will only be included if you choose to opt-in. You can opt in (or out) at any time before or after Match Day through this link. This public list will go live the week following Match.

If you are posting on social media after Match – and whether you do that is entirely up to you – please use the hashtags #WWAMIMatch and #HuskyMatch. If you’d like us to post any images from you or a regional event on Friday, you know where to find us. Many students and prospective students watch these channels, so we love to help share your good news.

A note for students at the Seattle event: If you are a student from a Foundations site other than Seattle, please look for people holding up signs reading, “Are You an Idaho WWAMI Student?” “Are You a Spokane WWAMI Student?” etc. With your permission, we want to be sure to get photos of you to share with your proud regional deans and staff.

Update on your GQ survey & reminder that you’re not just helping the school, but earning a chance to win a prize

Here is a message from Sara Kim, Ph.D., research professor, surgery, associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: Thank you to those of you who helped raise the school’s response rate to the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire to 22 percent (up 10 percentage points over last week). The national rate is 30 percent. Please see the graph to compare regional response rates. Montana and Idaho have exceeded a 30 percent response mark at 35 percent and 32 percent, respectively, followed by Spokane (22 percent), Wyoming (20 percent), Seattle (16 percent), and Alaska (14 percent).

We are offering exciting incentives this year in pursuit of our goal of an 85 percent response. Please refer to the table below that specifies how $20 gift cards will be raffled based on the size of each campus-based cohort. We will draw names when the survey closes. It’s important that you keep the receipt issued by AAMC to receive the gift card (or you can forward it to if you would like us to keep it in case your name is drawn).


Campus # of Gift Cards ($20) raffled if Campus Response Rates Reach 60% TOTAL # of $20 Gift Cards if Campus Response Rates Reach 85% If Campus Response Rates Reach 100%
Seattle 11 22 Any unused gift cards will be raffled to the campus cohort(s) reaching 100%
Spokane 7 14
Wyoming 2 4
Alaska 2 4
Montana 3 6
Idaho 4 8

Important note about prizes: According to the UW policy, student employees (e.g., tutors, research assistants, hourly workers, etc.) cannot receive a gift card. If you win the raffle as a student employee, we will send alternative items of $20 value from Amazon.

To find the survey link, please look for an email sent by AAMC (

Note about timing: AAMC is planning an online exit interview and loan repayment workshop on Thursday, March 28 (5 p.m. AK, 6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT). You will receive registration information through email. The webinar may be helpful in your response to the GQ survey. If you plan to attend this webinar, please take the survey after the session. If you are not planning to attend the webinar, please take the survey now.

Thank you so much for your time and input into the survey!

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

Have a wonderful week!