MS1 Class Information – March 21, 2024

Seattle students, DEADLINE TODAY Thursday, March 21, for job-shadowing options

The Emergency Medicine Student Programs Team at Harborview Medical Center and UWMC-Montlake Emergency Departments are offering job-shadow opportunities again this quarter.   

You should not sign up for shadowing shifts that interfere with your classes or required activities such as college hospital tutorials, clinical skills, primary care practicum, and webinars.

This opportunity is for first- and second-year students in Seattle; if you know of other opportunities within WWAMI, please let us know so we can share.

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 and 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 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

If you haven’t met with your career advisor yet, get your meeting scheduled anytime from Monday, March 18 through the end of May at a time that works with your schedule! Your career advisor can talk with you about your specialty interests including the timing of when you’ll get connected with specialty advisors. Read the extracurriculars advice found in the Foundations Phase section of the Specialty Guides for two specialties that you are interested in.

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

In case you missed it, here is a link to the previous newsletter for MS1s.

Have a wonderful week!