MS3 Class Information – March 21, 2024

AOA nominations and application open through March 31

The UW Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) chapter is now accepting nominations and applications for their spring “junior” election. More information about the process and eligibility is available here:

Please submit your nominations and/or application before 10:45 p.m. AK, 11:45 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 31, and 12:45 a.m. MT on April 1:

  1. Nominate your MS4 peers:
  2. Nominate residents/faculty/alumni:
  3. Submit your application:

Thinking about Step 2? Academic Support has your back!

USMLE drop-in tutoring sessions run on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m. AK, 6:30 p.m. PT, 7:30 p.m. MT. These sessions are staffed by tutors who know their stuff about Step 1 and Step 2, bring your questions!

Step 2 group tutoring sessions run on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. AK, 6:30 p.m. PT, 7:30 p.m. MT. Each Step 2 group tutoring session is run by two tutors who prepare a topic every week to discuss in depth.

Individual tutoring for Step 2 CK: These 1:1 tutoring sessions are ideal for students who have attended the group tutoring sessions, attended drop-in sessions and still had more questions.

  • Students can meet with a Step 2 tutor as often as 1 time per week as they prepare to take Step 2 CK.
  • Sign up to participate in the Step 2 tutoring sessions here:

Access the Step 2 Group Session recordings here: (Click on “AS-Step 2”)

Otolaryngology opportunity

From time to time, we share opportunities outside of UW Medicine:

Emergency medicine: Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia’ Department of Emergency Medicine is offering a Visiting Medical Student Diversity Scholarship for students who would like to complete the EM sub-internship starting in August, September or October. For more information, see their flyer.

Several specialties: The UConn Visiting Elective for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM) is accepting applications for visiting students in their fourth year. A wide variety of specialties are included. For more information, see their website

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

As you finish up your Patient Care Phase, now is the time to review Career Advising’s steps to prepare for residency application to set you up for success this application season. Scattering this prep in early on will save a lot of stress when you’re trying to focus on important rotations, like Sub-I’s in your chosen field. If you’re still feeling uncertain about fourth-year schedule strategy, ask your career advisor or specialty career advisor to go over it with you.

– Written by Updated by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs

In case you missed it, here is the previous issue of the student newsletter for MS3s.

Have a wonderful week!