MS3 Class Information – April 4, 2024

Please take the Specialty & Residency Planning Survey

This Friday, April 5, you will receive an email from with the subject line, Response Needed: Specialty & Residency Planning Survey for Match 2025 – Due April 16.

The email contains a Qualtrics survey link and is a trustworthy email.

Because Qualtrics is new to us, the email will say “from an untrusted sender” — but this is a trustworthy link for a required survey. So you can be prepared, here is an image of what the warning looks like. But please do take the survey.

screenshot of an untrusted sender alert

If you have any questions, please contact

Internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, general surgery and other opportunities

University of Nebraska Medical Center is offering an internal medicine visiting externship. The deadlines to apply are April 30 and July 1. For more information, see their site.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina is offering a Diversity Scholarship for visiting orthopaedic surgery clerkship students. You can apply on their site. The school’s website also lists other GME opportunities in other specialties.

The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, is offering the Broadening Equity and Access in Medicine (BEAM) Scholars Visiting Elective Program. Students will receive a $2,500 scholarship, address health care access disparities and network with a resident mentor. For more information, see their site.

Tulane University’s School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting “Fridays with the OMA” featuring the general surgery resident program. You can learn more about the school’s offerings and New Orleans on their Zoom invitation page.

Road to Residency Tip of the Month from the Career Advising Student Advisory Board

Many of you are finishing Patient Care Phase. After Step 2, you will do rotations in the field(s) you wish to enter. Now is the time to contact your specialty career advisor(s), if you are not already sure you are on their advising list. Get on the advisor’s radar for your top two specialties so you are ready when the new application cycle begins. Provide them with your grades, Step 1 and 2 results, activities and background so they can support you with application strategies based upon their assessment of your competitiveness and your goals.

– Reviwed 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 the previous issue of the student newsletter for MS3s.

Have a wonderful week!