MS3 Class Information – April 11, 2024

A Message from Career Advising

Last Friday you received a link to the Spring Specialty & Residency Planning Survey. 

All students entering Match 2025 are required to complete a short survey in April and July. We will follow up with you until we receive your response. If we don’t receive your response by April 14, we will loop in your College Mentor to contact you. 

This information is essential to the planning and advising process for your residency application and Match. Your information helps your Career Advisor, in partnership with your Specialty Career Advisor(s), know how best to support your specialty planning and residency application strategies. 

At the start of Explore & Focus (E&F), many students are undecided on their specialty and this is normal. The role of your Spring and early Summer E&F rotations is to support your specialty decision-making process and help you prepare a strong residency application. 

The Career Advisors are here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  


Office Hours via Zoom, M-W, 12-1pm PT: 

Opportunity outside of UW School of Medicine 

Several specialties: Icahn School of Medicine’s Visiting Electives Program for Students Underserved in Medicine (VEPSUM) Fellowship offers four-week electives at The Mount Sinai Health System to a limited number of qualified fourth-year medical students. The deadline to apply is April 21, 2024. For more information, see their flyer. 

Spring Junior AOA election results 

This past Monday evening, the UW Chapter of AOA held their spring election for Junior AOA members. Students were selected using a process that incorporates clerkship grades, feedback from peers, college mentors, and clerkship directors, in addition to lived experience statements, and information about their service and scholarly efforts. The students’ names were de-identified during the election process. 

The top 25 percent of the class is eligible to be considered for AOA. The chapter can elect up to 20 percent of the class in total. In the spring, the chapter elects a small portion of the overall total, and the remainder of the chapter will be elected as fourth year students in the fall, prior to the application due date for residency programs.  

Here is the list of newly elected junior AOA members who have permitted us to share this news; join us in congratulating them! 

  • Edwin Antonio 
  • Julio de Leon 
  • Mia Do 
  • Carter Eckhardt 
  • Emma Every 
  • Elana King-Nakaoka 
  • Sam Peterson 
  • Katie Sexton 
  • Lauren Taylor 

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!