MS3 Class Information – April 18, 2024

A Message from Career Advising

Please take 5 minutes to complete the Career Advising Evaluation of Services & Resources survey. Your input helps us continue to provide comprehensive services & resources for all medical students.  

We wish you all the very best in the weeks ahead and we look forward to celebrating with many of you at Physicians Oath & Hooding in May. 

May 1 deadline to apply for the 2024 Pisacano Scholarship

Application link: 

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership program is designed to provide educational programs, leadership training, and funding to lower medical-school-related debt. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period. Students who have committed to the field of family medicine and will enter their fourth year in medical school in the fall of 2024 may apply. The PLF will award up to 10 scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

The Pisacano Leadership Foundation (PLF) seeks to advance family medicine by providing well-educated, community-minded leaders in primary care. By aiding students who demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to family medicine, scholarship, leadership, character, interpersonal skills, and community service, the PLF will promote the development of the future leaders in the specialty. 

If you have questions about the application, please contact Jane Ireland with the American Board of Family Medicine: / 859-287-0948. 

ICYMI: 4-week electives at Mount Sinai Health System

Icahn School of Medicine’s Visiting Electives Program for Students Underserved in Medicine (VEPSUM) Fellowship offers four-week electives in several specialties 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. 

ICYMI: 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.

ICYMI: Here is a link to the April 11 newsletter for MS3s.

Have a fantastic week!