MS1 Class Information – April 25, 2024

Volunteer opportunity for National Board of Medical Examiners

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME ) is updating the user interface of their examination software, and they are looking for student volunteers to take an exam with the new interface and then answer some questions about it. They are offering you the ability to take a free version of the CBSSA (Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment).

For those of you who don’t know, this is the gold standard that you will use in your dedicated study time for Step 1. You’ll also get a $50 Amazon gift card for participating. Anyone interested in applying to be a participant in the user experience study can do so here:

ICYMI: Get ready for career planning

This is a friendly reminder that you can schedule your Intro to Career Planning appointment anytime through May. If you are interested in any of the very competitive specialties listed in the career planning timeline, please meet with your career advisor sooner rather than later. Email your career advisor if you can’t find a time that works for your schedule.

Plan about an hour for prep steps before your meeting:

ICYMI: Schedule now to have your Curriculum Vitae (CV) reviewed by Career Advising

Have your CV reviewed and edited by Career Advising as part of a CV group session. Click this link to register – space is limited. In advance of the session, a career advisor will review your CV and provide personalized feedback after the session. During the group session, advisors will address common themes for improvement and answer your questions. Career advisors encourage all Foundation students to have a completed CV by the time they start the Patient Care Phase. The advisors encourage all MS3s to begin working on this document now in preparation for residency applications this fall. All half-hour sessions are virtual and start at 11 a.m. AK, noon PT, 1 p.m. MT. The sessions are open to all students. Instructions for how to prepare are given at the time of registration. Register now.

Upcoming sessions are on these Fridays:

  • May 3 and 17

Visit Career Advising’s CV webpage for more information.

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

We hope you enjoyed Spring break! Use your AAMC account to take this fun assessment and see what specialty you might fit well in. If you already have the results, discuss them with your career advisor and College mentor. Let your results help guide your summer research, online career exploration, informational interviews, shadowing, etc. Don’t forget to meet with your career advisor if you haven’t already.

  • Reviewed 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 most recent newsletter for MS1s.

Have a fantastic week!