MS3 Class Information – April 25, 2024

Road to Residency newsletter arrives Friday

This is a message from Career Advising for students applying to residency in 2024. On Friday afternoon, April 26, you will receive your first biweekly Road to Residency Newsletter from Career Advising. This marks the kickoff of the residency application and Match season. The goal of the newsletter is to break down each part of the application and provide you with timely resources, advice and updates throughout the season so you can submit the strongest residency application possible. Along with our Applying to Residency webpage the Road to Residency newsletter is our most used resource by students applying to residency. After you receive the newsletter, it will be posted on our newsletter archive webpage so you will never miss important content.

Here is what a few graduating MS4s have to say about the Road to Residency Newsletter:

“LOVED the biweekly newsletter because it had all the information I needed in one place. It made the whole process feel less overwhelming because I could focus on a smaller list of things that I need to accomplish before I had to worry about the next steps.”

“The residency newsletter was a vital way for me to keep track of things and make sure that nothing was slipping through the cracks. The timeline/priority listings of these events/assignments were very helpful.”

Opportunities outside UW Medicine

Diversifying pathway: Michigan Medicine offers a Health Equity Visiting Clerkship. You can learn more through their flyer. The aim of the clerkship is to diversify the pathway and develop leadership skills to advance diversity, health equity, and inclusion. Students must be accepted through VSLO to qualify for the HEVC. In addition to completing the VSLO application, students must apply for the HEVC using the supplemental application.

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 most recent newsletter for MS3s.

Have a fantastic week!