MS4 Class Information – April 25, 2024

ICYMI: Please evaluate Career Advising services and resources

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 Physician’s Oath & Hooding in May. 

AAMC Graduation Questionnaire Response Rate Update

Thank you to all of you who helped raise the school’s response rate by 4 percentage points to reach 54 percent. The national rate is 64 percent. The survey link is sent directly to you by AAMC, We know searching for the AAMC email is a hassle; this is why we are doubly thankful for your completion of the survey.

Here is a round of thanks including Montana boosting their rate by 18 percentage points, reaching 79 percent followed by Alaska (55 percent, up 5 points). Our largest cohort, Seattle, exceeded the 40 percent mark, reaching 41 percent and Gonzaga is at 47 percent, up 2 points from last week. Idaho (76 percent) and Wyoming (60 percent) responses remain the same as last week.


Please refer to the table below that specifies how $20 gift cards will be raffled based on the size of each campus-based cohort. We will draw names when the survey closes. It’s important that you keep the receipt issued by AAMC to receive the gift card (or you can forward it to if you would like us to keep it in case your name is drawn). 

Thank you so much for your time and input into the survey! 

  • Sara Kim, Ph.D., Research Professor, Surgery, Associate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement, 


Campus # of Gift Cards ($20) raffled if Campus Response Rates Reach 60% TOTAL # of $20 Gift Cards if Campus Response Rates Reach 85% If Campus Response Rates Reach 100%
Seattle 11 22 Any unused gift cards will be raffled to the campus cohort(s) reaching 100%
Spokane 7 14
Wyoming 2 4
Alaska 2 4
Montana 3 6
Idaho 4 8

*According to the UW policy, student employees (e.g., tutors, research assistants, hourly workers, etc.) cannot receive a gift card. If you win the raffle as a student employee, we will send alternative items of $20 value from Amazon. 

For expanded MS4s: 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.”

Also for expanded MS4s: Diversifying pathway

Michigan Medicine offers a Health Equity Visiting Clerkship (HVEC). 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 Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) to qualify for the HEVC. In addition to completing the VSLO application, students must apply for the HEVC using the supplemental application.

ICYMI: Here is a link to the latest newsletter for MS4s.

Have a fabulous week!