MS3 Class Information – May 2, 2024

ICYMI: Road to Residency newsletter has great value

This is a message from Career Advising for students applying to residency in 2024. On April 26, you received 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

Surgical rotation: Creighton University School of Medicine is offering a First-Generation Medical Student Elective within Surgery. Read more in their flyer.

Peer to peer: Road to Residency Tip of the Month

Now can be a great time to start brainstorming ideas for your personal statement using the Personal Statement Worksheet. It is nice to have your personal statement started early so you know your narrative well when asked about it on your rotations in your desired field. You’ll also be able to give the statement to your letter of recommendation writers, so they get to know you better. They may even offer feedback! Of course, you’ll add more to the personal statement after your summer rotations, but you can get started on it now using the Career Advising resources. 

  • Reviewed by BIPOC students L’Oreal Kennedy & Abraham Correa-Medina. 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!