MS3 Class Information – May 16, 2023

Gold Humanism Honor Society election results

Earlier this week, the UW Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) held their election. Students were selected using a process that incorporates peer nominations, application and essays. The students’ names were de-identified during the election process.

Election to this honor society occurs once per year and students are eligible once during their medical school training, though they are eligible to be elected throughout their careers as resident or faculty chapter members.

Here is the list of newly selected GHHS members who have permitted us to share their names, and join us in congratulating them!

  • Najma Adan
  • Ayana Amaechi
  • Joseph Bigham
  • Tristan Bohlman
  • Danielle Bohonos
  • Sam Britz
  • Darcie Caldwell
  • Gelsey Carmichael
  • Noelle Coniglio
  • Trey Dschaak
  • Ola Egu
  • Arian El-Taher
  • Riley Galt
  • Chrissy Gonzalez-Gandolfi
  • Lance Good
  • Tanner Holyoak
  • Kennan Hooker
  • Courtney Ibabao
  • Chloe Koessl
  • Sophie Morse
  • Mira Naidoo
  • Sophie Nethercut
  • Andrew Oh
  • Sam Peterson
  • Kainoa Quia-Park
  • Indira Rayala
  • Jessica Reisinger
  • Ian Richey
  • Jos Ruiz
  • Marlow Schulz
  • Isha Shrestha
  • Nadia Siddiqui
  • Cameron Skaggs
  • Jesus Soto Rincon
  • Rachel Straughn
  • Sara Teplow
  • Haidyn Weight
  • Alex Witt
  • Jorie Wittig
  • Karissa Yamaguchi 


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Help our school next month by taking the student survey

This is an early invitation from the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) team to participate in the upcoming 2024 UWSOM Student Survey to share your valuable feedback on our medical school education program. Your input helps us improve your educational experience and ensure we meet accreditation standards. The survey will run June 23 through July 8.

By participating, you also have a chance to win gift cards through our response rate incentives. Please check out the CQI Spotlight for more info about our ongoing efforts in making quality improvements.

Opportunities outside of UW Medicine

Fellowships: The University of California San Francisco is hosting a “Diversity First Look” webinar about its 173 Fellowship programs. The event is Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m. AK, 5 p.m. PT, 6 p.m. MT. Get more information from 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!