MS1 Class Information May 23, 2024

Update about the spring student survey

Here is a message from Sara Kim, PhD, research professor, surgery, and associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement: I admire what you have achieved in just one week since the MS1 survey was launched. You have recorded one of the highest weekly response rates of 47 percent!

Wyoming and Spokane (90 percent and 87 percent, respectively) already blew past the goal of 85 percent, and are eligible for all the gift cards allocated to your campus as listed in the table below. If your class continues to complete the survey, we will make additional gift cards available.

Idaho is at 40 percent, followed by Seattle (34 percent), Montana (26 percent), and Alaska (12 percent). What distinguishes your class from others is that the larger classes are recording a substantial response rate.

The survey link will continue to be sent to those who haven’t completed the survey, and I will continue to provide weekly updates.

Campus # of Gift Cards ($10) if Campus Response Rates Reach 60% Additional # of Gift Cards ($10) if Campus Response Rates Reach 85% If Campus Response Rates Reach 100%
Seattle 15 10 Any unused gift cards will be raffled to the campus cohort(s) reaching 100%
Spokane 9 6
Wyoming 3 2
Alaska 3 2
Montana 5 3
Idaho 6 4

*According to UW policy, student employees (e.g., tutors, research assistants, hourly workers, etc.) cannot receive gift cards. If you win the raffle as a student employee, we will send alternative items with a $10 value from Amazon.

Peer to Peer: Tip of the Month from Career Advising

If you’re leaning toward a specialty (or a couple of them) and have already met with Career Advising, find a time to meet with your specialty career advisor (SCA). You can follow the guidance provided in the Specialty Guides you can find on this resources page.

Many of you won’t need to connect with them until after starting your clinical phase. For other students, it can be great to get on the SCA’s radar early; make sure you read the Specialty Guide first and bring specific questions. Use the Guidelines for Connecting with SCA website to prepare for your meeting. Be ready to share your summer plans with them and ask if they have suggestions, such as presenting your summer project at a specific conference, extra shadowing, volunteering, etc.

  • Reviewed by BIPOC student Abraham Correa-Medina. 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!