MS1 Class Information – June 6, 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: Thank you to everyone who took the survey and helped raise the Spring response rate from 53 to 57 percent! To meet our goal of 80 percent, we will continue to send out reminders to students who haven’t yet completed the survey.

Here is a round of accolades: Seattle had the largest increase of the week with the response rate reaching 49 percent (up 9 percentage points), followed by Alaska (20 percent, up 4, then Spokane (90 percent, up 3), and Idaho (55 percent, up 3).  The Wyoming (90 percent) and Montana (32 percent) campus rates have remained the same this week.


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

No matter what type of Triple I project you’re doing this summer, it may be possible to share it at a conference– for example, the Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum (WSMRF) — and/or get it published! This even includes non-traditional research options, like the Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) and the Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP).    

Let your research mentors know you’re trying to do valuable and presentable work, ideally with some quantitative and qualitative data (e.g., surveys before and after your project or data from community interviews). Presenting your work looks great on a CV! There is a small amount of funding that may be available for travel (keep an eye on this page for updates).   

  • Reviewed by BIPOC student Abraham Correa-Medina. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs, MD.

ICYMI: Here is a link to the most recent newsletter for MS1s.

Have a fantastic week!