MS3 Class Information – June 6, 2024

ICYMI: Submit your draft personal statement to Career Advising for review

Career Advising’s personal statement review process is now open. Students may upload one personal statement for review using this Microsoft form. Your submission must be 660 words or less, as this is the approximate word count to have essays fit on 1-page in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Note: Some specialties encourage even shorter statements; check with your specialty career advisor for guidance.

  1. Prior to submission, please ask one or two physicians in your specialty to review your statement. Incorporate their feedback.
  2. Due to the number of students who use this service, your career advisor will only be able to review one draft, even if you are dual applying.
  3. Personal statements must be submitted by July 31, 2024. Career advisors will not review personal statements submitted after this date.

Survey for students interested in Internal Medicine residency

This survey is for students who are planning to apply to Internal Medicine (IM) residency during the upcoming academic year. The survey seeks your perceptions of Morning Report, which is a key conference that most of you attended or will attend during your Internal Medicine rotations. The scientists are hoping to determine how important this conference is to medical students and if it impacts your decision to pursue an IM residency. Please fill out this 3-minute anonymous survey about Morning Report: The study is conducted by Rujuta Patil, MD, an Internal Medicine resident at UW and Jeff Redinger, MD, assistant professor of Medicine.

Peer to peer: Road to Residency Tip of the Month

As you start your last year of school, it is important to identify your support team for applying to residency. This may include specialty career advisors, college mentors, career advisors, attendings/residents, and family and friends. Your support system will offer invaluable guidance and mentorship while you apply to your desired specialty. Now is also an ideal time to draft your personal statement and MSPE noteworthy characteristics bullet points with input from your support system. Remember to submit your personal statement to career advising for review prior prior to July 31 as described above.

Additionally, you should be narrowed down to one or two specialties of interest at this point in the year. If you are still deciding between various specialties, consider taking the AAMC Specialty Indecision Scale to help you overcome difficulties narrowing down your fields of interest. 

  • Written by BIPOC student Abraham Correa-Medina.

ICYMI: Here is a link to the most recent newsletter for MS3s.

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