MS1 Class Information – June 13, 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 helped raise the Spring survey response rate from 57 percent to 70 percent. That’s a big jump!

Accolades go to Seattle (72 percent) and Montana (55 percent) for the largest increases of the week, with a 23-percentage point increase from both campuses 👏🏼. Next, Idaho increased the response rate by 10 percentage points to reach 65 percent and Alaska, 28 percent (up 8 points). For the two campuses that already exceeded the goal, Spokane (90 percent) and Wyoming (90 percent), there was no change over a week period.

Please see the incentive breakdown by campus in the table below.

If you receive the survey link via email, please take 10 minutes of your time and complete it. Thank you!


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!