MS3 Class Information – June 20, 2024

Important: Complete the Residency Application Systems Access Request Form ASAP

There are five different residency application systems! Some of these systems require the UW School of Medicine to issue an access token, and others allow the applicant to create their own login for access. All systems require the school to upload your UW transcript and MSPE.

Please complete the Residency Application System Access Request Form ASAP so UWSOM can issue access tokens and know which system to upload your documents. Access tokens will only be issued once the form is completed. Tokens are issued once per week.

Residency Application System Access Request Form:

Schedule now to have your Curriculum Vitae (CV) reviewed by Career Advising before residency application deadlines

Join a group CV session to prepare for your residency application.

All sessions are open to all students, are virtual and run for 30 minutes starting at 11 a.m. AK, noon PT, 1 p.m. MT. Click this link to register – space is limited.

In advance of the session, a career advisor will review your CV and provide personalized feedback. During the group session, career advisors will address common themes for improvement and answer your questions.

Instructions for how to prepare are given at the time of registration. Register now. Visit Career Advising’s CV webpage for more information.

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To read the above infographics in a Word document, please click here.

Your voice matters: Participate in the 2024 EQI student survey

From Sara Kim, PhD, research professor, surgery, and associate dean for Educational Quality Improvement (EQI): I hope your training is going well! On behalf of Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, the EQI unit is launching the 2024 survey across the entire student body. Emails with customized survey links were emailed to you on Tuesday, June 18. It takes less than 10 minutes to fill out the survey.

Your input is critically important for the school to improve your educational experiences as illustrated in the graphics above.

We’re raffling $10 Tango gift cards to incentivize your participation. See the table below for how sites can become eligible.

Meanwhile, please note that this survey is different from the survey the Student Committee on Healthcare Access (SCoHA) student leaders are administering. They would be very grateful if you could also complete their brief survey.

Thank you for your time and valuable input.

Your voice matters!


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

Recording available of Residency Application 101 Webinar: Components & strategies

If you missed the Career Advising’s Residency Application 101 Webinar earlier this week, you may now review the recording. The session covered application components and provided strategies so you can create the strongest residency application possible. If you have questions, please email or schedule an appointment with your career advisor.

Direct link to recording:

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.

Also, 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.

Have a fantastic week!