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Capstone updates for MS4s, Feb. 10

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Capstone updates for MS4s

The following is an update from the Transition to Residency Team:

As a reminder, this year’s course will consist of two weeks from May 15 to 25: the first week is virtual and the second week is in-person in Seattle. The second Monday, May 22, will have a late start at noon PT to allow you time to travel to Seattle on Monday morning if you prefer.

While we know the end of medical school can be very busy, we hope to make the most of your time in Seattle with exciting hands on sessions, intern-skill simulations, engaging in-person lectures, and opportunities to network with others in your specialty. The start of residency can be very intimidating, so we hope this course will arm you with the practical, just-in-time skills you need to thrive. We are still finalizing some of the details of the schedule and course content but will reach out to you throughout the spring with updates.

Here are some things to start thinking about:


Your day-to-day attendance will vary based on the sessions you are enrolled in. The second, in-person week is Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25. We ask that you be available in Seattle from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 22, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tuesday, May 23, through Thursday, May 25.

Once you are enrolled in sessions in the spring, you will receive an individualized schedule and know what your day-to-day will look like. To receive course credits for graduation, you are required to complete 60 total session hours, with a minimum of 20 hours in-person in the second week. You are also allowed a maximum of 12 asynchronous session hours, but while these can be applied toward the total 60 session hours required for TTR, they may not be applied to the 20 session hour minimum for week 2.


Thank you to those who have already nominated a classmate to be a Plenary speaker; if you have yet to nominate, please take a couple of minutes to do so. You can nominate people from your Foundations site or others. Please use the following link to submit nominations:


Our Foundations site plenary speaker is the closest thing the UWSOM has to “graduation speakers”. We count on you to nominate your colleagues for this amazing and important honor.


Story Slam is a unique opportunity to for students to share their unique experiences in medical school in a storytelling fashion with their class. Patterned after the podcast The Moth, we are looking for a wide range of stories that reflect the authentic experiences of this graduating class. Please think about yourself or consider nudging a classmate that you know has an important story to tell. Please see the following link to make a submission:


Expect more updates in coming months.

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