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MS1s sought for educational quality improvement committee

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Dear First-Year Students,

The Educational Quality Improvement Strategic Planning (EQISP) Committee is recruiting two first-year students to serve as members of the committee. 

The EQISP Committee is charged with ensuring that UWSOM meets its educational goals for medical student programs and achieves excellence and innovation in our learning programs. This translates to tracking metrics to meet our strategic plan goals, and monitoring accreditation standards and areas in need of improvement, providing guidance and recommendations to school leadership on improvements to our programs.

Service on the EQISP Committee requires a commitment to the advancement of medical education and an interest in and commitment to continuous quality improvement. This is an excellent opportunity to have a voice and make an impact in the school. 

Some of our student members have shared their experiences:

“Serving on the EQISP committee has been a wonderful experience. I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about how decisions regarding curriculum, accreditation, student wellness, and other issues are actually made. I’ve been able to sit among a group of highly qualified and competent professionals and learn directly from them, while being treated as a colleague with an equal voice at the table. If you are interested in the future of medical education and want an opportunity to make an impact, this committee is a rare and unique opportunity to do so.” –[Sarah Busch, MS3, Trust Scholar, Montana]

“The EQISPC’s collaborative environment fosters the actualization of many of our highest aspirations as a medical school. If you’re passionate about growth and transformation in medical education, this is a place where you can make a real difference.” – [Danielle Ervin (Vinny), MS3, Seattle]

“ Being an EQISPC member is a great way to get involved and provide a student perspective for the UWSOM. The committee is very respectful of Foundations and clinical obligations, and there are ways to engage outside of the monthly meetings.” – [Zachary Matsko, MS4, Montana]

“It has been a privilege to serve on this committee, where I have had the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of our educational institution. This experience has enriched my understanding of the administrative dimensions inherent in the optimal functioning of a medical school. The insights and skills I have acquired through my participation are invaluable and will undoubtedly enhance my future contributions to any healthcare system I become a part of.” –[Skyler Smith, MS2, Idaho]

Students are asked to serve on this committee across their entire medical school career, although can be excused from meetings during the Patient Care Phase.

The committee wants to hear from students and to have diverse student representation across our school.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following survey by January 1, 2024.

Feel free to reach out to eqi@uw.edu if you have any additional questions.


Darryl Potyk, MD, FACP & Mark Whipple, MD, SM

EQISPC Co-Chairs

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