Announcements

COVID-19 vaccination deadline for students extended to Jan. 5, 2024

The UW Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP), which has jurisdiction over UWSOM medical students., says the deadline has been extended to Jan. 5, 2024, for the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine, primarily due to the unknown nature of the vaccine supply chain.   Here are more updates: Available Updated 2023-2024 Monovalent XBB Containing Vaccines:  The following FDA approved vaccines meet the HSIP updated COVID-19 vaccine requirement: Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna...

Important dates for MS4s in 2024

Contracts have been signed and we are excited to announce the dates for some key 2024 events! Note that individual venue policies and public health rules will continue to determine things like masking, capacity limits, and required health screenings/vaccination requirements. We will monitor public health guidelines and venue policies, and will update you closer to the respective event dates. 2024 Residency Match Dates Mid-December 2023: Military match February...

Documentation of annual flu vaccination is due Oct. 1, 2023

 All medical students: documentation of your annual 2023-2024 flu vaccine is due in your CastleBranch account by Oct. 1, 2023, according to UW’s Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP). It is recommended that you upload your document at least 3 days prior to the 10/1/22 deadline to ensure the submission is reviewed and approved in your account by 10/1/22. There are many places to find flu vaccine: -...

Office of Healthcare Equity elective classes in Autumn 2023

FAMED 561 Introduction to LGBTQ Health Issues & Disparities (1 cr.) Faculty Director: Dr. Kevin Wang Mondays – Fall Quarter 2023 / 5:30–6:50 p.m. PST (Oct 2nd – Dec 4th, 2023) This course will have a Hybrid format; students from Seattle & WWAMI may opt to attend via Zoom or in person. FAMED 561 will help students gain the necessary background to provide our gender and sexual minority populations...

Poets, assemble

The American Osler Society is collecting poetry from medical trainees for a book. If you have a poem written while a medical student, resident, or fellow, that you would like considered, please send to AOSPOETRY@gmail.com with "POETRY SUBMISSION" in the subject line. If you know of a medical trainee who writes poetry, please share this invitation with them! Both in the body of the email and as an attached pdf, please include...

Consider becoming an Admissions Ambassador

If you sign up for the Admissions Ambassadors Program, you can help future medical students by being there for them!   As an ambassador, you’ll be an important part of the medical education ecosystem by helping the Admissions team connect with future students. Your participation level in virtual and in-person opportunities will be up to you and your schedule. Please see this document...

Don’t forget to complete Infection Control Training by Aug. 10, 2023

Infection Control Training is an annual UWSOM compliance requirement for all students, including MSTP students and students on leave of absence. Please complete the Canvas training, quiz and attestation by Aug. 10.  You can enroll with your UW NetID using this link: https://canvas.uw.edu/enroll/LJY3Y9. You will need to watch the donning and doffing PPE videos, then complete a three-question attestation in Canvas followed by the five infection control training modules...

Information for students in clinical clerkships during Summer 2023

This is for students taking clinical clerkships during Summer Quarter 2023, anytime between June 26 and Sept. 15, 2023. Action required: Log in to MyUW to verify your registration for CONJ 699 for Summer Quarter 2023 Deadline: 3 p.m. AK, 4 p.m. PT and 5 p.m. MT on Thursday, June 22, 2023. What's at stake: If you are not registered but should be: You will not be enrolled in courses for the Summer 2023 quarter, which begins on...

How to apply for well-being grants 

UW Medicine Well-Being Grants seek to improve the learning environment and workplace for our community. The grants, ranging from $500 to $5,000, will support activities, projects and programming that help teams build community, improve efficiencies and develop a culture of well-being.   All UW Medicine staff, faculty and trainees including in administrative, education, clinical and research areas are encouraged to apply for grants.   The organizers asked us...

Career Advising update for Match Week

A message from Career Advising: During SOAP and Match Week, March 13 to 17, Career Advising appointments and office hours are cancelled so that the career advisors can provide support to students participating in the SOAP process and to attend Match Day celebrations. If you need to get in touch with a career advisor urgently, please email the team at medadv@uw.edu and they will try...