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For those of you applying to ‪#‎UUSOM‬, here is the secondary application essay question for the upcoming cycle. Character count will be 2650.

How would you navigate uncertainty from the perspectives of either a patient, a physician, or medicine?

We look forward to seeing your responses!
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Another reason why #UUSOM  is a great place to be!
There are few places in the world where you can finish a day of classes and still have time to..
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Today on ‪#‎UofUMedStudentLife‬

"Compassion" was the focus of our next Layers of Medicine project highlight created by first year, Josh.

Artist's Reflection:

My project was centered upon the idea of compassion. I wanted to reflect on the importance of compassion in medicine. While I don’t feel that compassion is a skill or something that can be taught, I do believe that it needs to be practiced. As I strive to put myself in the shoes of my patients, it is easier for me to understand their perspective and understand the struggles that they are going through. It helps to curb the urge that I often have to think of diseases from a purely scientific or biological view rather than considering the effect the illness is having on the person in front of me.

I expected to learn more about what compassion means to me. I tried to ponder on the theme as I went about finding things in nature that I could photograph. I thought about what it takes for patients to really feel “cared for” not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. I thought about how I could not only feel compassion for patients, but ensure that they can feel that compassion as well. I also thought about how treating patients with compassion could help engender trust and thereby help patients to be compliant with therapies that I recommend.

It was actually a lot more challenging than I expected to find the letters that I needed in nature. I felt that natural objects were better able to convey the feeling of compassion than man-made objects, but some letters were especially challenging to find. There were also several that I initially thought would work well, but after getting negative feedback, I retook several of the pictures or found different objects. After putting everything together, I felt that I really accomplished my goal to make the word easy to read, but not immediately obvious.

My ideal audience for this piece of artwork is actually the audience I expect it will find. I plan to hang it my office as a physician to show to my future patients the value that I place on this central theme of medicine.
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We're excited to present a series of videos on the application process at #UUSOM. Learn how to move through the process and tips on how to be successful. Stay tuned, more to come!
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A new podcast is available on iTunes! We will be taking a break until Fall to work on exciting new things and to prepare for the upcoming application cycle.

I interviewed Liz, a new graduate of ‪#‎UUSOM‬

“The people just felt like my people. They were, in my opinion, down to earth and interested in having a life outside of medicine.”

As the end of her medical student journey draws near, Liz takes a few moments to reflect back on her time here at #UUSOM and what her future holds. We talk about her way of learning, what she would do differently, and why interpersonal skills are important to learn early on as a medical student. Finally, Liz shares why she chose to go into Internal Medicine and what drew her to the University of Washington for her residency.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 69!

-Dr. Chan
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Today on ‪#‎UofUMedStudentLife‬

Our next Layers of Medicine project highlight is from first year, Joanna.

“As I showed up on day 1 of medical school feeling wholly unworthy of my place in the class, I looked around in hopes of finding others like me. Unfortunately, my cursory observations quickly confirmed the sneaking suspicion that I had. Everyone else really was impressive. They were smart, confident and not at all anxious. I truly was an imposter standing shyly among a class of promising physicians. Now for the irony: many of those brilliant future doctors felt exactly the same way I did.” - Aryeh Goldberg

“Inside vs. Outside”- UUSOM medical students’ attitudes portrayed as the three most vital characteristics of a physician: head, heart and hands.

1.“Imposter”
2. “Healing”
3. “Drive”
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