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This is the process used to create the MSPE. Before you begin, make sure you know which community faculty director or dean you have been assigned. Your duties as the student are in bold type.
Step 1: Please complete the Student Information Form below. It will be used to write the Unique Characteristics section of the MSPE.
Step 2: After you have completed the above step you may schedule an appointment with your community director, or in some cases an OSAC dean, as previously assigned.
Step 3: Once you complete step 2, you will then receive by email:
Step 4: At the scheduled times, you will review your MSPE draft at Dave or Jess's desk, and then go to your community director or dean’s office to consult with them.
Step 5: After your meeting, and after your grades through the end of the M3 year are received from your clerkships, and after your community director or OSAC dean has written the final paragraph, your MSPE will be completed and you will be invited back to complete another review of the MSPE.
Step 6: Following final checks by the OSAC Registrar's staff, your MSPE will be uploaded to ERAS on the business day just prior to October 1.
Step 7: Your MSPE will be released to residency programs on October 1.
Remain in close contact with us during this process; if you aren't good about checking your email, take whatever steps are necessary to fix the problem. Return pages, emails and phone calls promptly, or the MSPE may be written without your input.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Etler (1191 MERF, 335-8058) or Jess Dlask (1216 MERF, 335-8278). Direct technical difficulties to Dave. Phone calls work best.
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