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  • AAMC- Organization of Student Representatives

    Want to network with medical students from across the country? Interested in Medical Education or Academic Medicine here at Iowa and nation-wide? Looking for great role models who demonstrate Humanism in Medicine?

    If so, BECOME AN AAMC OSR REP FOR IOWA! For details about the OSR (Organization of Student Representatives), see AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.

    Locally, the OSR chapter meets to discuss issues affecting students including medical education, diversity, student affairs, and legislative issues. The OSR works closely with the Medical Student Government to improve The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine experience/education for our student body. Four members of the local chapter are official OSR representative who receive regular communication from the national organization and are involved in national dialogue about issues affecting medical students.

    Official representatives attend the National meeting in the fall and the Regional meeting in the spring and have the opportunity to run for national and regional offices and committee membership. Being an OSR rep is an outstanding opportunity to influence medical education in the US, meet students from across the country, and work to better understand and improve the healthcare system.

    If interested in the OSR nationally or locally, contact one of the three representatives below.

    Elections for future representatives will be held early this fall at the Medical Student Council Meeting. Please prepare a short speech. A resume is encouraged but optional.

    Benefits / Responsibilities:

    • Eligible for national or regional student positions in the AAMC (beneficial for those thinking of careers in academic medicine - for instance, the chair of the OSR is part of the AAMC Council of Deans),
    • Represent Iowa while attending and participating in sessions on medical education,
    • Nominate physicians from Iowa for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award (Dr. Ed Bell from the UIHC Department of Pediatrics was the 2002 winner; Dr. Jerold Woodhead from UIHC Pediatrics was a previous finalist; and Dr. Geordie Lawry from Rheumatology is Iowa's 2006 nominee),
    • Network with medical students and faculty while traveling all over the country,
    • Learn about innovations at other medical schools and bring this information back to the Iowa student body,
    • Discuss (and possibly present) Iowa's successful initiatives, and
    • Vote in regional and national elections (the representative's responsibility).

    Overall Goal: Improve the quality of medical education here at Iowa and across the country by exchanging ideas and best practices with students and faculty from around the country.

    THE ELECTED OSR MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RUN FOR REGIONAL OR NATIONAL POSITIONS. THESE POSITIONS ARE VIEWED WELL FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS CONSIDERING A FUTURE IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE.

    Some of the leadership positions available include:

    • National (five positions) or Regional Delegates (five positions) (each involved in one of the core committees of Medical Education, Student Wellness, Community & Diversity, Legislative Affairs, and Communications).
    • Regional Chair (serves on the National Administrative Board, along with the 5 national delegates and National Chairs).
    • National Chair (3 year position, serving as Chair-elect, Chair, and Past Chair on the National Ad Board).
    • Liaison Committees (1 or more year positions serving as student representative for important committees within or associated with the AAMC, such as MCAT, NMBE, USMLE, Admissions, etc).

    If you have further questions, please contact:

    This is a wonderful opportunity and Iowa representatives have been very active in this organization.

     

    07/19/2012