Having been an organization of student representatives (OSR) representative for two years, I have asked myself this question time and time again - What is OSR? If you read the AAMC website, they state that the representatives "seek to ensure the students actively participate in directing their education, preserving their rights, and delineating their professional responsibilities." If you look to the right of this page, we state that, "as representatives, we are the voice of students in this organization, connecting students with national news and resources from the AAMC and bringing back information and resources from the AAMC to the university administration, faculty, and students." With both of these definitions in mind and still a little confused, I attended the most recent AAMC national meeting this previous October in Baltimore, Learn Serve Lead 2015, with a hazy idea of what was expected of me. However, after three full days of plenary speakers, regional and national business meetings, and sessions addressing quality improvement, health and wellness among students, and curriculum improvement, I have a better idea of what exactly the role of the OSR representative is...
Be the voice of students within the AAMC:
Represent the UMN Medical School:
Provide information and resources from the AAMC:
Really the representatives of the OSR are here to improve the medical school from the students' perspective. This can range from providing information about how other schools are already addressing a concern or running a program to implementing a new project or idea on our campus. If you have something that you think could benefit from the help of the AAMC-OSR representatives, do not hesitate to contact us!
We are the UMN Medical School - Twin Cities Student Representatives to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). As representatives, we are the voice of students in this organization, connecting students with national news and resources from the AAMC and bringing back information and resources from the AAMC to the university administration, faculty, and students.