Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)

About the OSR

The OSR is the student branch of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

https://www.aamc.org/members/osr/

The AAMC is comprised of, and represents undergraduate and graduate medical education in the U.S. Membership includes the Council of Deans (COD), Council of Academic Societies (CAS), Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), the Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR), and the OSR. Other groups within the AAMC of particular interest to medical students include the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the Group on Student Affairs (GSA). The GSA is subdivided into committees representing admissions, student financial assistance, minority affairs, student affairs, and registrars.

OSR Mission Statement

The OSR provides medical students with an active role in achieving AAMC’s mission to improve the nation’s health through the advancement of academic medicine. Additionally, the OSR seeks to assure that students actively participate in directing their educations, preserving their rights, and delineating their professional responsibilities. To this end, the OSR provides medical students with a voice in academic medicine at a national level and strives to foster student involvement and awareness in this arena at a local level.

Humanism In Medicine Award

Congratulations to the 2021 UICOM nominee:

Dr. Brittani James from Chicago!

“Dr. James epitomizes humanism not only in medicine but in many spaces and in many places. Her approachable rapport amongst all levels allows for conversation about and dismantling of some of the darkest pieces of our society. Dr. James uplifts students and colleagues to reach their full potential in leadership, academics, and social justice work.”

Selection Process

Each campus is responsible for electing one nominee from their campus before the UMSC meeting. During this meeting, UMSC will evaluate each of the four candidate’s application and we will all vote on one candidate to be the UIC-COM candidate for H.I.M. Your OSR reps will then prepare the application for this candidate and submit it to the national board.

Criteria

The criteria employed in the selection of the award recipient will include the assessment of his/her professional and personal skills, personal attributes, and professional and academic activities that provide evidence of the following qualities and characteristics:

–Positive mentoring skills

–Involvement in community service

–Compassion/Sensitivity

–Collaboration with students and patients

Written nominations must provide evidence and documentation of the nominee’s embodiment of these qualities and characteristics. Nominations should also include academic, mentoring, advising, and counseling activities as well as specific examples of modeling ethics of the profession in addition to community service that demonstrate the nominee’s effectiveness in role modeling the importance of these qualities to students, patients, and faculty.

Previous Nominees and Recipients

Please view this document to see a full history of nominations and award recipients.