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MS1-MS4: Get involved with IU School of Medicine student committees


Students studying at IU School of Medicine – Evansville

  • Looking for a way to get involved beyond the classroom?
  • Interested in working with the students, faculty and administrators of IU School of Medicine?
  • Seeking experiences that will enhance your CV ahead of applying for residency?

If any of the above describe you, consider applying for positions on one or more of the IU School of Medicine committees.

IU School of Medicine committees fulfill a variety of vital functions in the school. Some are appointed by the Dean’s Office and involve topics such as student admissions, curriculum design, and mediation and conflict resolution. Others are student-led and appointed by the Medical Student Council; these committees perform tasks such as coordinating and planning events, including Evening of the Arts and St. Vitus dance.

For nearly every possible interest, there is a committee with which you can get involved. Students can also recommend  new committees by reaching out to your Medical Student Council vice president of committee affairs.

Regional campus students are encouraged to get involved, as all meetings use Polycom, and  committee leaders are eager for  input from the Regional Houses.

Many of these positions  require attending just one meeting a month, making them ideal for students who worry about taking time away from studying.

Most committee positions are filled during an annual event called Interview Day, when current student committee members interview new candidates. This year, Interview Day is Saturday, April 14, from 8 am – 5 pm. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

If necessary, Center students may remotely participate in interviews via Skype or phone. The need for a Skype or phone interview must be indicated on the application or emailed to the VP of Committee Affairs by Wednesday, April 4. Once the application has been submitted, more information about Interview Day will be sent delivered.

Application deadline is Wednesday, April 4. If interested, view the list of committee descriptions and fill out the online application for Interview Day.

The views expressed in this content represent the perspective and opinions of the author and may or may not represent the position of Indiana University School of Medicine.

Sara Buckallew

Communications Coordinator

Sara Buckallew works in the Dean's Office of Strategic Communications. As a communications coordinator, Sara supports internal and external communication needs for the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic...