WSU-OSR Representative Constitution & Policies
We, the representatives of the Wayne State University School of Medicine for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) do hereby establish this Constitution in order that our purpose be realized to its fullest extent.
Article I – Name
The name of the organization will be Wayne State University OSR henceforth referred to as WSU-OSR.
Article II – Purpose
The purpose of the WSU-OSR is to represent the medical students from WSU nationwide, to work with the AAMC and other student representatives to improve our nation’s health, to work to ensure a student role in education, and to help preserve student rights.
Article III – Membership
One OSR representative will be elected for each WSU class during their M1 year. Each applicant will be required to obtain fifty signatures from his or her classmates before consideration. Next they will be required to complete an essay of choice by the current OSR representatives which will be submitted to the WSU Student Senate. They will be asked next to deliver a speech to Student Senate through the standard electoral process.
WSU-OSR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Article IV – Officers
At one time there will be a maximum of four OSR representatives for WSU, one for each class. The most senior member will be deemed the Primary OSR (M4). Three junior OSRs (M3, M2, M1) will be deemed the Alternate OSRs.
The primary delegate will sit on executive senate, be an executive senate member, and have all the responsibilities of an executive senate member. The M2 and M4 delegates are responsible for organizing the WSU-OSRs for the Annual National meeting. The M1 and M3 members are responsible for organizing the WSU-OSRs for the Regional Meeting. The M3 and M4 OSRs are in charge of ensuring proper funding for WSU-OSR trips. The M2 delegate will be responsible for recruitment of the incoming M1 OSR. The M3 OSR is responsible for presentations at the National Meeting. The M4 delegate will be in charge of organizing the application process for the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, if applicable.
In the event that an officer chooses to step down or leave their post, a vote will be conducted at the next regularly scheduled meeting to replace them. Any WSU-OSR in violation of the constitution may be removed from office by the following process:
1. A written request signed by three members of WSU-OSR submitted to Student Senate.
2. Written notification to the officer of the request, asking the officer to be present at the next Student Senate meeting and prepared to speak.
3. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of all present, active senate members is necessary to remove the officer.
Article V – Operations
Student Senate Meetings
All WSU-OSRS are required to attend and participate in Student Senate meetings. They are required to work with their own class and others to facilitate the objectives of the WSU-OSR.
Each WSU-OSR is required to attend a minimum of one AAMC meeting per school year. This can consist of but is not limited to the Annual Meeting or the Regional Meeting
WSU-OSR activities are suggested to include, but are not limited to open communication between the curriculum committee, the Office of the Dean, Student Senate, and respective classes, before/after AAMC meetings.
Article VI – Amendments
The constitution is binding to all members of WSU-OSR. But the constitution is not binding unto itself. Amendments to the constitution may be proposed in writing by any member of the WSU-OSR at any meeting. These amendments will be placed on the agenda for the next regular meeting. Proposed amendments will become effective following approval of two-thirds (2/3) – majority vote of active WSU-OSRs.