Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: AAMC-OSR: What is it?
A: The Association of American Medical Colleges represents the 130 accredited M.D.-granting American medical schools and the 17 accredited Canadian medical schools. So as medical students here at Wayne State University School of Medicine, we are all members of the AAMC, and the Organization of Student Representatives is the student council charged with sharing students’ ideas between medical schools and representing our interests.
Q: Who else is part of the AAMC?
A: Sub-committees within the AAMC and its affiliates are responsible for ERAS (the residency application service), the Visiting Student Application Service, the Match, LCME (the academic center accrediting body), and numerous other councils comprised of Dean’s, Residents, Students, and Faculty focused on issues in student affairs, curriculum, minority affairs/diversity, financial/student debt, admissions, and legislation, to name a few.
Q: What is the mission of Wayne State’s OSR reps?
A: Our mission is to serve as a resource for students and faculty who are interested in projects or initiatives that explore the areas of student affairs, medical education, legislative action, and community and diversity. In addition, the OSR representatives will:
- Communicate topics and themes discussed at National and Regional meetings via a schoolwide newsletter
- Develop a method for sharing the ideas from the bi-annual Student Innovative Programming Showcase
- Post scholarship, fellowship, and grant opportunities for students on this website and present them regularly to the student body
- Make tools and resources developed by various sub-committees of the AAMC and OSR easily accessible through this website
- Represent Wayne State students’ concerns at OSR meetings and connect our students with students from other institutions who are working on similar projects
Q: How do I become a WSU-OSR?
A: During each Fall semester, the current OSR reps solicit letters of interest along with nomination forms signed by 50 MSI classmates supporting the MSI OSR candidate. Any MS1 is welcome to apply! Interested students applications are reviewed by the current OSR reps and the top five are brought to make a speech before the Student Senate, who officially elect the MS1 OSR. One (1) student is thus selected as their class’s OSR representative. OSR reps are expected to attend the fall national AAMC Annual Meeting and the spring regional meeting during their four years at WSU SOM.
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Q: How can we fax information at Wayne State?
A: You can try the Student Affairs office if it is a school-related fax. Often though they will point you to the FedEx on the 2nd floor of Scott Hall, Room ###.