Organization of Student Representatives
The Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) represents medical students nationwide and provides an active role for students in advancing the AAMC mission to improve the nation’s health. Additionally, the OSR seeks to ensure that students actively participate in directing their education, preserving their rights, and delineating their professional responsibilities. To this end, the OSR gives medical students a voice in academic medicine at the national level and strives to foster student involvement and awareness in this arena at a local level. At University of Miami we are a part of the Southern Regional Group.
Dr. Hilit Mechaber, MD, Associate Dean for Student Services
Diversity – Through her work as the Diversity OSR rep, Kiera Parrish has expanded cultural awareness week, assisted ODICE with the creation of the diversity advisory board, and created a biyearly meeting between ODICE and diversity student groups.
Mistreatment–We serve on the OSR Learner Mistreatment Task Force, providing a student voice as Miller continues to work to make a healthy learning environment for all
Wellness Advisory Council (WAC) – A student-led effort directed by OSRs to make wellness a larger part of our education at UMMSM. Wellness is defined in five domains: mind, body, intrapersonal, academic and professional, and service and community. This group is transitioning to run independently, with OSRs remaining part of the council.
LCME — The OSR group led the student aspect of the school’s reaccreditation from the LCME from 2015 to 2017. We continue to work with the Office of Academic Accreditation to ensure continuous quality improvement in the educational experience at Miller.
- AAMC resources for medical students: https://students-residents.aamc.org/ Information on choosing a career path within medicine, applying to residency, transition to residency, tips for success in medical school, and Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO, both domestic and international externships).
- Like data? The AAMC collects an abundance of data regarding medical education: https://www.aamc.org/data This is a great resource for anyone interested in doing research in medical education. You can also always submit a request for more data.
- More information on OSR: https://www.aamc.org/members/osr/
- Present your medical education project at a AAMC national or regional meeting! Reach out to your Class OSR Rep if you have any questions. https://www.aamc.org/meetings