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How Will You Make Your Mark?

Interesting people create boundless options for everyone.

One of the hallmarks of the Michigan Medical School experience is that you can pursue any number of passions while you are here, and your voice will be valued by your peers, faculty, staff and leadership.

Ambassadors have many opportunities to be involved in the UMMS Admissions process and are essential to making our interview experience a success. In addition, they give their insights and perspective on what Admissions should highlight to pre-meds, applicants and interviewees about their school. There are leadership opportunities available, such as being the Social Media Coordinator for the interview cycle or being an Interview Day Ambassador (IDA) for one of our Get to Know Blue days. Finally, and most importantly, Admissions Ambassadors share their Michigan Medical School experience with prospective students both during interview experiences and at our Second Look at Michigan (SL@M) events in the spring.

Building health care teams of the future start with interprofessional education now. As a medical student, you will learn alongside students from the other seven University of Michigan health professional schools in a variety of encounters:

Part of the Student Council leadership, M-Home representatives are selected and retain their position for four years, progressing from M1 House Representative to M4 Student Director. Students work with other representatives, faculty and deans to increase impact on the M-Home community. Other responsibilities include: planning monthly House events, coordinating M-Home Olympics, attending monthly meetings, sending updates to your House, and planning the House sorting and Launch activities for next year’s M1 class.

Akin to many departments’ Grand Rounds, Medical Student Grand Rounds is an extracurricular academic endeavor of monthly talks presented by medical students. Medical students have a diverse range of talents and experiences, and our program facilitates an accordingly diverse range of talks: presentations on students’ research work, stories from medical experiences, arguments for health policy initiatives, personal experiences that changed how they care for patients and more. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience presenting their ideas to an audience of medical colleagues, a chance to appreciate the many talents of our classmates, and a springboard for collaborative work among students with similar interests. As members of the leadership team, you will have the unique opportunity to help mold the presentations from start to finish, helping to provide constructive, meaningful criticism. Recent talks have included:

  • “Work in progress" presented by Jacqueline Lewy on her experiences with childhood cancer and how this shaped her into the medical student she is today.
  • “Each Step I Take" presented by Nikki Trupiano on her unique story about a motor vehicle crash she experienced and how this shaped the way she views patient care.
  • “Obesity and Weight Loss ‘eat less, move more’: A personal, not so personal journey” presented by Quintin Solano on his weight loss journey and how this can shape how we care for patients in the future.

The University of Michigan Medical School Student Council comprises several leadership positions across all four years, all of which serve to represent the student voice to medical school faculty and administration. Positions include: Class Advocates, Curriculum Representatives, Honor Council, IT Representatives, Learning Environment Task Force and M-Home Representatives.

You do not have to give up what you love when you come to Michigan. Our campus hosts 75+ medical student groups, many of them founded by students.

Ranging from socially and academically focused, to service and identity oriented, these groups round out the medical student experience. You can choose to participate in as many as you would like!

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