There are a number of committees at the Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care that recommend policies, programs, etc., within their charge. Most of these committees have student representatives who are chosen through the Appointments Subcommittee of the Student Body Committee. The SBC Bulletin Board will have sign-up lists for students interested in serving on these.
Students sit on these committees as full voting members, with rights and responsibilities equal to those of the faculty members. As the list below indicates, student representation exists on essentially all committees whose business pertains in any way to student interests. In addition, ad hoc committees convened by the administration generally include one or more student members. Also, a student from this campus is elected annually by the students to serve on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. Only two student representatives from among the five University of Massachusetts campuses have voting rights in any given year.
The following is a list of the standing committees at UMMS along with the number of student representatives to be appointed and the Faculty Chair for each.
# of Student Representatives
Faculty Chair *
|Admissions Committee||Four medical students recommended by the SBC and appointed by the associate dean for admissions||Dr. Mariann Manno|
|Core Clinical Experiences Committee||One CCE med student One AS med student||Dr. Erin McMaster|
|Council on Equal Opportunity & Diversity (CEOD)||One student from each school||Dr. Jeroan Allison
|Educational Policy Committee (EPC)||Two medical students||Dr. Vijay Vanguri|
|Ethical Treatment & Issues Committee||One medical student||Dr. Michael Ennis|
|Executive Council||SGA chair only||Dr. Catarina Kiefe|
|Faculty Council||One president from each school’s student representative body||Dr. Robert Weinstein|
|FOM1 Curriculum Committee||Four 1st yr. students||Dr. Susan Gagliardi|
|FOM2 Curriculum Committee||Four 2nd yr. students||Dr. Thomas Smith|
|Informational Technology Committee||One student (elected by the SGA)||Dr. Silvia Corvera|
|Learning Contract Advisory Group||One medical student||Dr. Deborah Harmon Hines|
|Library & Learning Resources||One student per school appointed by the school’s student representative body||Dr. Bruce Barton|
|Nominations Committee||Chair of the SGA only||Dr. Luanne Thorndyke|
|Student Health Advisory||Two medical students||Dr. Philip Fournier|
|Three Schools Committee||Four students from each school||Lisa Beittel, Faculty advisor|
|Women’s Faculty Committee||One student per school appointed by the school’s student representative body||Dr. Ann Salerno
Dr. Molly Waring
|Worcester District Medical Society||Two medical students||Dr. Michele Pugnaire|
* Faculty Chairs are listed at the time of the printing of this handbook and are subject to change.