Student Senate, Student Interest Groups and SOM Standing Committees
Participation in SOM Senate, student interest groups, and standing committees of the SOM is an integral aspect to medical school education. With careful consideration of interests, time availability, and a focus on academics, co-curricular activities provide practical, life skills that will assist you in your medical careers, a way to feel connected to the Burnett School of Medicine, and the means to meet and to connect with your classmates, faculty and staff. Students who participate in SOM leadership positions will: advocate for and serve SOM student needs; create and facilitate innovative student programs and services that promote student success, well-being, and professionalism; participate in continuous improvement processes; and promote, develop, and foster vertical relationships between students from all classes.
The staff of the Office of Student Affairs strongly encourages getting involved in co-curricular activities and considers this involvement to be among the important elements to life outside the classroom. It is our passion to assist in the holistic development of students. And, involvement is an important way to attend to balance and wellness as a SOM student. We encourage you to begin your involvement search with the SOM Office of Student Affairs staff so that we may discuss your interests and passions.