Student Life

The 2017 charter class and subsequent classes will lay the foundation for the school’s student culture, organizations, and community service programs.

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Student Life: A Student-Centered Culture for Patient-Centered Care

Students working on a project

“Our charter class will lay the foundation for the school’s student culture, organizations, and community service programs.”

Samuel Parrish, MD, Senior Associate
Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions

2017 Student Support / Advising Schedule

September

  • Pre-Exam Breakfasts
  • Class Office Leadership Training
  • Executive Student Council Meeting
  • Success in Medical School Workshops – Time Management
  • Career Advising meetings with Senior Associate Dean or Director
  • Careers in Medicine Orientation
  • Small Group Student Luncheon with Senior Associate Dean
  • Career Advisor Training for Students

October

  • Pre-Exam Breakfasts
  • Small Group Student Luncheon with Senior Associate Dean
  • Career Advising meetings with Senior Associate Dean or Director
  • Student Organizations 101 Class Meeting
  • Success in Medical School Workshops – Writing your CV
  • Advisor Training
  • Dean’s luncheon with class officers
  • Student Specialty Interest Group Meetings
  • Careers in Medicine Training for Faculty

November

  • Pre-Exam Breakfasts
  • Intersession 1
  • Small Group Student Luncheon with Senior Associate Dean
  • Career advising meetings with Senior Associate Dean or Director
  • Dean’s Luncheon with student small group
  • Student Specialty Interest Groups
  • Success in Medical School Workshops – Using Exam Results to Guide Study Strategies

December

  • Pre-Exam Breakfasts
  • Small Group Student Luncheon with Senior Associate Dean
  • Career advising meetings with Senior Associate Dean or Director

Student Government

2017-2018

Class of 2021 Council Members

Incoming class elections are held in August; returning class elections will be held during the Fall semester at a date to be announced annually.

President

  • Represent UNLV medical students to the administration and faculty.
  • Lead development of charter class constitution and bylaws (view UNLV Guidelines).
  • Development the annual officer transition process and new officer orientation.
  • Student event responsibilities, including speaking and representing the class at events, including the White Coat Ceremony, Graduation, and other major school-wide events, and others as required.
  • Communication of major school information, policy, and issues to promote student awareness.

Vice President

  • Charter Class Curriculum Representative.
  • Substitute for the class president when unavailable.
  • Coordinate, with the Treasurer/Secretary funding bylaws for student funds.

Treasurer/Secretary

  • UNLV Graduate and Professional Student Association Representative.
  • Development of class financial reporting processes; management of student government funds to contribute to the education and involvement of all UNLV medical students.
  • Coordinate, with the Vice President, funding bylaws for student funds.
  • Development of annual student organization budget, with Office of Student Affairs.
  • Communication/reporting of student organizations financial processes and requests to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Convene/coordinate class leadership meetings, frequency to be determined.

Class of 2021 Council Members (4)

  • 1 council member = Charter Class Curriculum Representative
  • 1 council member = Coordinate formation of student organizations, with the Office of Student Affairs; represent SOM on UNLV Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
  • 1 council member = Liaison with class president for constitution and bylaws
  • 1 council member = minutes/notes of meetings and decisions; coordinate topics for meeting agendas by polling class members, faculty, Office of Student Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Semester meetings with the Dean, organized by the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Monthly meetings with the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions and Director of Admissions and Student Affairs.
  • Class Officer Meetings, monthly, organized by the Secretary/Treasurer, open to all class members; voting only by class officers.
  • Class meetings, frequency to be determined by the Class President.

Committee Membership

Students will also serve on the following medical school committees:

  • Admissions Committee – two student members
  • Curriculum Committee – four student members
  • Medical Student Progress Committee – two student members
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Students will also form the following committees:

  • Wellness Advisory Committees
  • Student organizations

Student Organizations

UNLV School of Medicine American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

A national organization with more than 150 chapters in medical schools around the US, AMSA inspires a community of future physicians through education and advocacy.

AMSA Partners

Clark County Medical Association / Nevada Medical Association

University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine Branch of the American Medical Women’s Associations, Inc. (AMWA)

The American Medical Women’s Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. Nationally, AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and supporters. AMWA is the oldest multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health. The UNLV School of Medicine’s first official branch was nationally approved on August 31, 2017.

The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. AMWA achieves this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances. We bring together those in medicine and health-related fields to promote women’s health and to support members’ professional and personal development.

Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage in health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing the needs of the community. APAMSA provides a venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)

Provides medical students voting representation in the largest association for academic medicine. Each medical school class has a primary and secondary OSR representative.

Class of 2021

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

Heath Outreach and Population Empowerment (HOPE)

An organization focused on global health issues, migrant and refugee health, founded at UNLV School of Medicine. HOPE aims to raise awareness on and advocate for global health issues, serve the refugee and migrant population in Southern Nevada, and support underserved populations abroad.

Latino(a) Medical Student Association (LMSA)

A student-run organization focused on the needs of Latino(a) students and increasing access of care for underserved communities, as well as increasing the number of Latino(a) medical students entering and completing medical school. LMSA chapters offer outreach and/or enrichment programs for underserved students in K-12, and in college.

  • President: Arturo Montes
  • Vice President: Diana Peña
  • Treasurer: Austin Pomerantz
  • Secretary: Horacio Guerra
  • Director of Outreach: Anita Albanese

Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE)

Phi Delta Epsilon is an international professional medical fraternity whose mission is to create physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education. We were founded on the idea that anyone with enough passion and integrity can be a physician, and that all physicians and patients should be treated equally. Our chapter hopes to foster a genuine supportive “PhiDE Family” environment. Our future goals include formally establishing our Big/Little mentorship program and founding “families”, continue our work with our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Qlub Med: LGBTQ+ and Allied Medical Professionals

Qlub Med was created to provide professional and personal support to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff while working to improve healthcare for LGBTQ+ individuals both locally and outside of Las Vegas. Qlub Med seeks to foster an inclusive culture at UNLV School of Medicine, connect LGBTQ+ mentors with students, and encourage community service opportunities related to LGBTQ+ issues. We also seek to train and educate healthcare providers and students both informally and formally on topics pertaining to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

It's the largest and longest-standing student run organization focused on the needs of students of color. SNMA is committed to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school. (Students have not submitted information so this is all there is at this point)

  • President: Lauren Hollifield
  • Vice President: Damien Medrano
  • Treasurer: Austin Pomerantz
  • Secretary: Johnnie Woodson
Medical Specialty Interest Groups

(Organized to help students learn more about specific specialty areas)

  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
  • Bioethics Interest Group
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Family Medicine Interest Group
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • OB-GYN Interest Group
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group
  • Pediatrics Interest Group
  • Psychiatry Interest Group
  • Surgery Interest Group

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)

UNLV provides support for student governance, bylaws, funding support for travel to conferences and research presentations.