Student Ambassador Program

Faculty Advisors - Drs. Leila Amiri and Karen George

The Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) Student Ambassador (SA) Program consists of members of each class who represent and promote the college of medicine during several college events and activities throughout the year. Such events and activities may include Admission activities, Orientation for the incoming class, White Coat Ceremony, Family Day, Alumni events, and Graduation. Student Ambassadors network and interact with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, distinguished guests, and visitors at special events and activities. The student ambassadors become more knowledgeable about the history of the college and gain valuable leadership experience. They promote the college, establishing a positive impression of LCOM and representing our mission of serving patients, the medical profession, and the community.

Students are selected to serve as an LCOM SA at the end of the fall session, and they are expected to serve for a calendar year. The Admissions, Alumni, and Student Affairs teams provide ongoing leadership training to selected ambassadors. After training, the students are expected to support at least three events a year and fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Along with their duties, the students must remain in good academic standing.

The Application Process for our 2023 is now open!

The team will accept applications for new Student Ambassadors (2023 cohort) until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022, after which the application survey automatically closes.

The team will accept applications for Student Ambassadors' renewals (for the 2023 cohort) until 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2022, after which the application survey automatically closes.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an enrolled medical student, in good academic standing. Good academic standing is defined in the Medical Student Handbook Policy 560.00 Satisfactory Academic Progress and it's associated sub-policies:

Requirements

  • Volunteer at three LCOM special events and/or activities per year.
  • If selected, a student ambassador commits to the Student Ambassador Program and fulfill all responsibilities for 1 calendar year (January - December).
  • Respectfully represent LCOM in all areas of involvement.
  • The following dates include functions that all members must attend unless granted an excused absence. Excused absences may include duties for another organization, an academic conflict, illness, or family emergency.
    • 2022 Cohort Fall and Spring Ambassador Meetings
      • New Student Ambassador Training (typically the second Monday, in December, barring any major conflicts): Thursday, January 06, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30pm, via Zoom
      • SPRING (occurs the fourth Wednesday, in April): April 27, 2022, 5 – 6pm, via Zoom
      • FALL (occurs the second Monday, in November): November 14, 2022, 5 - 6pm, in person, via Zoom
    • 2023 Cohort Fall and Spring Ambassador Meetings 
      • SPRING (occurs the fourth Wednesday, in April): April 26, 2023, 5 – 6pm, via Zoom
      • FALL (occurs the second Monday, in November): November 13, 2023, 5 - 6pm, via Zoom

    Selection

    After the application deadline, the Student Ambassador Selection Committee will choose the Student Ambassadors for the upcoming academic year. Please be sure your application is complete and thorough as possible. Once the review committee reaches a decision, students are notified via email.

    Student Ambassador Selection Committee Group Photo

    Student Ambassador Team Leads (Selection Committee):
    Michelle Bookless, Digital Content Manager, Medical Communications
    Liz Dohrman, LCOM Events Manager, Medical Communications
    Rhonda Forcier, Alumni & Development
    Kiersten Tavares, Student Services Coordinator
    Liz McElhinney, Director of Pre-Matriculation Programs, Admissions
    Dan Suder, Alumni & Development

    Program Coordinators

    McElhinney_LizLiz McElhinney, M.Ed.
    Director of Pre-Matriculation Programs, Admissions

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    Kiersten Tavares, M.Ed.
    Student Services Coordinator