COM-UHP Student Leaders Program (SLP)
Each class cohort will elect one to two representatives per class depending on the campus. The role of a Student Leader is to communicate with their fellow students, both by sending SLP emails out to students, but also in collecting feedback about University of Illinois College of Medicine, College of Medicine Urban Health Program (COM-UHP), and their student experience as it relates to diversity, culture and climate, and COM-UHP initiatives. It is with this feedback that the COM-UHP can continuously improve and incorporate students’ perspectives.
COM-UHP Student Leaders:
- Meet with COM-UHP staff to discuss program issues related to UHP students.
- Acts as the liaison between Program staff and student participants.
- Represents the interests of UHP students and communicates them with program staff.
- Serve as representatives of the Program at Program related events and functions.
- Meeting with the COM-UHP administration once per month
- Attending all student council meetings and taking notes on key issues and following-up on recommendations/solutions that may uniquely impact UHP students
- Attending the respective site (i.e. Chicago, Rockford, etc.) COM-UHP monthly meetings
- Attending COM-UHP site wide bi-monthly Student Leader Meetings
- M4 Student Leaders will serve on the UHP Student Advisory Council; Attend quarterly CAC Meetings
- Encourages fellow UHP students to be active in the Program
- Assist in the planning in the Health Equity Leadership Day.
Benefits for being a student representative:
- Be part of the decision making process for Program policies
- Develop leadership abilities
- Improve writing skills
- Improve public speaking skills
- Direct mentorship by program staff