The main objective of the College of Medicine Urban Health Program (COM-UHP) Student Ambassador Program is to provide prospective applicants and newly admitted students the best information possible about the experience of attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine from the student’s point of view. University of Illinois College of Medicine students’ perspectives are invaluable to candidates deciding whether or not to apply to, or attend, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Sign up to be an COM-UHP Student Ambassador!
Role and Duties of a Student Ambassador
To represent the COM-UHP and University of Illinois College of Medicine
As the title implies, Student Ambassadors are called upon to represent the student body, the College of Medicine Urban Health Program, and University of Illinois College of Medicine. Just as the student body is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and aspirations, it is hoped that our Ambassadors will also illustrate the plurality of the University of Illinois’ College of Medicine. Just as the student body is connected by a common motivation to become physicians of the highest standard, it is hoped that our Ambassadors will convey a unified voice of commitment to professionalism, service and excellence.
Note that Ambassadors should not hold themselves out as officially representing the views of the student body, Urban Health Program or the College of Medicine. If approached by the media in your capacity as an Ambassador, you are asked to consult with the COM-UHP before making any representations.
To serve as a contact person
Student Ambassador profiles (bio and photo) are posted on the COM-UHP website and are held out as contact persons for inquiries about the student experience. Ambassadors should be comfortable communicating by e-mail or telephone in a frank, friendly and professional manner. Ambassadors are required check their e-mail on a regular basis and be able to respond to a query within a short time frame (no more than 5 days).
To give tours of the facilities
From time to time, prospective students request tours; these are conducted by Student Ambassadors. The Student Ambassador may also invite prospective students to sit in on a course, session or lab; permission of professors should always be obtained in advance of such a visit.
Become an Ambassador
We invite you to share your perspectives and experiences with future University of Illinois College of Medicine students, and we look forward to working with you! Ambassadors are required to participate in two activities (i.e. student panel, tour guide etc,) per academic year.
Interested students are asked to apply by following the link below to fill out an application form. Note: Ambassadors need to re-apply each year if they want to continue to participate. Bilingual students strongly encouraged but not required.