Student Committee Members
1. Number and status of student members –
The Biomedical Sciences Steering and Curriculum Committees include up to four students each at all times (as indicated above). The PhD and MD/PhD Admissions Committees include up to four students each from their respective programs (as indicated above). Student members enjoy all privileges of committee membership, including the right to vote.
2. Term of membership of student members –
Above committees consists of two consecutive years. Each year, two junior student members are appointed to each committee. Specifically, each year two students (one PhD and one MD/PHD) are appointed as new members of the Biomedical Sciences Steering and Curriculum Committees, two PhD students are appointed as new members of the PhD Admissions Committees; the first year of their membership overlaps with the second and last year of membership of the two senior student members. One MD/PhD student is appointed as a new member to the MD/PhD Admissions Committee each year to allow the two student representatives to serve staggered 2 year terms. Students who have completed a full term of service in a specific committee are ineligible to serve on the same committee again, but may post their candidacy for appointment as members of another committee in the graduate school.
3. Appointment process of student members –
Each June, the Student Council solicits student candidates from the entire PhD and MD/PhD student population for open student positions on the above committees for the next academic year. All interested students are included on a ballot that is sent out to the graduate student constituency with the intention of electing the student committee members.. Elected student members begin their service on the respective committees in July. All student members must be in good academic standing to serve on any Graduate School Committee.
Graduate students are also elected to the Student Council Sub-Committees listed below.
- Student Council Sub-Committees
- Community Service