Serving on the Alumni Board is just one way to contribute your time and knowledge to the UA College of Medicine and its physicians-in-training. Below are several additional ways to get involved.
Alumni Lunch Speakers
Alumni provide an invaluable service by sharing their knowledge and experiences with our current medical students. The Alumni Office works with alumni and student clubs to organize lunch talks several times each semester.
Some recent talks featured four of the first women who graduated from the UA College of Medicine, who talked about what it was like to break through the gender barrier; and separating myth from fact about prescribing opioid pain-killers for patient with severe chronic pain.
Class agents serve the vital role of keeping classmates connected to the UA College of Medicine and to each other. These “social agents” encourage participation in class reunions, local and regional events, and other educational and social programs.
An alumni class can have one agent or multiple agents who share responsibilities. They include:
- Informing Alumni Affairs of outstanding achievements of you and your classmates.
- Acting as a social networking agent and general liaison between the College of Medicine and your classmates.
- Keeping Alumni Affairs informed of current information regarding alums’ addresses, phone numbers, work information and so on.
- Encouraging classmates to send in their news to the Class Notes section of the College of Medicine update.
- Recruiting classmates to serve on reunion committees. Class reunions are held every five years.
Recent Graduate Advisors
Students approaching graduation and residency are invited to serve as informal advisors to current students about scheduling fourth-year electives; exploring medical specialties and residency options; and other topics related to academic progress and transitioning from medical school to residency.
After you complete your residency, serve as a resource for medical students interested in your field. Be available to students who would like to shadow you in your practice, and talk with you about your specialty. Welcome new residents who are training in your geographic area.
You were once in their shoes. Now you can volunteer to interview UA College of Medicine applicants. With your knowledge and experience, you will know what to look for in the men and women who want to become doctors. Our Applicant Interviewers tell us the conversations they have with our future students are both rewarding and inspiring.
To learn more about becoming an Applicant Interviewer, contact our Admissions Office.