Anita Pokorny, M.Ed., Director of the Career Center in the Office of Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has been elected by her peers to serve as the National Vice Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Student Affairs.
The purpose of the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) is to advance medical education and, specifically, to represent the interests of medical schools and medical students in the areas of admissions, student affairs, financial aid, diversity affairs, and student records.
The function of the GSA is to provide a means of communication among, and to facilitate interaction of the AAMC with, institutional representatives with responsibilities in these areas. The GSA advises the AAMC on matters of policy relating to the GSA's areas of interest and expertise and may recommend such policy to the AAMC governance for consideration.
Pokorny will serve as National Vice Chair in 2017-2018 and then proceed to Chair-Elect, Chair, and immediate Past Chair of the organization.