Congratulations to Whitney Stolnicki, a third-year student in the College of Medicine, on her election to the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She will be one of five delegates representing the Central Region to communicate and improve the medical student perspective on medical education.
Stolnicki was elected along with representatives from the University of Kansas, Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern University and Western Michigan University.
“With representatives from each medical school, there is a cohort of leaders advocating for positive change in diversity, testing, education, communications, and much more,” explains Stolnicki.
This past year, OSR has faced several challenges that this group of passionate students has responded to, says the third-year medicine student: “The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted quick changes and safety measures, such as pausing Step 2CS and event testing for NBME and USMLE, and assuring use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) by medicine students across the nation.”
Diversity-related movements surged after the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more, observes Stolnicki, noting, “The OSR is advocating for increased diversity in the medical field as well as betterment of treatment and rights for our fellow Black Americans.”