If you could ask faculty and staff leaders any question, what would it be?
Gathered in Watanakunakorn Auditorium over the lunch hour on Wednesday, Nov. 6, students took the opportunity to ask about a wide range of topics at the fall Student Town Hall.
Just a few of the topics they covered: Could there be more food options on campus in the evening hours? Is it possible to limit early-morning construction noise for residents of The Village?
How could faculty become better aware of the resources in the Aneal Mohan Kohli Academic and Information Technology Center that are available to help students prepare for Step 1? And when will the Maymester microbiology course begin?
Student Town Halls are held to encourage open communication between NEOMED students and leadership, explained the event moderator, second-year College of Medicine student Pooja Khaira, before opening the floor to questions. Out in the auditorium, Miljan Terzic (a second-year College of Pharmacy student) and Jinsoo Lee (a second-year College of Medicine student) carried microphones to their fellow students who had questions.
From a table up front, University leaders were ready to discuss the questions from a variety of perspectives. Chief of Staff Michelle Mulhern noted that some of the topics (such as food availability in the evenings) are already on President Langell’s radar, due to comments he has heard during his Listening Tour.
At the end of the hour, students were invited to fill out a card with any remaining questions. Watch The Pulse for answers to those questions from NEOMED leaders.
For those who missed the event, here’s a link.