The communications committee was developed in order to increase the
availability of information and resources for students as they navigate through
medical school. This committee also aims to facilitate conversation and
transfer of information between the administration and the students. Members of
the communications committee can expect to take on a variety of duties
including communicating with fellow student representatives and members of the
administration as well as updating and developing the MSC website.
Communications committee members should be creative and want to work as a team
to develop new ways of disseminating information. Technical expertise is not required by any
means but could be beneficial
Committee Chair: Kelly Ground, MS IV
Committee Chair: Coordinates development of the website and works to
help committee members gain access and familiarity with the process of editing
the website. This person also works to
collect ideas from the entire committee and fellow students and then organize
and delegate tasks within the committee.
The chair of the committee should foster a collaborative environment in
which students can develop creative ideas.
Committee Members: Committee members are student representatives on
MSC who work together to come up with creative new ideas for means of
communicating with students as well as design the implementation of these ideas. Day-to-day responsibilities include
maintaining and updating the MSC website.
Members of the Communications Committee are expected to work well with the
other members of the committee as well as student representatives in MSC and
throughout the medical school They are expected to participate in post-MSC
meeting Communications Committee discussions and remain active members of the committee
between meetings via email. Day-to-day responsibilities include maintaining
and updating the MSC website and calendars.
Tasks for the Year:
Each year, the members of the Communications Committee need to be granted
access to editing the website and need to learn the basics of editing in
As soon as the committee members have been decided, it is important for the
chair of the committee to ensure that they have access to the website for
editing purposes. This is done through
the assistance of the IT department in the School of Medicine. The committee then meets at the beginning of
the year to develop goals and ideas for improvements in communications as well
as to delegate responsibilities for maintenance of the website. At the end of each MSC meeting, the committee
will meet to discuss progress and any current issues.