For several years, there has been student and administration interest in providing student feedback for “macro-curricular” projects that move beyond the scope of individual courses. In Academic Year 2015-2016, the Student Education Team (SET) received an unprecedented number of applications for the 12 available spots to serve as a course liaison, or “SET Rep,” that added up to almost half of the entire incoming class. This, combined with the upcoming curricular transformation in Fall 2017, as well as a desire to expand into the M3 and M4 years and decrease the burden on a select few student leaders, served as the impetus for creating an entirely new structure that expands the role of SET and its involvement in curriculum at UIC COM.
By working with and restructuring the Chicago Medical Student Council (CMSC) in addition to SET, SCB hopes to establish a unified group of students and enhance communication amongst the student body. With a higher level of student involvement, new opportunities, and added roles, SCB will be able to engage a larger portion of the student body and thus be able to provide a more comprehensive form of feedback to faculty and administration.
- Rebrand SET as a new organization involved in all four years of medical training that handles issues beyond those of individual courses
- Create an inclusive organization that allows any student to have the ability to report curricular issues and work in collaboration with administration and faculty to create solutions
- Establish a flexible organizational structure that allows students the fluidity to choose which issues they wish to dedicate their efforts towards
- Unite the various students participating in the large number of administrative committees under one umbrella organization, so that communication between these committees can be established and these students can have access to the comments and feedback of the general student body
- Design and implement an organized feedback system for the M3 and M4 years, similar to the M1 and M2 course representative feedback system but also including the more unique and personal issues that develop during clinical rotations and electives