The Medical Student Ambassador Program was established in 2011 as a means to promote professional and/or personal relationships between current medical students and OSU medical alumni. In addition to increasing student presence at alumni events, the Medical Center Alumni Affairs office hopes to educate current students about what opportunities will be available to them after they graduate.
As an ambassador, students have the opportunity to:
- Build their network of professional contacts.
- Attend alumni dinners, receptions, and reunion events.
- Guide alumni on tours of the Medical Center.
- Enhance their communication skills through conversations with Ohio State's diverse alumni population.
- Volunteer for alumni-student event planning committees.
OSU medical alumni will also benefit from the Ambassador Program because it gives them the opportunity to meet some of the 800 current medical students and learn more about the physicians of tomorrow. Alumni are now able to converse with a variety of students and learn about their path to medical school, their specialty interests, current research they are conducting, their plans after graduation, or any other question they might have.
The Alumni Affairs office will select ambassadors for the program who represent a broad cross-section of the best and brightest students within the College of Medicine. Depending on the number of students admitted to the program, students should expect to be called upon 2-3 times per year for various opportunities to engage with alumni.
Due to the many time constraints Ohio State medical students face, the Ambassador Program offers flexibility in its scheduling and only wants students to participate when they are available.
If you are interested in becoming a Medical Student Ambassador, please apply here.
Please direct all questions to Jessica Rutan at Jessica.Rutan@osumc.edu.