Hello UNC School of Medicine!
As the Whitehead Medical Society Co-Presidents, we would like to welcome everyone to the start of 2019-2020 academic year. This is an exciting time of the year as the new Foundation 1 (MS1) students begin their medical education, Foundation 2 (MS2) students continue to expand their systems-based knowledge and prepare for Step 1, Application Phase students navigate the clinical setting with an accelerated schedule, and Individualization Phase students prepare for residency. Excitingly, Leave-of-Absence students enrich their medical knowledge through research or an additional degree. We love UNC School of Medicine because of the diverse student interests, the commitment of students to local and global service, the activity of our student organizations, and the dedication of our faculty and administration as professional role models and advocates for our medical education.
The Whitehead Medical Society, formed in 1908, is the student government of UNC School of Medicine. It consists of forty student officers representing various student interests from all four years and our medical campuses in Chapel Hill, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Raleigh. Our interests as an organization include improving medical education, creating and ensuring a fun and collaborative learning environment, planning events to celebrate our school, promoting wellness, and many others. We work to serve the educational, social, and personal interests of all medical students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On our website, you can find our current WMS Officers and a description of their roles and responsibilities of those officers. Recurring opportunities within WMS include Dr. Beat Steiner’s Town Hall Meetings, participating in course focus groups, and attending WMS events like the Medical School Gala and Skit Night. All students, not just WMS members, are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, and minutes from past meetings are available on our WMS website.
Additional items found on our website include: WMS constitution, links to our social media pages, student organization forms, past Skit Night videos, and more!
Our goal is to serve YOU and ensure that your experience at UNC School of Medicine is one that you will prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career, all while reflecting fondly on your time here at UNC. Please feel free to email us or any other WMS officer with questions or concerns you may have.
Let us know how we can best serve you!
Katie Davis and Aisha Amuda
Whitehead Medical Society Co-Presidents