What are the positions?
Polity serves to represent the students of University at Buffalo School of Medicine, by discussing the concerns and experiences of students, and aims to address any issues that may arise in the medical school experience. Polity representatives frequently meet with members of faculty, and module coordinators and discuss ways in which the module could be improved, this occurs both before, during and after a module to ensure that both current and future students benefit.
Polity consists of a General Delegation and an Executive Board elected by the student body. The Executive Board oversees and directs the business of Polity and is made up of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The General Delegation consists of five class representatives from each medical student class. For the M1’s and M2’s, these five positions represent the following: two Phase 1 representatives, two Social Chairs and one Community Chair. For M3’s and M4’s it is similar, except instead of Phase 1, we have Phase 2 representatives that hold the position for two years. Descriptions for each position, as well as the names of our current representatives, can be seen on our class representatives page.
Students have the option to attend Polity monthly meetings, which usually take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Due to the recent pandemic, these meetings are now held on Zoom until further notice. Meetings are open to all medical students. Please view our Calendar to see our next scheduled meeting.