MSC Exec Elections

Hello Students!

The MSC Executive elections are rapidly approaching! This year, the elections will take place at the MSC Leadership Day, which will be held on Saturday October 19th (more info/details to follow). We invite all students interested in seeking an MCS Executive role to please attend the next MSC General Meeting (Sept 23, 6pm, CE 405) to learn more about how the MSC functions as well as pick up on some ideas for your campaign platform. 
Students planning to run for an executive position should also plan to attend the MSC Leadership Day, so please plan ahead about asking for time off from clerkship/classroom duties that day. If you are struggling to get this time off, please contact me (Jenna Fritsch,, and I can assist you with getting Dean-approved excusal. 
I encourage interested students to please review the roles/responsibilities of the executive positions online here and contact the officer currently in the position to ask him/her questions regarding the role.  We are in the process of attempting to create and approve a sixth executive position whose responsibility would be to serve as a "statewide executive" in charge of issues related to the satellite campuses. This position is to be held by a student that spend their first two years at one of the satellite campuses (if the position does indeed get approved by the MSC). The executive treasurer position is to be held by a student residing in Indianapolis for efficient coordination of MSC finance. The other executive positions are open to anyone at any campus. 
I will send a more formal announcement regarding due dates of platforms at a later time, but platforms will likely be due in early October and speeches will take place at Leadership Day.  Elections proceed in the following order, and are drop-down elections meaning that if a candidate does not get one position, they can choose to run for the subsequent exec positions if they would like:   President--> VP --> VP of Membership --> (RCL/Statewide Exec) --> Treasurer --> Secretary.  Despite the drop-down structure, I encourage candidates to only run for positions which truly interest them and for which they have designed a solid platform.  I have attached the platforms written last year by the current officers to give you an idea of the type of information you may consider including in your own platform. 
Hope you see many of you at the next MSC meeting and looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas for the school! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Jenna Fritsch
MSC President 2013

Fall 2013 MSC Meetings

Aug. 27th, 6:30 pm, General Meeting, CE 405

Sept. 23rd, 6 pm, General Meeting, CE 405

Oct. 19th, Leadership Day and Executive Countil Elections

Nov. 20th, 6 pm, General Meeting, CE 405 (transitional meeting led by new executive council)


Spring MSC Meeting Dates

The meeting dates for the spring of 2013 are the following:

  • Thursday, January 10th, Campus Center Room 405 @ 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 5th, Campus Center Room 409 @ 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 26th, Campus Center Room 405 @ 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 10th, Campus Center Room 309 @ 6:00pm

See you all there!!

MSC Executive Board Election Platforms

Dear students,

Attached you will find the platforms submitted for the 2013-2014 MSC Executive Council Elections, to take place November 12th. While any IUSM student is welcome to ask questions of candidates and participate in the discussions that occur during the elections, only voting members (MSC Execs, Class Officers, and Center Reps) will be able to vote on the candidates. Thus, I urge any interested student to contact a voting member or to attend elections if they would like to participate.
The MSC Executives represent all medical students statewide and help facilitate/spearhead initiatives to improve the academic environment and student life at IUSM. I strongly encourage all students to take an interest in these elections!
The candidates are listed below in alphabetical order by last name for each office:
  • President - Joel Franco, Jenna Fritsch
  • Executive VP - Chad Flowers, Joel Franco, James Grogan
  • Vice President of Membership - Jason White
  • Secretary - Rahul Abhyankar, Dessi Moneva
  • Treasurer - Charles Goodwin, Darren Plummer, Jason White
Further details about elections are included in the attached platforms packet. If you have any questions about this process or about how to get more involved in the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks, and best of luck to our candidates!
Janice L. Farlow
President, 2012-2013
Medical Student Council

MSC Executive Board Elections!

Want to get more involved? Do you feel passionate about student issues and want to make a difference at IUSM?
If so, I invite you to consider running for one or more of the Medical Student Council Executive Officer positions! All five positions are up for election and last for one year starting in January:
  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of Membership
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
All students in good standing are eligible to run for these positions. You may run for as many positions as you like but please only submit one platform (2 pages or less - ideally one!). Submit all platforms to mscexec@IUPUI.EDU by Thursday October 25 at midnight.
Elections will take place at the MSC meeting at 6pm on Monday, November 12 in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room CE409. Please plan on attending in person or via polycom if you are running for office. Contenders will be asked to give a brief speech followed by Q&A. 
If you have any questions, please review the Member Responsibilities here and feel free to email any of the current MSC Executives with questions!
Best of Luck!
Jenna Fritsch
MSC Secretary 2011-12



Wanted to give everyone a heads up on when the MSC meetings will be for the rest of the Fall Semester:
Wed Oct 17 CE 405
Mon Nov 12 CE 409
Thurs Nov 29 CE 268

There was really no time in December that seemed to be a good time for a meeting, so we have scheduled two in November. Remember that MSC Exec elections will take place at the official November meeting (Nov 12), and the last meeting of the calendar year (Nov 29) will be jointly run by the incoming and outgoing board.

Please mark your Calendars! Of course I will be sending out a school-wide email closer to each date to remind everyone!
Hope to see everyone there!
Jenna Fritsch
MSC Secretary 2012


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