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ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ORGANIZATIONS 


Medical Laboratory Science Alumni Association Student Representative
The MLS alumni association promotes fellowship among current students, faculty, staff and graduates.  The main duty of the student representatives is to serve as a liaison between alumni and current UNMC students.  These representatives will also assist the board members in event planning and activities to support alumni engagement in the association.

College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) Student Ambassador
CAHP Student Ambassadors (SA) create and promote a positive image for all programs.  All SAs must be sensitive to the needs, attitudes, and opinions of their audience.
Under the direction of the Academic and Student Affairs, SAs will educate the public about CAHP programs and may engage in public speaking, CAHP events, press conferences, meetings, videos, and fundraising campaigns. SAs may prepare a number of materials for these events, such as speeches, presentations, fact sheets, and pamphlets.  SAs will engage their fellow students in CAHP recruitment and marketing activities, recruit volunteers, and disseminate information.

Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
The Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science is a constituent society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). NSCLS is an organization made up of laboratory professionals committed to improving the status of clinical laboratories across the state. To achieve this goal, NSCLS provides members with continuing educational opportunities and up-to-date information on local, state, and federal regulations affecting Nebraska clinical laboratories.
 
The NSCLS Student Forum group is available for students in Nebraska who are interested in becoming active in the profession.  As members of the Student Forum, students can also take on leadership positions within the group.

Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists (NSRT) Student Representative
The Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT is the member society for all professionals in the Radiologic Sciences. The purpose of the NSRT shall be: 

  • To advance the professions of radiologic technology disciplines and specialties;
  • To maintain high standards of education;
  • To enhance the quality of patient care;
  • To further the welfare and socioeconomics of radiologic technologists

The purpose of student representatives of the NSRT is to keep students up-to-date on issues facing the profession at the state level. The NSRT student representative is required to attend 2 board meetings per year, along with business sessions held during the annual conference.  The student representative is given voting privileges at state society meetings.

Physician Assistant Alumni Association Student Representative

The PA alumni association promotes fellowship among current students, faculty, staff and graduates. The main duty of the student representatives is to serve as a liaison between alumni and current UNMC students.  These representatives will also assist the board members in event planning and activities to support alumni engagement in the association.   

Physical Therapy Alumni Association Student Representative
The PT alumni association promotes fellowship among current students, faculty, staff and graduates.  The main duty of the student representatives is to serve as a liaison between alumni and current UNMC students.  These representatives will also assist the board members in event planning and activities to support alumni engagement in the association.   

Radiography Specific Representatives – Class Representative
Student class representatives will serve as a communicator between program faculty and their class.  Students are expected to attend all radiography student meetings where they will also voice student concerns/issues to program faculty as needed.

Radiology Interest Group (RIG)
The purpose of the group is to cultivate medical student interest in the fields of Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, as well as to provide a resource for medical students with an interest in Radiology.   Also, to introduce medical students to the different areas of Radiology, educate them in various imaging modalities, and prepare them for successful application to Radiology and Interventional Radiology residency programs.

MSAC:  Medical Imaging Student Advisory Council
MSAC is comprised of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences (MITS) students and faculty.  Meetings are held periodically throughout the year to discuss division concerns regarding policies and procedures and to plan community activities and service learning projects within the division.  Student members will serve as advocates for fellow students and as a liaison between MITS programs.

MITS Alumni Association Student Representative
The MITS alumni association promotes fellowship among current students, faculty, staff and graduates.  The main duty of the student representatives is to serve as a liaison between alumni and current UNMC students.  These representatives will also assist the board members in event planning and activities to support alumni engagement in the association.   Student representatives are required to attend 2 board meetings per year.

Students of the University of Nebraska-American Physical Therapy Association (SUN-APTA)
SUN-APTA is a collective body of student physical therapists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center whose mission is to:

  • Develop relationships between members, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals
  • Prepare members for career-long, active participation, in professional organizations
  • Promote the profession of physical therapy in coordination with the NPTA and APTA
  • Provide educational and professional development opportunities directed toward the unique needs of students
  • Perform service to positively impact the lives of people in the community

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant Student Society (UNMC-PASS) of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
The society is an officially chartered student chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Society membership is open to all students in the Physician Assistant Program with associate membership available to persons interested in assisting the society’s goals and objectives. The main purpose for the society is to keep physician assistant students informed of the medical and social issues confronting their profession and to provide public exposure of the physician assistant profession. The society maintains close ties with the national parent organization and with the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants which includes the society Constituent Chapter Student Representative (CCSR) as a voting member. Society members are active participants in state, regional and national professional meetings.

UNMC Student Senate College of Allied Health Professions Senator
The Medical Center Student Senate (MCSS) exists for the purpose of influencing University policy and promoting the interests of all students attending the Medical Center. As the official representative of the student body, the Senate consists of senators from each educational unit of UNMC. Class presidents or vice-presidents automatically serve as senate representatives upon election. At-large senators are elected each year in November by their fellow students in Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. The president of MCSS serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.