Student Ambassador Program

Faculty Advisors - Drs. Christa Zehle and Jan Gallant

The Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) Student Ambassador (SA) Program consists of members of each class who represent and promote the college of medicine during several college events and activities throughout the year. Such events and activities may include Admission activities, Orientation for the incoming class, White Coat Ceremony, Family Day, Alumni events, and Graduation. Student ambassadors network and interact with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, distinguished guests, and visitors at special events and activities. The student ambassadors become more knowledgeable about the history of the college and gain valuable leadership experience. They promote the college, establishing a positive impression of LCOM and representing our mission of serving patients, the medical profession and the community.

Students are selected to serve as an LCOM SA at the end of the fall session, and they are expected to serve for a calendar year. The Admissions, Alumni, and Student Affairs teams provide ongoing leadership training to selected ambassadors. After training, the students are expected to support at least 3 events a year and fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Along with their duties, the students must remain in good academic standing.

The Application Process for our 2022 is now open!

The team will accept applications for new student ambassadors (2021 cohort) until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 24, 2021, after which the application survey automatically closes.

The team will accept applications for student ambassadors renewals (for the 2021 cohort) until 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2021, after which the application survey automatically closes.


Applicants must be an enrolled medical student, in good academic standing. Good academic standing is defined in the Medical Student Handbook Policy 560.00 Satisfactory Academic Progress and it's associated sub-policies:


  • Volunteer at three LCOM special events and/or activities per year.
  • If selected, a student ambassador commits to the Student Ambassador Program and fulfill all responsibilities for 1 calendar year (January - December).
  • Respectfully represent LCOM in all areas of involvement.
  • The following dates include functions that all members must attend unless granted an excused absence. Excused absences may include duties for another organization, an academic conflict, illness, or family emergency.
    • 2021 Cohort Fall and Spring Ambassador Meetings 
      (students may attend in person, in the Mimi Reardon Classroom/Med Ed 300, or remotely via Zoom)
      • SPRING (occurs the fourth Wednesday, in April): April 28, 2021, 5 – 6pm, via Zoom
      • FALL (occurs the second Monday, in November): November 08, 2021, 5 - 6pm, in person (MedEd300) or via Zoom
    • New Student Ambassador Training (second Monday, in December): Monday, December 13, 2021, 5 PM – 7pm, in MedEd300 (Mimi Reardon Classroom)
    • 2022 Cohort Fall and Spring Ambassador Meetings 
      • SPRING (occurs the fourth Wednesday, in April): April 27, 2022, 5 – 6pm, in person (MedEd300) or via Zoom
      • FALL (occurs the second Monday, in November): November 14, 2022, 5 - 6pm, in person (MedEd300) or via Zoom


    After the application deadline, the Student Ambassador Selection Committee will choose the Student Ambassadors for the upcoming academic year. Please be sure your application is complete and thorough as possible. Once the review committee reaches a decision, students are notified via email.

    Student Ambassador Selection Committee Group Photo

    Student Ambassador Team Leads (Selection Committee):
    Michelle Bookless, Digital Content Manager, Medical Communications
    Liz Dohrman, LCOM Events Manager, Medical Communications
    Kiersten Hallquist, Student Services Coordinator
    Liz McElhinney, Assistant Director of Admissions
    Dan Suder, Alumni & Development

    Program Coordinators


    Kiersten Hallquist
    Student Services Coordinator

    McElhinney_LizLiz McElhinney
    Assistant Director of Admissions