SMSS Position: Health Science Students’ Association Representative

Appointed or Elected: Elected (2 years)

Main responsibilities/description: (filled out by Melody Wong, 2nd year).

The Health Science Students’ Association runs many events throughout the year, with the major events being I-PASS, Medicomania, Malpractice Mixer and BBIF. On top of that, we run monthly “Discussion Series” events, run the local Health Care Team Challege, as well as multiple projects that vary from year to year. HSSA also has an opportunity to affect interprofessional education.

The Junior Representative will sit in on the weekly council meetings and help out when required. Along with the other juniors, they are expected to plan BBIF in the second semester to transition to their position next year.

The Senior Representative is expected to run for an executive position within the HSSA. The responsibilities are largely determined by the position taken. Regardless of executive role, the Senior Representative is expected to be a leader within the HSSA, mentor the Junior Representative, and take a large role in planning specifically I-PASS and Medicomania.

3 benefits of the Position 3 challenges of the position
1. Ability to have a close connection to students and faculty from all 10 Health Sciences colleges that we represent. 1. Planning for I-PASS occurs largely in the summer.
2. Capacity to attend the annual National Health Science Students’ Conference and meet like-minded students all over the country 2. Difficulties in coordinating events that fit the needs and schedules of all 10 Health Science colleges.
3. Power to make suggestions and actively affect the current state of interprofessional education. 3. Changes in interprofessional education usually do not occur fast enough for your year to appreciate.

Contact information

Name Email Address Year in Position
Melody Wong melody.wong@usask.ca Year 2
Jake Sawa jys800@mail.usask.ca Year 1