Each year, MEDEX students at each site vote on their student class representatives including class president, vice president, treasurer, historian, social director, etc.  During the students’ first quarter on campus, they will hold a student meeting where classmates will be nominated.  Candidates give a brief speech about why they should be elected for a particular position.  Students will then hold a secret ballot for each position.  The student with the most votes will be elected.

President

Shall preside over the monthly meetings, set the meetings’ agendas, and submit the same to the secretary for copies and distribution, coordinate the activities of the committees, and keep the membership informed of the activities of these committees.

Vice President

Shall assist the president, preside in his/her absence, and inform the membership on various student issues and activities of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA).

Secretary

Shall maintain all records of the student society, record minutes of meetings, notify members of forthcoming meetings, notify candidates of their election, and carry on the general correspondence of the student society.

Treasurer

Shall coordinate the collection of dues, maintain the student society bank account, and report to the membership the student society’s financial status at each general meeting.

Professional Association Student Representative

Shall be the liaison between the student society and the constituent chapter. The student will attend the state chapter meeting representing his or her student society.

HOD Representative

Represents their class at the HOD meeting at the AAPA National Conference.  Required to attend all of the sessions.  Discusses the HOD resolutions to their class prior to attending the HOD meeting to be able to adequately represent their class.  Must attend the state pre-HOD meeting if appropriate.  Must be able to fund their way to the AAPA National Conference.

AOR Representative

Represents their class at the AOR meeting at the AAPA National Conference.  Required to attend all of the sessions.  Discusses the AOR resolutions to their class prior to attending the AOR meeting to be able to adequately represent their class.  Must be able to fund their way to the AAPA National Conference.

External Affairs Chair

Shall coordinate activities and public relations efforts between his or her student society and external groups, including but not limited to other medical professionals, such as physician, osteopath, PT, OT, nurse, speech therapist; city, county, state, and national organizations; and other community-related organizations.

Student Diversity Committee Representative

Shall be the liaison between the student society and the SAAAPA Director of Diversity and shall act as a representative of all PA students in his or her PA program and convey any and all concerns and issues regarding diversity to SAAAPA.

Historian

One or more students responsible for collecting photos and write ups of class activities and entering them in the SAAAPA Outstanding Student Society award (submit senior year); putting together a memorative presentation for graduation party (optional)

Social Director

Works with a team to plan and organize events for classmates, families, etc., coordinates end of year and graduation party.