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    GSA Committee on Student Records (COSR)

    Initially created as the ad hoc GSA Committee on Medical Licensure in 1996, the renamed Committee on Student Records (COSR) was elevated to a regular standing committee of the GSA in 1998.

    Committee Charge

    GSA-COSR seeks to:

    • Discuss matters of national interest brought forward from GSA constituents or AAMC staff;
    • Assist COSR constituents with the interpretation and application of laws, regulations and school standards in regards to the maintenance of academic record;
    • Increase the awareness of best practices for record retention and disposal in the medical school setting;
    • Provide programming and publications that assist records professionals in their duties, including maintaining the integrity of academic records;
    • Promote professional development opportunities for medical school student records administrators; and
    • Collaborate with GSA leadership on matters that involve and/or impact the work of student records administrators.

    Message from the Chair

    I am honored to serve the national medical school records and registrar community and the AAMC as the Chair of the Committee on Student Records (COSR). COSR is one of the five national committees of the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) who are advisory to the GSA Steering Committee and AAMC. Our committee is comprised of the COSR Chair, four regional representatives, a Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) representative, an Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison, a Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Liaison, and the GSA Committee Past Chair.

    The goal of COSR is to discuss matters of national interest brought forward from GSA constituents, and to collaborate with GSA leadership on matters that involve and/or impact the work of student records administrators. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the medical education landscape as we know it for the foreseeable future, particularly in the areas of medical student away rotations, registration, transcript production, and all areas surrounding the transition to residency. Now more than ever, it is important for the various groups within the GSA to work together to develop solutions to the unique challenges we and the students we serve face right now. It is in this spirit of collaboration that COSR will continue to provide guidance and develop best practices in these unpredictable times.

    We are excited to build on the work of our previous COSR chairs and representatives. We welcome the input of our community, and encourage you to become involved by participating in our quarterly community calls, attending regional and national professional development meetings, and most importantly, by reaching out to us with the issues and concerns that affect records professionals. It is through your input that the committee can best achieve its goals and initiatives. I encourage you to contact me or your regional representative with suggestions, questions, and feedback.

    Alisha Corsi, MEd
    Chair, Committee on Student Records
    UCF College of Medicine

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    COSR Committee Roster

    Alisha Corsi, MEd (November 2020 – November 2023)
    University of Central Florida College of Medicine

    Immediate Past Chair
    Kathleen Kashima, PhD (November 2022 – November 2023)
    Senior Associate Dean for Students
    University of Illinois College of Medicine

    Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Representative
    William Turner, MD, FACP (November 2021- November 2024)
    Associate Professor of Medicine 
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    COSR Liaison to the Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA)
    Kris Slaney, MBA (November 2019 – November 2023)
    Director of Student Records/Registrar
    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

    Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Liaison to COSR
    La Shaundria L. Thomas, MSM (November 2022 - November 2025)
    Program Manager I 
    Medical Student Financial Services/Admissions and Enrollment Management 
    Heersink School of Medicine UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Central Region (CGSA) Representative
    Matthew Edwards, MEd (November 2020 – November 2023)
    University of Iowa Health Care
    Carver College of Medicine

    Northeastern Region (NEGSA) Representative
    Hayley Erickson, MA (November 2021- November 2024)
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Southern Region (SGSA) Representative
    Carol McGhie, EdD, MSEd (November 2020 - November 2023)
    Director of Student Records and Registration
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Western Region (WGSA) Representative
    Celeste Nguyen, EdD (November 2020 -November 2023)
    Registrar, Educational Programs and Services
    Office of Medical Student Affairs 
    Stanford School of Medicine

    Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison

    AAMC Representative
    Irena Tartakovsky, MD, MS
    Director, Constituent Engagement