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GSA Committee on Student Records (COSR)

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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. 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.

Learn more about COSR's charge

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Committee on Student Records (COSR).

I am honored and excited to serve the AAMC and my fellow records and registrar colleagues as the chair of COSR. The role of COSR is to represent and provide opportunities for professional development for medical school student records administrators (a.k.a., registrars) who are based in medical schools or elsewhere in their parent institutions. Our group has a long history of providing leadership to the GSA community in recommending best operating practices for the management of student records.

The committee consists of:

  • The chair
  • One representative from each of the four GSA regional organizations (Northeast, Central, Southern, and Western)
  • An OSR student representative
  • A representative from the GSA Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA)
  • The Immediate Past GSA National Chair

As medical education evolves, so must the roles and responsibilities of the administrators that support medical schools and manage enrollment. Our current initiatives for COSR are in consonance with the national conversation occurring in undergraduate medical education. Some of our current initiatives include:

  • Formation of a visiting student work group to address the complexities of applying for and completing extramural electives faced by medical students and records administrators.
  • Understanding the role and the contributions of the registrar in the school accreditation process.
  • Informing policies and procedures for managing medical student enrollment (good standing, satisfactory academic progress, retention).

I invite you to become involved with COSR. The committee host quarterly conference calls to discuss the progress of current initiatives and engage in discussion about “hot topics” within the registrar community.

On behalf of the members of the COSR, we look forward to working with you and please don't hesitate to contact me or your regional representative if we can be of assistance.

Teresa L. Cook, MEd Director of Student Affairs/Registrar Keck School of Medicine of USC
 

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COSR Committee Roster

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

Immediate Past Chair
Anita Pokorny, MEd (November 2020 – November 2021)
Assistant Dean of Students
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine
Office of the Dean and Medical Education
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Representative
Sandra Mingo (May 2018 – November 2021)
COM and Visiting Student Coordinator
AOA Administrator
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

COSR Liaison to the Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA)
Kris Slaney, MBA (November 2019 – November 2021)
Director of Student Records/Registrar
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Liaison to COSR
Wendy Clark (November 2020 – November 2023)
Financial Aid Administrator
University of Utah School of Medicine

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

Northeastern Region (NEGSA) Representative
Annalise Ellis, MHA (July 2018 – November 2021)
Director of Faculty Affairs and Student Records
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Southern Region (SGSA) Representative
Carol Jacqueline Archaga, MSEd (November 2020 - November 2023)
Assistant Registrar
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Western Region (WGSA) Representative
 

Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison
Lior Levy (May 2020- May 2021)
Medical Student
New York Medical College

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