The Mulholland Society is the all-inclusive student body of the School of Medicine. It was named a “society” to emphasize the importance of camaraderie and teamwork. The Mulholland Society provides interaction among the School of Medicine colleges and classes, a unified voice to promote the interests of medical students, and an outlet for the academic, social, and athletic interests of students.. The society is named in honor of the late Dr. Henry Bearden Mulholland, a distinguished figure in American medicine, whose entire career was spent at the University of Virginia from 1917 to 1962. The society chose his name in honor of his special interest in student affairs and because he represented “the best in medicine, not only in the classroom but in the community.”
The Mulholland Society Council (The Medical Student Government) works to monitor and improve all aspects of medical student life, both in and out of the classroom. All class officers and Mulholland Society officers sit on the Council. The Student Medical Education Committee exists to provide coordination for medical student input on medical education issues to the various faculty administration committees and the Dean’s office. Student representatives sit on the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee, the Admissions Committee, Student Affairs Committee and many other committees. Council meetings are always open.
Many career-specific interest groups are available to students as well as local chapters of national organizations such as the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). A full list of student organizations can be found at: www.med-ed.virginia.edu/handbook/orgs/clubService.cfm.