The goal of the Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM) group is to serve as a platform for collaboration between health care alumni, the medical community and Rice University students. RAM members facilitate this goal through student support, mentorship opportunities, lifelong learning and professional networking.
Give Back to RAM
You can donate directly to RAM, which helps fund study materials for pre-med students, the annual RAM Pinning Ceremony, regional networking events, social programming and other programs. To contribute, please visit giving.rice.edu and indicate that your gift should go to “Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM): G84061-057000” in the special instructions field of the giving form.
Engage with RAM
A key priority for RAM is helping to connect alumni who work in health care and medicine with current students.
Consider volunteering your talent to help RAM support Rice pre-med students through the following initiatives:
- Big Owls/Little Owls (BOP) is a program offered by the Rice Pre-Medical Society. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- RAM Pinning Ceremony: During this event where students receive the RAM pin, we recognize all Rice students accepted into medical school. Also at the event, RAM presents scholarships to students exemplifying “Excellence in Leadership” and “Excellence in Medical Research.” This event is generally hosted the Thursday prior to commencement.
- MCAT study materials for pre-med students are provided by RAM to the Office of Academic Advising.
Members of RAM governance typically hold two-year terms. There is an annual business meeting each calendar year to discuss leadership transitions. Empty positions are filled on a rolling basis and anyone interested in joining the leadership team is welcome to contact us throughout the year.