The goal of the Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM) alumni group is to serve as a platform for collaboration between healthcare alumni, the medical community and Rice University students. RAM members facilitate this goal through student support, mentorship opportunities, lifelong learning and professional networking.

Join Rice Alumni in Medicine today!

To learn more about the group and become involved, please contact us at

Volunteer your time for the Rice Pre-Medical Society!

Dear Rice University Alumni Physicians,

The Rice Pre-Medical Society is an active student organization dedicated to supporting Rice’s large pre-medical student population on their path to medical school and successful careers in medicine. However, many of our programs and resources depend upon the expertise and involvement of Rice alumni physicians in the Houston area like you! Below, you will find brief descriptions of several RPMS programs seeking volunteers with your experience and enthusiasm.

Big Owls/Little Owls Program (BOP) - A mentorship program that connects a small group of Rice undergraduates with medical students and physicians. Meetings are held monthly in a casual setting, promoting discussion of medical issues and topics outside of academics, such as lifestyle, aspirations, and what it is actually like to be a medical student or physician. (Offered Fall-Spring semesters beginning September 2017)

Educational Activities - Activities are coordinated periodically throughout the school year for undergraduates to learn about and explore different aspects of a career in medicine. These unique educational opportunities include lectures, discussion panels, and hands-on experiences with physicians and medical students. Topics we plan on introducing include The Path to Medical School, A Day in the Life of a Physician, Women in Medicine, Suture Clinics, Exploring Other Health Professions, and more. (Offered Fall-Spring semesters beginning September 2017)

2018 Medical Speaker Conference - The sixth annual Medical Speaker Conference will explore the theme: the future of healthcare. If you have any unique experiences in this topic and are interested in speaking at the conference, the event offers a great opportunity to address Rice undergraduates with similar interests/concerns. (January 27, 2018)

Mock Medical School Interviews – As interviews are a critical step in the medical school application process, alumni physicians will conduct mock interviews for Rice applicants to provide useful feedback on their performance and help them become comfortable with the interviewing process. (Dates TBD–February 2018)

If you are interested in any program, please read through the attached information and fill out the survey below for us to gather your contact information, we will put you in touch with the appropriate RPMS officer.



Julia Ng ( Ani Chatterjee (
2017-2018 RPMS President & Vice President

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Rice Alumni in Medicine Pinning Ceremony

Rice Alumni in Medicine Pinning Ceremony
Thursday, May 11, 2017
4–6:00 p.m.
Grand Hall | Rice Memorial Center
Rice University

Join Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM) as we honor and celebrate graduating pre-health students and welcome them to the Rice alumni community.

During the ceremony, attendees will be officially inducted into RAM; they will receive a certificate and a RAM pin that they can proudly display on their white coats as they start their journey in medicine or associated health professions.

During the event, graduating pre-health students will receive a pin and hear remarks from Dr. Virginia Moyer, the Vice President for Quality and MOC at the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Moyer received the Association of Rice Alumni 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. She previously served as Chief Medical Quality Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. In 2011, Dr. Moyer was named by Time Magazine as a “Person Who Mattered” for her work as chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Refreshments will be served. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. The deadline to respond is May 9. When registering, please be sure to include an RSVP for your parents, family members, and guests.


RAM Student Liaison Applications Available!

Rice Alumni in Medicine (RAM) invites Rice University undergraduate students to apply for the student liaison positions on the RAM leadership board. To be eligible, students must be juniors or seniors and must be pre-med or pre-health professions. Up to 3 students will be selected.

To apply, students should complete the attached application and email it to no later than February 5th, 2017. Student Liaisons will be selected by the end of February.


Rice Owl Edge Externship Program Extends Opportunities

Hello Rice Alumni in Medicine!

The Owl Edge Externship Program is looking for alums to submit opportunities for current Rice students to take part in! They have expanded the opportunities beyond the traditional externship programs! Please consider applying by January 13 as there is a high demand for current students to pursue health/medicine related externship opportunities!

1) Offer a traditional Externship over Spring Break 2017 (March 11-19) by hosting an interested Rice student for 1-5 days at your place of business.

2) If Spring Break isn’t a good time, offer ½ day sessions at another convenient time during the Spring Semester. We would help you coordinate these with the interested student.

3) Meet a student for lunch or coffee sometime during the semester. These can be on or near campus at a time convenient for both of you.

To learn more about how you can make an important difference for a student or if you (or others have any questions about this program), please contact Mariah Lawhon at 713-348-5305 or at by Friday, January 13.

Rice University Owl Edge Externship Program

Are you looking for a low commitment way to mentor a Rice student? Development and Alumni Relations partnered with the Center for Career Development to develop the Owl Edge Externship program. Externships are one- to five-day job shadowing experiences designed to give undergraduate students a realistic idea of a day in the life in your career field. Job shadowing may include touring your facility, sharing your career path, observing you at staff or client meetings, interviewing other colleagues, and visiting with the human resource professional to understand career opportunities.

Externships take place during Winter and Spring Break(s) so students can maximize these exploratory career experiences. Students are responsible for all travel costs.

The next session will be: Spring Break 
March 13-17, 2017

Deadline to register: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

To register your Owl Edge Externship opportunity, visit

To discuss creating externship opportunities for Rice students, please contact Mariah Lawhon ’16, assistant director of alumni programs, at