Office of Student Affairs

Student Organizations


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The School of Medicine has a wide range of student organizations for students to join.  SOM student organizations are under the umbrella of the Medical Student Advisory Council and must follow their guidelines in order to receive funding through MSAC.

Additionally, students are encouraged to explore the options offered through Student Life.   All student organizations must be approved through the UMKC Student Life Office and should have a faculty and staff advisor.  For more information about the approval process please consult the guidelines found at http://www.umkc.edu/getinvolved/.  In addition to the access to student activity fees, student recognition allows organizations:

  • Use of space at the School of Medicine
  • Advising support
  • Inclusion of events in the Student Affairs Announcements
  • Public relations support
  • Bulletin board space
  • Leadership training


Forms:

Medical School Advisory Council (MSAC)

Advisor: Niloofar Shahmohammadi
President: Bryan David
Executive Vice President: Peter Everson
Administrative Vice President: Vritti Gupta
Treasurers: Alex Johnson & Lauren Thai
Secretary: Ajaya Moturu
Community Service Chairs: Huma Mujadad & Kiki Osude
Social Chair: Kevin Gibas

Anesthesiologist Assistant Student Organization (AASO)

TBD

Alpha Omega Alpha

Advisor: John Foxworth, Pharm.D., foxworthj@umkc.edu, 816-235-1925
President: Erin Sieck
Vice President: Caroline Doo
Secretary: Nasreen Quadri
Treasurer: Scott Helgeson

American Medical Association (AMA) Student Chapter

President: Hima Veeramachaneni
Vice President: Huma Mujadad
Delegate: Josephine Doo
Alternate Delegate: Neha Husain
Treasurer: Brooks Kimmis
Secretary: Ingrid Hsiung
Community Service Chair: Muhammed Alikhan
Year 1-2 Recruitment Chair: Tim Chow
Year 3-6 Recruitment Chair: Kartik Sreepada

American Medical Women’s Association

Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D.
Advisor: Jennifer McBride, M.D.

President: Melanie Ruiz
Vice President: Nikki Duggal and Katy Nickols
Secretary: Abby Hardin
Treasurer: Fatimah Ahmed
Community Service Chairs: Katey Davis and  Vanessa Smith
Social Chair – Nasreen Quadri
Personal Relation Chair: Apurva Bhatt

Anesthesiology Interest Group

Executive President: Vidhi Srivastava
Administrative President: Zahid Merchant
Vice President: Mohamed Osman
Treasurer: Seth Eisenberg
Secretary: Devin Bass

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Staff Advisor: Cary Chelladurai
President: Sanju Eswaran
Vice President: Muhamed Alikhan
Secretary: Vivek Vallurupalli
Treasurer: Tim Chow
Historian: Tasha Tuong
Webmaster: Gaurav Anand
PR Senior: Jacob Lee
PR Junior: Roshani Desai
Social Chair: Raveena Basra
Year 2 Rep: Ajay Patel
Year 2 Rep: Harmeet Bawa
Year 2 Rep: Brandon Trandai
Year 2 Rep: Shree Govindarajan
Year 2 Rep: Vidhan Srivastava
Email: umkcapamsa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.apamsa.xpressinbox.com
Twitter: umkcapamsa

Christian Medical and Dental Student Association

President :  Mark Spaw
Vice President :  Cayla Spaw

Color Officers (Docent Unit Officers)

Advisor: Gladys Zollar-Jones (zollar-jonesg@umkc.edu) 235-1906

Dermatology Interest Group

President: Kaitlin Vogt kvtfc@mail.umkc.edu
Vice-Presidents: Cayla Burnett and Katherine Glaser
Secretary: Supriya Desari
Treasurer: Joan Chandra
Volunteer Coordinator: Christopher Schiavo
Research Coordinator: Grant Randall
Event Coordinator: Lindsay Utley

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Faculty Advisors: Emily Hillman, M.D. and Stefanie Ellison, M.D.
Yr 6 President: Megan Litzau
Yr 5 Co-Presidents: Jacob Arnold and Grace Ortman
Secretary: Allie Reinbold
Treasurer: Dylan Wyatt

ENT Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Lisa Brown, Steven Curti
Vice-President: Chelsea Shapland
Secretary: Grant Hamill
Treasurer: Haley Bray

Family Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Miranda Huffman. M.D.
President:  Jenny Eichhorn
Vice President: Mitchell Elting
Treasurer: Emily Gray
Secretary:  Olivia Kwan
Community Service Chairs:  Seenu Abraham, Marina Guirguis, Debbie Boktor
http://umkc-fmig.blogspot.com/

Free Eye Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Nancy Kunjukunju, M.D., UMKC Ophthalmology Residency Program Director
Resident Liason: Adam McLaughlin, MD, UMKC Ophthalmology Resident PGY3
Executive Director: Birju Solanki
Program Director: Sheela Vivekanandan
Clinic Director: Fatima Ali and Anna Shah
Grants: Himanshu Banda
Public Relations Chair: Aditi Jani and Mariam Nawas
Fundraising Chair: Erin Sieck and Prasanthi Kandula
Patient Relations: Corey Waldman and Alex Zabaneh
Technology Chair: Malay Bhatt and Trina Ghosh

Global Medical Brigades

President: Abigail Hardin
Vice-president: Amna Hilal
Recruiting chair: Mike Pavlisin
Treasurer: Erin Sieck
Secretary: Katy Nickols
Fundraising Coordinator: Dylan Wyatt

GlobeMed (Global Medical Relief Program)

Advisor: Lynda Payne, Ph.D.
External Co-President: Matthew Goers
Internal Co-President (Fall): Hassan Rao
Internal Co-President (Spr): Salik Choudhary
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Simmi Arora
Co-Campaign Coordinator: Laura Schoeneberg
Director of Finances: Asm Iftiar Chowdhury
Director of Communications: Nistasha Khullar
Community Builder: Nasreen Quadri
co-GHU Coordinator: Katrina Abella
co-GHU Coordinator: Melony Chakrabarty

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D. StanfordC@umkc.edu, 816 235-1964
Co-President: Erin Sieck
Co-President: Sheeba Kunnel
Vice President: Beenish Ahmed
Treasurer: George Cyriac
Secretary: Jessica Van Mason

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Connie Beachler
Co-Presidents: Michala Brown and Poorvi Desai
Vice President:  Krishna Goparaju
Secretary:  Leny Abraham
Treasurer:   Krupa Patel
Community Service Chair:  Emily Robinson
Years 1&2 Liason: Kayla Briggs

MD-Only Student Organization

President: Meera Patel
Vice President: Loreley Robie
Treasurer: Caroline Baghdikian
Secretary: Paige Martin
Philanthropy Chairman: Dorthy (Becky) Daniel
Social Chairman: Cameron Myers
Year 3 Class Representative: Caroline Baghdikian
Year 4 Class Representative: Molly Carnahan
Year 5 Class Representative: Kevin Xiao
Year 6 Class Representative: Scott Helgeson

Medical Humanities Interest Group

Advisor: Lynda Payne, Ph.D.
President: Corey Waldman
Vice President: Vicki Rizk
Treasurer: Malilka Thampy
Secretary: Frank Xing

Medical Student Research Interest Group

Advisor: Tim Quinn
President: Ryan Eckert
Vice President: Asha Nookala and Katy Nickols
Treasurer: Kaitlin Vogt
Secretary: Amanda Fletcher
PR Chair: Haley Bray

Medical Student Wellness Council

Advisor: Niloofar Shahmohammadi
Co-President: Neha Rajkanan
Co-President: Hirak Shah
Secretary: Ritika Kaula
Treasurer: Furqaan Sadiq
Fundraising Chair: Malay Bhatt
Year 3 Representative: Richa Sutaria
Year 4 Representative: David Testrake
Year 5 Representative: Neha Rajkanan

Ob-Gyn Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Kayla Lash and Georgia Graham
Vice President: Kristen James
Secretary:  Irene Israel
Treasurer:  Fatima Shekhani
Public Relations Chair:  Alex Johnson

On-Call Musicians

Advisor: Steve Pankey
Leadership Board: Dylan Wyatt, Danish Zaidi, Bradee Gabel, Annie Orton, Megan Lilley

Ophthalmology Interest Group

Advisor: Rick Lustig, M.D.
Co-presidents: Erin Sieck and Nishi Muddasani
Co-Vice Presidents: Loreley Robie and Setu Patel
Education Chairs: Richa Sutaria and Alexa Altman
Treasurer: Comron Hassanzadeh
Secretary: Hima Alturi
Philanthropy: Saba Nawazish
Event Coordinator: Jesal Amin

Pediatric Interest Group

Advisor: Maria Dycoco, M.D.
Advisor:
Dr. Newman
Advisor: Connie Beachler

President: Katy Nickols
Vice President: Sarah Kirkpatrick
Conference Chairs:  McKenzie Lutz and Sneha Chintamaneni
Secretary: Mitali Thanawala
Treasurer: Siri Kommareddy
Community Service Chairs: Sheeba Kunnel and Sam Jacobson
Historian: Fatimah Ahmed
Social/Recruitment Chair and Public Relations: Amna Hilal

Psychiatry Interest Group

Advisor: Stuart Munro, M.D.
Advisor: Connie Beachler

Co-Presidents: Ritika Kaula and Will Enoch
Vice President:  Portia Schmidt
Secretary:  Parmpreet Kaur
Treasurer:  Anchal Sethi

Radiology Interest Group

Advisor: Lawrence Ricci, M.D.
President: Arun Reghunathan
Vice-President: Wasfia Alikhan
Secretary: Twinkle Dhawan
Treasurer: Adam Ali
Social Chair: Roshan Babu

Sojourner Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Dan Purdom, M.D. and Angela Barnett, M.D.
Executive Directors: Ripa Patel and Apurva Bhatt
Program Assistant: Merriam Massey
Senior Advisor: Krystal Sully
Lab Director: Peter Lazarz
Manager of Managers: Maria Uloko
Junior Managers: Roshan Babu, Peter Everson, Comron Hassanzadeh, Greg Miller, Chelsea Shapland, Jasleen Ghuman
Treasurer: Sree Balusu
Webmaster: Annamarie Maples
Secretary: Alexis Bruhn
Public Relations Officer: Vaishnavi Vaudyanathan
Pharmacy Liason: Amna Hilal
Research Coordinator: Neil Kapil
Contact: umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu
Website: http://studo.umkc.edu/sojournerhealthclinic
** to volunteer, email umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu with your name and year**

Student Activity Funding Committee (SAFC)

Representative: Dylan Wyatt
Alternate Representative: Amit Roy

Student Government Association (SGA)

Representatives: Laura Becker & Mehdi Khalafi
Alternate Representative: Huma Mujadad

Student Interest Group of Neurosurgery (SIGNS)

Year 6 Representatives: Josh Burk and Aaron Jones
President: Denesh Ratnasingam
Vice President: Marc Eastin
Secretary: Abhishek Kantamneni
Treasurer: Peter Lazarz
PR: Race Creeden
1st and 2nd Year Rep: Megan Lilley and Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Advisor: Kenneth Beene, beenek@umkc.edu, 816-235-1700
President: Yosafe Wakwaya
Co-Vice Presidents: Michala Brown and Anezi Uzendu
Secretary: Gretchen Woodfork
Co-Community Service Chairs:Chiazotam Ekekezie and Aaron Jones
Treasurer: Nkiru (Ki Ki) Osude
Social Chair: Jazmine Smitn
Historian: Nathaniel Hayward III
Parliamentarian: Ryan Stokes

Surgical Society

Faculty Advisor: Glenn Talboy, M.D.
President: Kevin Xiao
Executive Vice President: Ankit Verma
Administrative Vice President: Bryan David
Strategic Planning Vice President: Denesh Ratnasingam
Secretary: Chelsea Shapland
Treasurer: Abhishek Kantamneni
Public Relations chairman: Vishal Thumar
Year 1&2 liaison: Vidhan Srivastava