Office of Student Affairs

Student Organizations


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The School of Medicine has a wide range of organizations for students to join. SOM student organizations are under the umbrella of the Medical Student Advisory Council and must follow its 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
Medical School Advisory Council (MSAC)

Advisor: Niloofar Shahmohammadi
President: Gaurav Anand
Vice-President: Tim Chow
Secretary: Shannon Demehri
Treasurer: Tim Chow
Social Chairs: Forrest Kent, Catherine Tran
Philanthropy Chairs: Haley Mayenkar, Forrest Kent
SAFC Representative: Sahaja Atluri
SGA Senators: Sara Agha, Kizhan Muhammad

Alpha Omega Alpha

Advisor: John Foxworth, Pharm.D., foxworthj@umkc.edu, 816-235-1925
President: Jasleen Ghuman
Vice President: Comron Hassanzadeh
Secretary: Payal Patel
Treasurer: Hima Veeramachaneni

American Medical Association (AMA) Student Chapter

President: Nilbhi Patel
Vice President: Usman Hasnie and Hima Veeramachaneni
Delegate: Haley Mayenkar
Alternate Delegate: Kartik Sreepada
Treasurer: Manna Varghese
Secretary: Maliha Bhatti
Community Service Chair: Noor Alshami
Year 1-2 Recruitment Chair: Priya Jain
Year 3-6 Recruitment Chair: Deven Bhatia

American Medical Women’s Association

Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D.
Advisor: Fariha Shafi, M.D.

Presidents: Paige Martin and Sanju Eswaran
Vice Presidents: AnnaMaria Maples and Katie Sheahan
Secretary: Laura Meidl
Treasurers: Jenny Vu and Shubhu Sekhon
Social Chairs: Eri Joyo and Sally Azer
Year 6 Representatives: Molly Carnahan and Kayla Briggs
Year 5 Representatives: Lidia Kruse and Angela Mundukkal
Year 4 Representatives: Saba Bajwa and Odindo Opole
Year 3 Representatives: Sarah Kasi and Rmaah Memon
Year 2 Representatives: Rose Puthumuna and Michele Yang

Anesthesiology Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Farhan Raza and Supriya Dasari
Vice President: Tony Phillips
ASA Delegate: Cate Curcuru
Secretary & Webmaster: Omar Qayum
Treasurer: Jake Kuhlman
Years 1&2 Awareness Chair: Arina Ghosh

Anesthesiologist Assistant Student Organization (AASO)

Advisor: Marge Weimer

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Staff Advisor: Cary Chelladurai
President – Rmaah Memon
Vice President – Priyesha Bijlani
Secretary – Elsa George
Senior Treasurer – Erica Swanson
Junior Treasurer – Elizabeth Theng
Webmaster – James van Phan
Conference Chair – Bharadwaj Jilakara
Historian – Vijaya Dasari
Senior Public Relations – Tony Cheng
Junior Public Relations – Sarthak Garg
Year 2 Representatives – Shirene Philipose & Raga Kilaru
Email: umkcapamsa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.apamsa.xpressinbox.com
Twitter: umkcapamsa

Christian Medical and Dental Student Association

Staff Advisor: John Purk, DDS
President :  Joshua Prather
Vice President :  Mark Spaw
Treasurer: Nick Reinegal (IMKC Dental)

Dermatology Interest Group

Faculty Advisor: Carol Stanford, M.D.
President: Grant Randall
Vice-President: Jeena Sandhu
Secretary: Charles Sherrod
Treasurer: John Wuennenberg
Volunteer Coordinator: Vidhi Shah
Research Coordinator: Siddhant Thukral
Event Coordinator: Lauran Bulgarelli

Doctors for America

Advisor: Niloofar Shahmohammadi
President: Shree Gvindarajan
Vice Presidents: Ajay Patel and Kaleb Afshar
Public Relations: Imran Nizamuddin
Treasurers: Pratika Goparaju and Nikitha Potturi
Fundraising Chair: Gurpreet Seehra
Secretary: Binoy Shah
Historian: Nilbhi Patel
Social Chair: Nicholas Keeven
Recruitment Officer: Vishnu Harikumar
Web Master: Luke He
Year 2 Representatives: Elsa George and Ammar Hasnie

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Faculty Advisors: Emily Hillman, M.D.
Yr 6 Co-Presidents: Sean Mark and Dylan Wyatt
Yr 5 Co-Presidents: Allie Reinbold and Margaret Kirwin
Secretary: Deven Bhatia
Treasurer: Binoy Shah

ENT Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Nneoma Wamkpah, Mark Spaw, Tony Guidos
Vice-President: Danielle Cunningham
Secretary: Angela Nwankwo
Treasurer: Namira Ali
PR: Elizabeth George and Waqar Zuberi

Family Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Miranda Huffman. M.D.
President:  Emily Gray
Co-Vice President: Mitchell Elting
Co-Vice President: Seenu Abraham
Co-Treasurer: Ravali Gummi
Co-Treasurer: Banoo Amighi
Secretary:  Nymisha Rao
Public Relations: Race Creeden
Year 1/2 Rep: Olivia Kwan
Year 3/4 Rep: Sumita Sharma
Year 5/6 Rep: Stephanie Lersch
Community Service Chair: Elizabeth Jarvis
Senior Student Advisor: Jenny Eichhorn
http://umkc-fmig.blogspot.com/

Free Eye Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Nancy Kunjukunju, M.D., UMKC Ophthalmology Residency Program Director
Volunteer Director: Kartik Sreepada
Programs and Education Director: Ravali Gummi
Communications Officers: Imran Nizamuddin and Nicole Cabalo (KCUMB)
Client Liasons: Himachandana Atluri, Susamita Kesh, Sarah Alshami, Ahsan Hussain
Outreach and Events Officers: Vishnu Harikumar, Huma Mujadad, Comron Hassanzadeh, Viren Rana (KCUMB)
Information Management Officer: Mrigank Gupta

Global Medical Brigades

President: Grace Rector
Vice President: Logan Burrow
Recruitment Chairs: Raksha Madhavan and Taylor Reiman
Treasurers: Ami Purohit and Nikitha Potturi
Fundraising Chair: Cindy Jaing
Logistics Chair: Adil Hassan

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: Debbie Levy
Co-President: Kevin Gibas
Treasurer: Nate LaVoy, Lauren Thai
Secretary: Hima Veeramachaneni

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Connie Beachler
President: Rahul Maheshwari
Vice Presidents:  Neil Kapil, David Sanborn
Secretary:  Kevin Gibas
Treasurer:   Diana Jung

MD-Only Student Organization

Advisor: Steven Waldman, M.D.

Medical Humanities Interest Group

Advisor: Steven D. Waldman, M.D., J.D.
President: Reid Waldman
Vice President: Matt
Treasurer: Caleb Kennon
Secretary: Grace Rector
Recruitment: Nicholas Keevan and Margaret Finn
Event Planning: Chris Wester and Jenny Vu

Medical Student Research Interest Group

Advisor: Lawrence Dall, M.D.
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
President: Steven Philips
Vice President: Kelly Kapp
Treasurer: Kale Turner
Secretary: Krishna Trivedi
PR: Urooge Boda

Ob-Gyn Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Deborah Levy and Alexis Vollmar
Vice President: Suashi Akande
Secretary:  Josie Doo
Treasurer:  Alex Johnson
Community Service: Nilbhi Patel
Social Chair/PR: Ben Castro

On-Call Musicians

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

Ophthalmology Interest Group

Advisor: Rick Lustig, M.D.
Presidents: Ravali Gummi and Ahsan Hussain
Vice Presidents: Imran Nizamuddin and Sarah Alshami
Secretary: Hima Atluri

Pediatric Interest Group

Advisor: Maria Dycoco, M.D.
Advisor:
Dr. Newman
Advisor: Connie Beachler
President: McKenzie Lutz
Vice President:
Conference Chairs (2): Mitali Thanawala and Grant Hamill
Treasurer: Nick Gier
Secretary: Amara Heard
Community Service Chairs (2): Evan Martin and Siri Kommareddy
Historian: Meghna Singh
Public Relations and Recruitment Chair: Mariah Davis

Preventative Medicine and Public Health Interest Group

President: Kevin Gibas
Vice President:  Abhishek Kantamneni
Secretary:  Siri Kommareddy
Treasurer:  Seenu Abraham
Social Chair: Arina Ghosh

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

Physician Assistant Student Association

Advisor: Marge Weimer
President: Anna Cooper
Vice President:  Abigail Poindexter
Secretary:  Kaitlin Foster
Admissions Rep: Clint Gregory
Outreach Chair: Laura Swaters
MoAPA Rep: Vinesha Byers

Radiology Interest Group

Advisor: Lawrence Ricci, M.D.
President: Ashwin Jain
Vice-President: Rehan Nizamuddin
Treasurer: Sandeep Reddy

Roos On Call

President: Kayla Briggs
Chief of Operations: Mehr Shah, Danielle Graves
Senior Treasurer: Ravali Gummi
Junior Treasurer: Elizabeth Theng
Secretary: Marjorie Farrington
Public Relations Officer: Shannon Kilfoy
Advertiser/Historian: Jacob Perera
Education Chair: Haley Mayenkar
Fit for Life Co-Chairs: Logan Burrow, Asma Akhtar

Society for Skin Health Awareness

Faculty Advisors: Steven Waldman, M.D. and Carol Stanford, M.D.
President: Reid Waldman
Vice-President: Jeena Sandhu
Secretary: Charles Sherrod
Treasurer: Dean Merrill
Volunteer Coordinator: Vidhi Shah
Research Coordinator: Siddhant Thukral
Good Skin Knowledge Director: Lauren Bulgarelli

Sojourner Clinic

Faculty Advisor: Dan Purdom, M.D. and Angela Barnett, M.D.
Executive Director: Peter Lazarz
Dir of Development: Sree Balusu
Lab Director: Danielle Graves
Main Operations Manager: Comron  Hassanzadeh
Managers: Hima  Atluri, Jasleen Ghuman, Siri Komareddy, Amena Mohiuddin, Steven Philips, Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan, Seenu Abraham, Alana Hofmann, Samuel Thomas
Lab Managers: Kavelin Rumalla, Ammar Hasnie, Antonio Petralia
PA 2 Rep: Laura Swaters
PA 1 Rep: Rachel Hoins
Webmasters: AnnaMaria Maples and Lakshmi Katta
Secretary: Neil Kapil
PR Reps: Adithi Reddy and Vishnu Harikumar
Pharmacy Liason: Priyesha Bijlani
Finance Team: Rose Puthumana
Contact: umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu
Website: http://studo.umkc.edu/sojournerhealthclinic
** to volunteer, email umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu with your name and year**

Spanish in Medicine Interest Group

Presidents: Supriya Dasari and Lidia Kruse
Vice President: Sham Singh
Curriculum Director: Imran Nizamuddin
Treasurer: Manna Varghese

Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)

President: Krishna Kumar (Year 4)
Vice-President: Divya Igwe (Year 4)
Treasurer: Mobashir Alam (Year 4)
Philanthropy (2): Vivek Vallurupalli (Year 3) and Logan Burrow (Year 3)
Correspondents (2): Thanuja Neerukonda (Year 2) and Deven Bhatia (Year 3)
Recruitment (2): Elizabeth Robin (Year 2) and JJ Waddell (Year 4)
Members at Large (2): Hima Veeramachaneni (Year 5) and Kirbi Yelorda (Year 5)

Student Interest Group of Neurosurgery (SIGNS)

Advisor: Dr. Felix Okah
President: Megan Lilley
Vice President: Kavelin Rumalla
Secretary: Rachana Kombathula
Treasurer: Mrudula Gandham
Public Relations Officer: Akhil Pulumati
Years 1/2 Liaison: Vijay Letchuman

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

President: Jazmine Smith
Vice President: Suashi Akande
Secretary: J.P. (Nnamdi) Okafor
Community Service: Angela Nwankwo and Debra Wakesa
Treasurer: Eryn Wanyonyi
Social Chair: Taylor Carter
Diversity Council Representative: Uzoamaka Ofodu

Surgical Society

Faculty Advisor: Glenn Talboy, M.D.
President: Denesh Ratnasingam
Vice President: Abhishak Kantamneni
Secretary: Vidhan Srivastava
Treasurer: Merrill Thomas
Public Relations chairman: Nneoma Wamkpah
Senior Advisors: Kevin Xiao and Ankit Verma

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