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 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: Kevin Gibas
Executive Vice President: Lauren Thai
Administrative Vice President: Shannon Demehri
Treasurer: Alex Johnson
Co-Treasurer: Hunter Faris
Secretary: Gaurav Anand
Philanthropy Chair: Jasleen Ghuman
Social Chair: Tim Chow
SGA Representatives: Kayla Briggs and Chris Favier
SAFC Representative: Hunter Faris
SAFC Alternate: Tom Green

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: Neha Husain
Delegate: Muhammed Alikan
Alternate Delegate: Brooks Kimmis
Treasurer: Timothy Chow
Secretary: Nilbhi Patel
Community Service Chair: Mrigank Gupta
Year 1-2 Recruitment Chair: Kavelin Rumalla
Year 3-6 Recruitment Chair: Usman Hasnie

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

Year 6 representative: Asha Nookala
Year 6 representative: Lance Brandenburgh
Year 5 representative: Roshan Babu
Year 4 representative: Farhan Raza
Year 4 representative: Jonathan Kuhlman

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Staff Advisor: Cary Chelladurai
President: Vivek Vallurupalli
Vice President: Ajay Patel
Senior Treasurer: Vidhan Srinivasta
Junior Treasurer: Erica Swanson
Secretary: Brandon Trandai
Conference Chair: Shree Govindarajan
Historian: Tasha Tuong
Webmaster: Binoy Shah
Senior PR: Jacob Lee
Junior PR: Rmaah Memon
Year 2 Reps: Elsa George and Priyesha Bijlani
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: [Vacant: please contact the Student Affairs Office]

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 Co-Presidents: Jacob Arnold and Grace Ortman
Yr 5 Co-Presidents: Sean Mark and Hima Veeramachaneni
Secretary: Allie Reinbold
Treasurer: Dylan Wyatt

ENT Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Haley Bray and Chelsea Shapland
Co-Vice-Presidents: Nneoma Wamkpah and Tony Guidos
Secretary: Danielle Cunningham
Treasurer: Nneoma Wamkpah
Social Chair: Siri Kommareddy
Community Service Chair: Mark Spaw
Membership Officer: Poonam Patel

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
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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: Jenny Eichhorn
Co-President: Nick Gier
Treasurer: Hasan Bader
Secretary: Marina Guirguis

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Advisor: Connie Beachler
Co-Presidents: Tony Phillips and Kayla Briggs
Vice President:  Amneet Hans
Secretary:  Rahul Maheshwari
Treasurer:   Siri Kommareddy
Community Service Chair:  Ishaan Jakhar
Social Outreach Chair: Sai Vanam
Years 1&2 Liason: Diana Jung

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: 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: 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
President: Peter Lazarz
Vice President: Jazmine Smith
Secretary: Laura Meidl
PR for Years 3-6: Steven Philips
PR for Years 1 and 2: Caroline Adams

Ob-Gyn Interest Group

Co-Presidents: Gabby Curry and Marina Guirguis
Vice President: Debby Levy
Secretary:  Suashi Akande
Treasurer:  Carly Oakley
Public Relations Chair:  Ben Castro

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: Sneha Chintamaneni
Vice President: McKenzie Lutz
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

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: Apurva Bhatt and Peter Lazarz
Smile Clinic Executive Director: Sree Balusu
Manager of Managers: Greg Miller
Senior Managers: Roshan Babu, Peter Everson, Jasleen Ghuman, Comron Hassanzadeh, Chelsea Shapland
Laboratory Director: Danielle Graves
Laboratory Managers: Ammar Hasnie, Antonio Petralia, Illham Boday
Managers (2-yr term 2015-2017): Hima Atluri, Siri Kommareddy, Amena Mohiuddin, Steven Phillips, Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan
Treasurer: Thomas Green
Pharmacy Liaison: Isha Jain
Secretary: Seenu Abraham
Public Relations Officer: Adithi Reddy
Student Research Mentor: Parmpreet Kaur
Webmasters: Annamaria Maples and Lakshmi Katta
Physician Assistant Program Liaisons: Chelsea Light and Laura Swater
Contact: umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu
Website: http://studo.umkc.edu/sojournerhealthclinic
** to volunteer, email umkcfreeclinic@umkc.edu with your name and year**

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 Activity Funding Committee (SAFC)

Representative: Hunter Faris

Student Government Association (SGA)

Representatives: Kayla Briggs and Chris Favier

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: Simi Kuye
Co-Vice Presidents: Jazmine Smith and Anthony Okafor
Secretary: Cassidy Onukwuli
Community Service: Sase Eke
Treasurer: Suashi Akande
Social Chair: Amaka Ofodu
Parliamentarian: Eryn Wanyonyi

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

Spanish in Medicine Interest Group

President: Shilpa Junna
Vice President: Stephanie Lersch
Secretary: Brooks Kimmis
Treasurer: Fedra Fallahian
Curriculum Directors: Lidia Kruse and Nikolai Khromouchkine
Year 1/2 Representative: Manna Varghese