Office of Student Affairs

Student Representatives

Class Officers for the 2018-2019 Year

Year 1 Class Officers

President: Sameena Hameed
Vice President: Hari Randhawa
Secretary: Victoria Shi
Treasurer: Bianca Ituarte
Social Activities Chair: Fahd Ali Malik

Year 2 Class Officers

President: Daniel Oh
Vice-President: Lauren Kazmaier
Secretary:  Caroline Ramsey
Treasurer: Joseph Bean
Social Activities Chair: Bethel Orshiso

Year 3 Class Officers

President: Milan Malhotra
Vice President: Valerie Kirtley
At-Large Representative: Yen Luu
At-Large Representative: Adnan Islam

Year 4 Class Officers

President: Meghana Kumar
Vice President: Sarthak Garg
At-Large Representative: Lauren Davidson
At-Large Representative: Noor Aftab

Year 5 Class Officers

President: Shane Storm
Vice President: Ilham Boda
At-Large Representative: Catherine Tran
At-Large Representative: Louis Sand

Year 6 Class Officers

Co-Presidents: Grace Rector and Luke He
At-Large Representative: Ami Purohit
At-Large Representative: Usman Hasnie

Council Representatives

UMKC School of Medicine students are represented on major councils responsible for various aspects of the educational program. These are elected positions with several student seats on each Council. The election process begins by self-nomination for either the Council on Curriculum, Evaluation or Selection. This allows students who have identified an interest in a particular aspect of the medical school to become involved in that area. All terms last one year and begin June 1.

Coordinating Committee approves all actions by the other Councils. The student rep for the Coordinating Committee is elected by and among the other Council Reps.

  • Julia Esswein
  • Taylor Carter (1st alternate)
  • Imran Nizamuddin (2nd alternate)

Council on Selections is responsible for identifying and selecting students for admission to the School of Medicine. It meets four times a year, and members of this council are asked to be available for applicant interviews December through March.  It is necessary for Selection Council members to be on a rotation that fits with this interviewing schedule. Students serving on this council must currently be in good academic standing.

  • Taylor Carter
  • Chris Kurian

Council on Evaluation is responsible for evaluating performance at all levels of the medical school, both student and faculty (although students do not sit on the subcommittee for faculty promotion). It meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m..  Students serving on this Council must have good academic standing for their entire medical school career.

  • Imran Nizamuddin
  • Elizabeth Theng

Council on Curriculum is responsible for monitoring all curricular programs  and initiating curricular changes at the School of Medicine.  It meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Humanities Conference Room. Students serving on this Council must currently be in good academic standing.

  • Jonathan Jalali (voting)
  • Vishal Mittal (1st alternate)
  • Daniel O’Toole (2nd alternate)

Council of Docents is responsible for all activities and curriculum related to the Docent Units including the ambulatory care clinics and Docent Rotation. Meetings are once a month, currently at 7:30 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Students must be in good academic standing.

  • Blue – Julia Esswein
  • Gold – Jonah Graves
  • Green – Christina Gomez
  • Purple – Niraj Madhani
  • Red – Srinavasa (Vasu) Potla

Diversity Council

  • Amaka Ofodu
  • Chizitam Ibezim

National Board of Alumni and Partners

  • Tim Weber
Organization of Student Representatives

The Organization of Student Representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges is one of the major governing councils of the AAMC.  Its purpose is to address all issues pertinent to medical students nationwide.

  • Ben Bernard (voting delegate)
  • Prarthana Patel
  • Sunna Khan
  • Laura Meidl