For October 2021
The School of Medicine Council on Curriculum has selected its new student ambassadors. Ambassadors represent the Health Sciences District and the St. Joseph campus to provide input on curriculum development and change and communicate student concerns and needs. This year’s ambassadors:
Council on Curriculum Members – Erin Galakatos, MS 5; Neal Shah, MS 5; Kevin Varghese MS 5
Year 1 Ambassadors – Cameron Quick, Brandon Park
Year 2 Ambassadors – Khyathi Thallapureddy, Bailey Whithaus
Year 3 Ambassadors – Safa Farrukh, Sameer Khan (STJ), Katie Long
Year 4 Ambassadors – Karishma Kondapalli, Erik Way
Year 5 Ambassadors – Herschel Gupta, Sidharth Ramesh
Year 6 Ambassadors – Megan Schoelch, Shubhika Jain
Josephine Nwanko, MS 4, took first place in the research category of this year’s Missouri ACP (American College of Physicians) Student Poster Competition during the organization’s annual meeting in September. She will be invited to present her winning presentation, “Increasing representation of Black women in orthopediacs starts with medical students,” at the 2022 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting next April in Chicago.
The UMKC School of Medicine’s Missouri Delta chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society announced 13 sixth-year students who will be inducted into the society next May. The inductees include Lauren Gresham, Rishabh Gupta, Shubhika Jain, Varsha Kandadi, Morgan Kensinger, Valerie Kirtley, Vijay Letchuman, Leilani Mansy, Caroline Olson, Michael Oyekan, Geethanjali Rajagopal, Megan Schoelch and Jacob Williamson. Selection to the organization recognizes a student’s dedication to the profession and art of healing and excellence in academic scholarship. Next spring, the AOA chapter will also welcome fifth-year students, alumni, residents and faculty inductees. This year’s student officers are: Andrew Peterson, student president; Kartik Depala, student vice-president; Madhavi Murali, student secretary; and Yen Luu, student treasurer.
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