Office of Student Affairs

Student Representatives

Class Officers for the 2020-2021 Year


Year 1 Class Officers

President: Ross Dare
Vice-President: Pooja Shet
Secretary : Amber Gillani
Treasurer: Arkadeep Ghosh
Social Activities Chair: Ruthvick Kasireddy

Year 2 Class Officers

President: Amina Islam
Vice-President: Jessi Bautista Espino
Secretary: Julia Dahlke
Treasurer:  Caitlin Kogulan
Social Activities Chair: Shreya Gautam

Year 3 Class Officers

Office Advisor: Krisana West
President: Corrine Workman
Vice President: Sameena Hameed
At-Large Representative: Hari Randhawa
At-Large Representative: Bianca Ituarte

Year 4 Class Officers

President: Carolyn Yoakum
Vice President: Fareeha Naseer
At-Large Representative: Daniel Oh
At-Large Representative: Sophi Thurman

Year 5 Class Officers

President: Yen Luu
Vice President: Adnan Islam
At-Large Representative: August Frank
At-Large Representative: Valerie Kirtley

Year 6 Class Officers

President: Sarthak Garg
Vice-President: Alisha Shah
At-Large Representative: Chris Ahlering
At-Large Representative: Noor Aftab

Council Representatives

UMKC School of Medicine students are represented on school-wide councils responsible for various aspects of the educational program. These are elected positions with several student representatives on each council. The election process occurs in spring and is initiated through self-nomination, allowing students who have an identified interest in a particular aspect of medical education to become involved in that area. All terms begin on the first day of the school year, occurring in late-May.

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.

  • Jordan Longabaugh–representative
  • Andrew Peterson–first alternate
  • Eshwar Kishore–second 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.

  • Eshwar Kishore
  • Jordan Longabaugh

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.

  • Angela Nwankwo
  • Mohammed Hasan

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.

  • Andrew Peterson (voting)
  • Jordan Held (1st alternate)
  • Kevin Varghese (2nd alternate)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

  • Jessica Anyaso
  • Sayra Nieto Gomez

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-Rashmi Thimmapuram
  • Gold-Christy Nwankwo
  • Green-Vijaya Dasari
  • Purple-Nila Palaniappan
  • Red-Koral Shah

Faculty Awards Review Committee

  • Casey Rose

National Board of Alumni and Partners

  • Nikhila Pokala


  • Adiba Matin (voting delegate for 20-21, completing 2nd year of position in 20-21)
  • Nicholas Yeisley (completing 2nd year of position in 20-21)
  • Jordan Grimmett (2 years, position expires in spring 2022, voting
  • delegate in 21-22)
  • Shaan Patel (2 years, position expires in spring 2022)