Organizations, Interest Groups and Honor Societies

The College of Human Medicine supports a variety of medical student organizations, interest groups and honor societies. Involvement in these groups allow students to explore specific interests, engage with peers and grow academically, professionally and personally.

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2022-2023 Directory

Honor Societies

Organizations and Interest Groups

  • Addiction Medicine Student Interest Group (AMSIG)

    Addiction Medicine Student Interest Group (AMSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The purpose of this organization shall be to increase exposure to the subspecialty. The AMSIG aims to equip medical students with the knowledge needed to provide empathetic care to their patients affected by addiction regardless of the specialty they ultimately pursue. The AMSIG will also provide students with opportunities to learn about the impact of addiction through the eyes of real patients, providers and others working in the field.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Cara Poland, MD, MEd | polandc2@msu.edu
    Alan Jamison, PhamD, PhD | alanjami@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Brian McAllister | mcallib@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Keerat Bains | bainskee@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Nick Raggio | raggioni@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Brandon Leung | leungbra@msu.edu 

    Publicity
    Kelsey Bean | beankels@msu.edu 

  • American Medical Association (AMA)

    American Medical Association (AMA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Wanda Lipscomb, PhD | lipscom3@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Sravya Emmadi | emmadisr@msu.edu 

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

    American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Medical Student Interest Group (AMSSM MSIG)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: The goal American Medical Society Sports Medicine Medical Student Interest Group (AMSSM MSIG) is to serve as a national interest group for medical students interested in sports medicine with opportunities to engage in interactive discussions with students and physicians from around the country presented via an online platform.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jill Moschelli, MD | sadoskij@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Jacob Agemy | agemyjac@msu.edu
    Jacob Charron | charron8@msu.edu 

    Vice Presidents
    Richard Steffan | steffanr@msu.edu
    Mahmoud Awada | awadamah@msu.edu 

  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

    American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisors
    Wanda Lipscomb, PhD | lipscom3@msu.edu
    Judy Brady, PhD | bradyj@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Luke Gingell | gingelll@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Nadiya Sharif | sharifna@msu.edu 

    Volunteer Coordinators
    Guian Estupigan | estupiga@msu.edu 
    Shourya Verma | vermasho@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Aghdas Movassaghi | movassag@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Ivana Khreizat | khreizat@msu.edu 

  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

    American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jane Turner, MD| turnerjj@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Iris Chiriac | chiriaci@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Miranda Zeneli | zenelimi@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Eliza Burr | burreli1@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Madison Kemme | kemmemad@msu.edu 

    Fundraising Chair
    Paige Cubberly | chubberl@msu.edu 

    Community Outreach
    Marci Gener | maricel@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Katherine Keller, DO| Email kellerk2@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Hannah Brown | schwa412@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Antonia Vrana | vranaant@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Katie Wilk | wilkkati@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Laura Hayse | hayselau@msu.edu 

    Recruitment Chair
    Carina Grain | graincar@msu.edu 

  • Anesthesia Student Interest Group (ASIG)

    Anesthesia Student Interest Group (ASIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The mission of the Anesthesia Student Interest Group is to allow medical students of all interests further explore the field of anesthesia and the opportunities it presents. We will promote education, communication, advocacy, research, and networking among students and physicians in the field of anesthesiology.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Nicholas Yeldo, MD| nyeldo1@hfhs.org 

    President/Officer
    Ivana Khreizat | khreizat@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Ben Boudreau | boudre41@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Danny Bakoz | bakozdan@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Hussein Mackie | mackiehu@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Ben Stam, MD| benjamin.stam@apcpc.net 

    Executive Board
    Hailey Koh | haileyk@msu.edu
    Mckenna Galloway | gallow51@msu.edu
    Hannah Brown | schwa412@msu.edu
    Jon Giolitti | giolitti@msu.edu
    Aakash Dave | daveaaka@msu.edu 

  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

    Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine (CHM) hopes to promote education and engagement in the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities, as well as the sociopolitical issues affecting APIA communities and Asian populations abroad. We aspire to accomplish our vision through organizing networking events with physicians and community leaders, interactive documentary screenings, connecting students with active local organizations, and serving the needs of the local APIA community, all with the hopes of training culturally sensitive and socially responsible future physicians.

    The College of Human Medicine's APAMSA chapter will be guided by the following motivations:

    • Explore APIA identity, heritage, history, and struggles
    • Highlight, unite, and represent diversity
    • Learn and educate on health care disparities
    • Enhance cultural humility
    • Build long-lasting community and connections
    • Maintain cohesion between Grand Rapids and East Lansing chapters
    • Improve intersectional APIA representation in current CHM curriculum
    • Collaborate with other student organizations and administration to address the needs of APIA medical students and community

    Website: https://www.apamsa.org/
    Email: apamsa@gmail.com
    Instagram: @msuchmapamsa

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Amanda Yang, MD | Amanda.Yang@spectrumhealth.org 

    President/Officer
    Sarah Buhay | buhaysar@msu.edu
    Tien Hua | huatien@msu.edu 

    Social Media Chair
    Claudine Vera Cruz | veracruz@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Maricel Gener | maricel@msu.edu 

  • Business in Medicine Interest Group (BMIG)

    Business in Medicine Interest Group (BMIG)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: This club will serve to help inform medical students of the influence and complexities of business related information on healthcare. As an organization, we will attempt to navigate the administrative aspects of healthcare and how that can be used to further patient health and financial outcomes. The club will serve further to educate future healthcare professionals about personal finance and how and why personal investing is a necessary and useful tool to have in the modern economy.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Deanna Wasson-Wilbanks, EdD, MS, LPC, NCC | deanawil@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Shourya Verma | vermasho@msu.edu
    Neal Doshi | doshine1@msu.edu 

    Administrative Officer
    Philip Calhoun | calhou67@msu.edu 

    Financial officer
    Danny Bakoz | bakozdan@msu.edu 

    Outreach Officer
    Henry Zou | zouhenry@msu.edu 

  • Cardiology Student Interest Group (CSIG)

    Cardiology Student Interest Group (CSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Cardiology Student Interest Group (CSIG) is dedicated to fostering a community of medical students who are interested in the realms of cardiology as a science and as a clinical field. We achieve a united community by providing opportunities to explore cardiology outside of the classroom, connecting students to practicing cardiologists to help them progress their academic portfolios, and providing service to the community at large.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Manel Boumegouas, MD | dr.manelboumegouas@gmail.com 

    President/Officer
    Lloyd Mercier | mercie31@msu.edu
    Ahmad Irshaid | irshaid1@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    John Ochieng | ochiengj@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Kaminski Michael | kamin151@msu.edu 

    Service Chair
    Jaclyn Calkins | calkin37@msu.edu 

    Public Relations
    Amanda Croft | croftama@msu.edu 

  • CHM Serve

    CHM Serve 

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: The primary purpose of CHM Serve is to administer the Pharmacy Assist program at the Care Free Clinic at 1100 West Saginaw Street, Suite 5, Lansing, MI, 48915. CHM Serve is responsible for staffing the Pharmacy Assist office on a weekly basis with volunteers, at days and hours determined by the executive board.

    Ancillary purposes of CHM Serve are to raise awareness about lack of prescription drug coverage and health insurance coverage generally, as well as healthcare challenges concerning underserved populations.

    Additional outreach programs and support will be added as needed and possible with the support of Care Free staff and patients.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Bhatti Farhan, MD| bhattifa@msu.edu 

    Clinical Coordinator
    Richard Pellizzari | pellizz3@msu.edu 

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Katelyn Smiles | smileska@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Joe Hostnik | hostnikj@msu.edu 

    Other
    Matt VanHeest | vanhee12@msu.edu
    Keshav Lalchandani | lalchan1@msu.edu 

  • CHM-COM Pathology Interest Group (CHM-COM PIG)

    CHM-COM Pathology Interest Group (CHM-COM PIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide educational activities related to the field and study of pathology for medical students in the College of Human Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Activities include, but are not limited to: presentations about pathology residency programs, discussion of pathology practices, review of pathology cases, and interviews with practicing pathologists.

    • Email: herman41@msu.edu 
    • Social Media: An instagram account is currently in the works!


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Paul Kowalski, MD | herman41@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Meredith Herman | herman41@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Arezu Forouzandeh | forouza5@msu.edu 

  • Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA)

    Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: CMDA educates, encourages, and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God. Christian healthcare professionals glorify God by following Christ, serving with excellence and compassion, caring for all people, and advancing Biblical principles of healthcare within the Church and throughout the world.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Ken Dudley, | drkdudley@gmail.com

    President/Officer
    Nick Raggio | raggioni@msu.edu
    Mary Benz | benzmary@msu.edu 

  • Council of Medical Students (COMS)

    Council of Medical Students (COMS)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: To promote the academic, social, and economic aims of medical students at Michigan State University.

    To establish effective communication among medical students and between medical schools; and to create channels of communication that lead to successful collaborations for the improvement of oneself with other student organizations.

    To initiate communication and promote cooperation with the academic and administrative departments of the three medical schools (including off-campus) and the University.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Joel Maurer, MD| Joel.maurer@ht.msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Mitchell Yelton | yeltonmi@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Annes Kim | anneskim@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Regan Castle | castler1@msu.edu 

  • Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

    Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Dermatology Interest Group is committed to providing volunteering, networking, mentorship, resources, and research opportunities to medical students interested in a career in dermatology. Our purpose is to provide a support group and community for students considering a career in dermatology through meaningful connections with students, residents, and physicians on topics pertinent to a career in dermatology. It is also the intention of the group to provide a network for collaboration on volunteer and service activities pertaining to dermatology. Through meetings with Dermatology faculty, residents, and other interested medical students, DIG hopes to foster the interest of Dermatology in the medical school classes.

    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Kurt Ashack, MD| ashackku@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Deena Abdel-Gadir | abdelgad@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Dorothea McGowan | mcgowa75@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Cassidy Gardner | gardn262@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Kurt Ashack, MD, FAAD| Kurt.ashack@gmail.com 

    President/Officer
    Christina Druskovich | druskov4@msu.edu
    Disha Bhargava | bharga15@msu.edu
    Kavya Shivaram | shivara1@msu.edu
    Henry Zou | zouhenry@msu.edu 

  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

    Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: Our purpose is to foster interest in Emergency Medicine, a specialty for those who want to engage in a variety of procedures and skills to help patients at their most vulnerable. Our goals are to introduce our fellow students to all the amazing things EM physicians do, as well as help develop skills they will need for rotations and beyond. Our purpose is to expose the incoming medical students to the world of emergency medicine and the subspecialties it has to offer in modern healthcare system. We will also provide physicians panels that will go over residency applications, lifestyle, and future of the profession.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Martin Romero, MD FACEP| romerom1@msu.edu

    Co-Chair
    Brianna Sholte | sholtebr@msu.edu
    Nicholas Garnett | garnettn@msu.edu
    Carolyn Zichichi | zichich1@msu.edu
    Jordan Van Wert | vanwertj@msu.edu
    David Agemy | agemyjac@msu.edu 

  • Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

    Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: We, the Family Medicine Interest Group for the College of Human Medicine, exist to grow the interest and awareness of Family Medicine within our campus and community, while working to provide opportunities for students to explore special topics within the discipline including International Medicine, Research, Sports Medicine, Specialties within Family Medicine, and more correlating experiences with the current clinical based curriculum; We also strive to enhance the student bodies social and cultural awareness by providing community outreach projects to allow the students to contribute to the world around us.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Lauren Snyder, MD | lauren.snyder@spectrumhealth.org 

    E-board member
    Mary Finedore | finedore@msu.edu
    Sophie McConkey | mcconk10@msu.edu
    Emma Zblewski | zblewski@msu.edu
    Tena Baar | baartena@msu.edu
    Patricio Ruano | ruanopat@msu.edu 

  • First Generation In Medicine (FGIM)

    First Generation In Medicine (FGIM)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Our purpose is to support and cultivate community among the MSU CHM first-generation students in medicine. Our group identifies a student as First Gen in Med if they are a first-generation college graduate, first-generation medical student, and/or low income. Our goal is to support and uplift our first-gen students while building equitable access to resources and mentorship. In doing so, we will encourage our future First Gen in Med physicians to lean on their strengths and perspectives to better the delivery of medicine.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jennifer J Ekkens, DO | ekkensje@msu.edu
    Lisa Lowery, MD | lisa.lowery@helendevoschildrens.org

    President/Officer
    Ashley Caron | caronash@msu.edu

    VP Social Engagement
    Marissa Solorzano | solorzam@msu.edu 

    VP Academic Success
    Patricio Ruano | ruanopat@msu.edu 

    VP Speaker Recruitment
    Melanie De La Cruz | delacr65@msu.edu 

    VP Admissions Liaison
    Tien Hua | huatien@msu.edu 

    VP Finances and Fundraising
    Elizabeth Martin | mart2565@msu.edu 

    VP Professional Development
    Sarah Buhay | buhaysar@msu.edu 

    VP Community Service and Outreach
    Laura Hayse | hayselau@msu.edu 

    VP Undergraduate Outreach
    Katie Wilk | wilkkati@msu.edu 

  • FitKids360 (FK 360)

    FitKids360 (FK 360)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Our mission is to work with a local FitKids360 healthy lifestyle program to serve as mentors for children ages 5 to 17 and their parents or support partners. Together, we combine basic education about nutrition, behavior, and exercise with a wide range of physical activities to help participants develop healthy habits, eat better and become more active.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Kathleen Howard, MD | kathleenhoward@comcast.net 

    President/Officer
    Michaela Kehoe | kehoemi2@msu.edu
    John Ochieng | ochiengj@msu.edu
    Christi Druskovich | druskov4@msu.edu 

  • Family Medicine Interest Group in Flint (FMIG Flint)

    Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: The purpose of FMIG of Flint is to develop the family medicine workforce and advance the specialty of family medicine by strengthening current and aspiring medical students to be prepared for and choose to pursue a career in family medicine in the U.S.

     

    Faculty Advisor
    Sara Elsayed, MD | Sara.Elsayed@mclaren.org 

    President
    Julie Ngo | ngojulie@msu.edu

    Vice President
    Berenitze Balladares | balladar@msu.edu

    Secretary
    Jenna Luth | luthjenn@msu.edu

    Treasurer
    Rosa Vasquez | vasque88@msu.edu

  • Gastroenterology Interest Group (GIG)

    Gastroenterology Interest Group (GIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: Mission: The purpose of the Gastroenterology Interest Group is to provide CHM students the opportunity to explore the field of Gastroenterology. We hope to create a dialogue between faculty, physicians, and students in order to foster student interest within the field. Additionally, we supply networking opportunities and resources that students can make use of in attaining their goals.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    James Mayle, MD | mayle@msu.edu 
    Michael Madura, MD | madura@msu.edu 

    President
    Anosh Kermani | kermani2@msu.edu

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    James Mayle, MD | mayle@msu.edu 
    Michael Madura, MD | madura@msu.edu 

    President
    Lisa Grove | grovelis@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Riley Costen | costenri@msu.edu 

  • Grand Rapids Emergency Medicine Interest Group (GREMIG)

    Grand Rapids Emergency Medicine Interest Group (GREMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide networking, educational and clinical experiences for CHM students interested in pursuing a residency in emergency medicine.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Matthew Emery, MD | emerym@msu.edu 

    Communications
    Emily Hill | hillemi3@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Jon Giolitti | giolitti@msu.edu 

    MCEP Contact
    Katie Wilk | wilkkati@msu.edu 

    Event Coordinator
    Paige Sims | simspaig@msu.edu 

    Newsletter Coordinator
    Andrew Hulsman | hulsmana@msu.edu 

  • Grand Rapids Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

    Grand Rapids Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: To expose medical students to the field of radiology as well as help connect current medical students to shadowing and research opportunities.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Andrew Woodrow, MD | awoodrow@advancedrad.com 

    President/Officer
    Bridget Gongol | gongolbr@msu.edu
    Cody Lee | leecody@msu.edu 

  • Grand Rapids Street Medicine (GRSM)

    Grand Rapids Street Medicine (GRSM)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Grand Rapids Street Medicine exists as a multidisciplinary outreach partnered with community resources to bring high-quality healthcare to persons experiencing homelessness through a student-run free clinic.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Beth Makowski, DO | beth.makowski@spectrumhealth.org

    President/Officer
    Eneka Lamb | lambenek@msu.edu
    Jake Bauss | baussjac@msu.edu 

    VP Community Coordination
    Christa Schafer | schaf172@msu.edu 

    VP Logistics and Operations
    Victoria Moaddel | kuiper23@msu.edu 

    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Brian McAllister | mcallib@msu.edu
    Nicholas Parliament | parliam4@msu.edu 

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Allison Swider | swideral@msu.edu 

    Street Medicine Coordinator
    Tessa Muench | muenchte@msu.edu 

    Finance Coordinator 
    Jon Giolitti | giolitti@msu.edu 

    Membership Coordinator
    Spencer Jessop | Jessopsp@msu.edu 

  • Grand Rapids Surgery Interest Group (GRSIG)

    Grand Rapids Surgery Interest Group (GRSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: We, students at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, establish the Surgery Interest Group, an organization founded on the principles of service, professionalism, humility, collaboration, and critical thinking. The purpose of this organization is to educate students about the fields of surgery, to provide a framework and guidance for students seeking to become competitive surgical residency applicants, to allow future surgeons to network withother medical students and with practicing physicians, allow students to develop skills relevant for surgery, and to encourage MSU CHM students to consider a career in surgery. In accordance with this view, we establish this Constitution to be our guiding document in all organizational affairs.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Elizabeth Steensma, MD | Elizabeth.steensma@spectrumhealth.org

    Surgical Elective Officer
    Susanna Wang | wangsusa@msu.edu 

    Surgeon Speaker Officer
    Sydney Rechner | rechners@msu.edu 

    Suture Clinic Officer
    Spencer Jessop | jessopsp@msu.edu 

    Other
    Caleb Weissman | weissm27@msu.edu 

  • Hematology & Oncology Interest Group (HOIG)

    Hematology & Oncology Interest Group (HOIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The MSU CHM Hematology/Oncology Interest Group is an organized group of medical students who share a common interest in the field of hematology/oncology and meet regularly to learn more about the pathology and patient care involved in this field. Our interest group offers many ways to get involved and learn about this subspecialty.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Chi Braunreiter, MD | braunrei@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Matt VanHeest | vanhee12@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Sarah Seaba | seabasar@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    President/Officer
    Deepthi Devireddy | devired2@msu.edu 

  • Infectious Disease Interest group (IDIG)

    Infectious Disease Interest group (IDIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The goal of the MSU CHM Infectious Disease Interest Group (IDIG) is to encourage interest in infectious disease by introducing medical students to the subspecialty. IDIG will work to increase student awareness of the infectious disease topics and guide those who are interested in a future career in infectious disease. IDIG provides an opportunity for MSU CHM students to engage with infectious disease experts and learn from their experiences. The IDIG faculty mentor is Dr. Keith English.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Keith English, MD | englis94@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Dorothea McGowan | mcgowa75@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Anosh Kermani | kermani2@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Rachel Cameron | camer164@msu.edu
    William Nauam | nauamwil@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Brian McAllister | mcallib@msu.edu 

    Social media
    Isabella Ndlebe | ndlebeis@msu.edu 

    Outreach coordinator
    Mariam Nasser | nasserm2@msu.edu 

  • Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

    Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Internal Medicine Interest Group at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is a student-led organization that exists to provide all interested students with exposure to the specialty of Internal medicine and its' subspecialties through a variety of educational opportunities and practical experiences.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Andrew Jameson, MD | Andrew.Jameson@mercyhealth.com
    Sumughda Rayamajhi, MD | rayamaj1@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Luke Gingell | gingelll@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Helina Misikir | misikirh@msu.edu 

    Social Media Chair
    Gaby Brakoniecki | brakoni2@msu.edu 

    Event Chair
    Ngan Nguyen | nguy1032@msu.edu 

    Community Outreach Chair
    Sydney Hudock | hudocksy@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    Executive Board Member
    Tena Baar | baartena@msu.edu
    Rebecca Miller | mill3365@msu.edu 

  • Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)

    Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG) 

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Interventional Radiology Interest Group will facilitate exposure to and foster intrigue in future careers in Interventional Radiology. The Interventional Radiology Interest Group will achieve its mission through hosting clinical exploration opportunities, research mentorships, guest speakers, and didactic lectures. Participating members will learn about the role of Interventional Radiology in the clinical setting, as well as cooperation within a medical team. Further, members will be assisted in developing the skills necessary for successful application and matching into an Interventional Radiology residency.


    Traverse City Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jim Morrison, MD | jmorrison@advancedrad.com 
    Orrie Close, MD | oclose@advancedrad.com 

    President/Officer
    Norman Beauchamp | beauch59@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Riley Draper | draperr2@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Parin Kathari | kothar24@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    David Reid | reiddav2@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Alec LaBadie | labadi19@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Luke Beauchamp | beauch64@msu.edu 

  • Latin American and Native American Medical Association (LANAMA)

    Latin American and Native American Medical Association (LANAMA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: To provide a hospitable and nurturing environment for students who identify as Native American and/ or Latinx medical students at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM). LANAMA aims to bring insight to the pressing issue of health disparities and needs of Latino and Native American communities. We are therefore committed to promoting service, increasing responsiveness and developing plans to help raise awareness towards the needs of these communities. As an organization we also aim to increase enrollment, graduation and success of future leaders of Latinx and Native American background through a supportive network providing guidance academically, socially and professionally.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Elizabeth Lyons, MD | guerre21@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Martha Flores | Flore124@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Laura Garcia | garci604@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Tony Bonilla-Salmeron | bonill21@msu.edu

    Treasurer
    Olga Saquiche | saquiche@msu.edu 

    Public Relations Chair 
    Anthony Meza | mezaanth@msu.edu 

    Mentorship Chair
    Jesus Dorado Madera | doradoma@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    President/Officer
    Patricio Ruano | ruanopat@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Melanie De La Cruz | delacr65@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Jocelyn Gaona | gaonajoc@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Marissa Solorzano | solorzam@msu.edu 

    Mentorship Chair
    Ashley Caron | caronash@msu.edu 

    Public Relations Chair
    Leonardo Romero-Barajas | romeroba@msu.edu 

  • Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)

    Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is dedicated toward delivering evidence-based education regarding the benefits of lifestyle modifications and preventative care on public health outcomes. This includes diet, sleep, exercise, stress management, and preventative care measures. This interest group will provide lectures, workshops, and demonstrations to explore the scope of Lifestyle Medicine and to benefit the collective wellness of the medical student body.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Carolyn Vollmer, MD | carolyn.vollmer@spectrumhealth.org 

    President/Officer
    Annika Lintvedt | lintvedt@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Michael Knox | knoxmich@msu.edu 

    Representative
    Tessa Muench | muenchte@msu.edu 

  • Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA)

    Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: MSU-CHM MSPA is established for the expressed purpose of increasing the competency and confidence of medical students, healthcare professionals, and faculty in serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender/Aromantic+ (LGBTQIA+) patient populations. Through campus involvement, workshops, and community outreach, our mission is to improve the health of LGBTQIA+ patient populations and to take steps to acknowledge and address the injustices that contribute to health disparities in marginalized communities, specifically Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) and trans folks. We believe it is important to center BIPOC and trans folks in the work of the organization because of the way that intersectionality impacts people who belong to multiple minority groups.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Kathrin Kelly, MD | kathrine.kelly@spectrumhealth.org
    John Duhn, DO | john.Duhn@spectrumhealth.org 

    President/Officer
    Avery Sena | senaaver@msu.edu
    Guian Estupigan | estupiga@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Dennis Boynton | boyntond@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Keerat Bains | bainskee@msu.edu 

  • Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ)

    Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: The Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ) is the longest-running international academic journal in the United States authored, reviewed, edited, and published by medical students for medical students. It is dedicated to promoting the scientific achievements of medical students, teaching principles of peer and article review, and providing editorial, publishing and leadership learning experiences. Medical students worldwide are invited to submit manuscripts and serve as trained reviewers. The MSRJ publishes original research, case studies, editorials, research letters, reviews, and reflections that meet required standards, are authored by a medical student, and advance science. It is sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.


    Southeast, MI Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Mark Trottier, PhD | trottie1@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Julia Pudar | pudarjul@msu.edu 

  • Medicine, Film and the Arts (MFA)

    Medicine, Film and the Arts (MFA)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Medicine, Film and the Arts seeks to do three things: 1) Offer space for medical students to explore artistic interests of any kind and to explore and engage with difficult or complex subject matter through an arts lens. 2) We aim to build community partnerships in both Grand Rapids and East Lansing to support community endeavors. 3) To give medical students a respite from the rigors of medical school and do fun stuff together, from paint nights to film festivals. The sum of these goals culminates into the idea of adding a dimension of education to our medical training that engages a part of life that typical medical training doesn’t touch: the human experience through art and expression.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Deana Wilbanks, EdD, MS, LPC, NCC | deanawil@msu.edu
    Geri Zeldes | alumitge@msu.edu  

    President/Officer
    Mary Finedore | finedore@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Eliza Burr | burreli1@msu.edu
    Katie Wilk | wilkkati@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Lisa Grove | grovelis@msu.edu 

    Community Partnership
    Carolina Eckertova | eckertov@msu.edu 

    Event Coordinator (EL)
    Bijaya Dhungana | dhungan3@msu.edu (EL)
    Sydney Brief | briefsyd@msu.edu (GR)

    Communications/Social
    Antonia (Nia) Vrana | vranaant@msu.edu 

  • MSU CHM Ophthamology Interest Group (OIG)

    MSU CHM Ophthamology Interest Group (OIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG) is dedicated to exploring the field of ophthalmology as a surgical subspecialty and providing students with the opportunity to learn about residency and career options.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Lina Nagia, DO | Email nagialin@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Nabiha Habib | habibnab@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Richard Pellizzari | pellizz3@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Alex Everts | evertsal@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Naomi Pang | pangnaom@msu.edu 

    Marketing/PR
    Sania Farooq | farooqsa@msu.edu 

  • MSU CHM Student Council (StuCo)

    MSU CHM Student Council (StuCo)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: There are three main purposes for College of Human Medicine Stu-dent Council: 1) to respond to the needs of the student body at the college, 2) to establish connectedness within the student body that fosters a collaborative learning environment, and 3) to provide re-sources and support to the students of the college.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Wanda Lipscomb, PhD | lipscom3@msu.edu 

    Co-President/Officer
    Sravya Emmadi | emmadisr@msu.edu 

    Co-Vice President
    Neal Doshi | doshine1@msu.edu 

    Co-Secretary
    Anna McDowell | moodyann@msu.edu 

    Co-Treasurer
    Gabrielle Brakoniecki | brakoni2@msu.edu 

    Representatives:
    Mohamad Chamseddine
    Joshua Cunningham
    Sania Farooq
    Hasaan Hayat
    Joseph Hostnik
    Djordje Jaksic
    Allie Ravid
    Sara Seaba

    Grand Rapids Members

    Co-President/Officer
    Sarah Buhay | buhaysar@msu.edu 

    Co-Vice President
    Deepthi Devireddy | devired4@msu.edu 

    Co-Secretary
    Antonia Vrana | vranaant@msu.edu 

    Co-Treasurer
    Tien Hua | huatien@msu.edu

    Representatives
    Dennis Boynton
    Christi Druskovich
    Jon Giolitti
    Laura Hayes
    Jailyn Kicks
    Kristopher Janevski
    Spencer Jessop
    Benjamin Kowalske

  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)

    Muslim Student Association (MSA)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Unite Muslim students on campus and offer support and mentoring via connecting with Muslim physicians


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Farha Abbasi, MD| Email abbasif@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Yasser Almansour | almans26@msu.edu
    Deena Abdel-Gadir | abdelgad@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Nabiha Habib | habibnab@msu.edu 

    Event Planning
    Sania Farooq | farooqsa@msu.edu 

    Marketing
    Nadiya Sharif | sharifna@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Ahmad Irshaid | irshaid1@msu.edu 

  • Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG)

    Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: Encourage, explore and inform about the field of neurosurgery, making the field more approachable and accessible to students, with a focus on research, community service and engagement.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Sutton Williams, PhD | Will3506@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Morgan Block | blockmor@msu.edu
    Hasaan Hayat | hayathas@msu.edu 

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

    Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group serves to provide medical students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of orthopaedic surgery and its sub-specialities. Our goal is to provide early exposure to orthopaedics through education from practicing orthopaedic surgeons and through learning about the process of becoming strong residency applicants.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Julie Dodds, MD | doddsj@msu.edu
    Karl Roberts, MD | kroberts@wmortho.net 

    Executive Member
    Mitchell Yelton | yeltonmi@msu.edu
    Richard Pellizzari | pellizz3@msu.edu
    Aghdas Movassaghi | movassag@msu.edu 

    Other
    Mackenzie Taylor | taylo895@msu.edu
    Mohamad Chamseddine | chamsed1@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    President/Officer
    Spencer Jessop | Jessopsp@msu.edu
    Katrina Elzinga | Elzing22@msu.edu 
    Riley Costen | Costenri@msu.edu 
    Sebastian Paz Kitschke | Pazkitsc@msu.edu 

  • Otolaryngology Interest Group (ENTSIG)

    Otolaryngology Interest Group (ENTSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: To introduce, educate, and provide opportunities to medical students interested in Otolaryngology.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Andrew Heaford, MD| Andrew.Heaford@spectrumhealth.org 

    President/Officer
    Hussein Mackie | mackiehu@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Yasser Almansour | almans26@msu.edu 

  • Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG)

    Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The mission of the Pediatric Interest Group is to provide educational opportunities for medical students who may be interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics. We hope to provide opportunities to engage with pediatric professionals, explore what opportunities exists in the pediatric field, and create a positive impact specifically among the pediatric community.

    The Pediatric Interest Group at MSUCHM is geared towards providing opportunities for medical students to become introduced to the specialty of pediatrics and the care of children and young adults. Students will have the chance to attend lectures on topics of special concern to the pediatric population, to network with pediatricians, and to volunteer at events to serve children and their families in the community.

     

    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jonathan Gold, MD| goldj@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Sravya Emmadi | emmadisr@msu.edu
    Alexis Cohen | cohena15@msu.edu 

    Vice President/Treasurer
    William Nauam | nauamwil@msu.edu

    Secretary
    Nadiya Sharif | sharifna@msu.edu

    Event Coordinator/Outreach Chair
    Megan Yatooma | yatoomam@msu.edu


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Abeba Berhane, MD | Abeba.Berhane@helendevoschildrens.org

    Executive Board Member
    Anjali Chandra | chandr57@msu.edu
    Marrisa Cox | coxmarri@msu.edu
    Mckenna Galloway | gallow51@msu.edu
    Carina Grain | graincar@msu.edu 

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMRIG)

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMRIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: To provide educational opportunities and practical experiences within the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to increase exposure to the medical student community.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Kyle Josephson, MD | Kyle.Josephson@maryfreebed.com 
    Kelly Amrstrong, MD | conleyk7@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Sarah Kim | kimsara5@msu.edu
    Sydney Brief | briefsyd@msu.edu 

  • Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG)

    Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: Our mission is to provide students with educational and mentorship opportunities in the field of plastic surgery. We aim to involve students in the community and provide them with research opportunities along with a platform to interact with faculty, residents, and alumni who have successfully matched into plastic surgery. Our ultimate goal is to equip students with the tools necessary to become competitive applicants.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Terri Zomerlei, MD | tzomerlei@gmail.com 
    Deana Wilbanks, PhD | deanawil@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Elizabeth Bushong | bushonge@msu.edu
    Viswanath Swamy | swamyvis@msu.edu
    Noah Elagamy | noahelag@msu.edu 

  • Preventive Medicine Interest Group (PMIG)

    Preventive Medicine Interest Group (PMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The mission of this organization aims to further education about preventive medicine, how it can be implemented into practice, and current healthcare problems and solutions related to preventative medicine and public health. This comes through the means of lectures, panels, and events with medical professionals in the field of preventative medicine and public health to enhance that understanding. The ultimate goal is to provide further awareness of reducing healthcare disparities, preventing disease and injury, and advancing initiatives for public health.



    Flint Campus Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Cynthia Boynton, MD | boynton@msu.edu

    Co-President
    Kelsey Bean | beankels@msu.edu 

    Co-President
    Neal Doshi | doshine1@msu.edu
    Chibuzor Nwachukwu | nwachuk6@msu.edu
    Ivana Khreizat | khreizat@msu.edu 

  • Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN)

    Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas, information, and resources for students interested in psychiatry. It promotes the discourse for psychiatric education in the medical school community and for advocacy and justice in mental health as an integral part of health overall.

    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Zakia Alavi, MD| alavizak@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Bijaya Dhungana | dhungan3@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Adrian Maglaqui | maglaqui@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Anthony Bonilla-Salmeron | bonill21@msu.edu 


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Samuel Lin, MD| samuel.lin@pinerest.org

    President/Officer
    Michaela Kehoe | kehoemi2@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Hailey Koh | haileyk@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Rebecca Miller | mill3365@msu.edu

  • Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

    Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The mission of the Radiology Interest Group is to inspire, increase exposure, and connect students who have an interest in radiology to faculty, resources and like-minded students to learn more about the field and ultimately determine if this is the right career path for them. This includes all radiology sub-specialties as well as radiology related specialties such as interventional cardiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Additionally, RIG seeks to help fellow classmates deepen their understanding of radiological concepts and become more well-rounded doctors. The goals are to plan, host, and facilitate events that allow for genuine learning experiences in hands-on applications or discussions with professionals in the field.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Kevin Robinson, MD | robin280@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Nicholas Piner | pinernic@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Syed Raza | razasye3@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Anna McDowell | moodyann@msu.edu 

    Other
    Guian Estupigan | estupiga@msu.edu 

  • Refugee Outreach Collective (ROC)

    Refugee Outreach Collective (ROC)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: ROC amplifies diverse narratives of migrant and displaced communities through alliance and relationship building. We work to make the US a more welcoming place to resettling communities and to eradicate refugee camps as a normative concept.

    The MSU CHM ROC chapter is centered around three pillars: education, service, and advocacy. ROC strives to foster a culturally conscious care community by educating the greater Grand Rapids community about the health disparities caused by the global migration crisis. Furthermore, we aspire to serve local families through a network of medical students and physicians by providing resources for the recently resettled. Lastly, we advocate to help eliminate prejudice and create discussion amongst our community.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    John Cavacece, DO | cavacece@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Gloria McGurn | mcgurng@msu.edu
    Alyssa Abdelnour | abdeln10@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Djordje Jaksic | jaksicdj@msu.edu 

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Patricio Ruano | ruanopat@msu.edu 

    Outreach Coordinator
    Layla Hak | haklayla@msu.edu 

    Social Media
    Nabiha Habib | habibnab@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Nader Rayyan | rayyann1@msu.edu 

  • Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG)

    Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: The mission of the rural health interest group is to educate, facilitate, promote, advocate, and support current and future rural physicians.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor 
    Andrea Wendling, MD, FAAFP | wendli14@msu.edu 

    President (GR)
    Sydney Brief | briefsyd@msu.edu 

    President (EL)
    Gabe Meriwether | meriwet9@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Caleb Wendt | wendtcal@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Megan Sweeney | sween192@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Kaleb Ramon | ramonkal@msu.edu 

    Community Outreach
    Lindsay Sandell | sandell5@msu.edu 

    Event Coordinator
    Sydney Rechner | rechners@msu.edu 

  • Rural Pediatric Interest Group (RPIG)

    Rural Pediatric Interest Group (RPIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The purpose of the Rural Pediatric Interest Group (RPIG) is to promote the health and wellbeing of children in rural Michigan. Our group is aimed to advocate for better rural pediatric care, increase exposure to pediatrics for medical students, network with local pediatricians, and offer community outreach opportunities with local organizations and MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan.


    Midland Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Shannon Bowen, MD | shannon.bowen@mymichigan.org 

    President/Officer
    Lane Salvage | savagela@msu.edu 

    Co-president
    Meagan Nguyen | nguye545@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Max Brummel | brumme19@msu.edu 

  • Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE)

    Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) is a national organization of doctors, medical students, and healthcare providers in the United States committed to protecting the health and well-being of our patient's through the elimination the US firearm epidemic through education, research, and policy reform.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Meridith Sprince, MD | sprincem@msu.edu
    Joshua Reynolds, MD | reyno406@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Jasma Kaur | kaurjasm@msu.edu
    Amanda Schoonover | schoon17@msu.edu 

  • South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA)

    South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: We provide support and guidance to medical students of South Asian descent as they enter Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. We hope to collaborate with other med student groups in hosting community-building events including health fairs, health education, and volunteer opportunities as well as organizing various social events.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Sath Sudhanthar, MD | sudhanth@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Keerat Bains | bainskee@msu.edu 

    Marketing/Social Media Chair
    Shourya Verma | vermasho@msu.edu 

    Community Engagement/Event Planning Co-Chair
    Preetha Pamidighantam | pamidig1@msu.edu
    Sania Farooq | farooqsa@msu.edu 

    Logistics Chair
    Nabiha Habib | habibnab@msu.edu

    Grand Rapids Members

    President/Officer
    Disha Bhargava | bharga15@msu.edua
    Patricio Ruano | ruanopat@msu.edu
    Kavya Shivaram | shivara1@msu.edu
    Rima Patel | patelr50@msu.edu
    Leo Romero-Barajas | romeroba@msu.edu 

  • Spartan Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SADIE)

    Spartan Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SADIE)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: This Organization shall be guided by the following general principles:

    • To advocate for a medical field that is inclusive to care providers with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and to empower people with disabilities and chronic illnesses to pursue careers in the field of medicine.
    • To educate future healthcare workers on the experiences of people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses, with an aim to promote the dignity, agency and individuality of each person’s lived experience.
    • To promote the dissemination of information relative to disability issues in the field of medical education;
    • To explore and possibly resolve the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to medical students and physicians with disabilities and/or chronic illness;
    • To provide opportunities for disabled and chronically ill medical students to learn about and give back to local communities through service.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Judith Brady, PhD | Email bradyj@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Gloria McGurn | mcgurng@msu.edu
    Joseph Hostnik | hostnikj@msu.edu 

    Medical Community Outreach
    Leira Lew | lewleira@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Bijaya Dhungana | dhugan3@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Paige Cubberly-Decker | chubberl@msu.edu 

    Research Officer
    Armando Lambaria | lambaria@msu.edu 

    Officer
    Michaela Kehoe | kehoemi2@msu.edu 
    Rebecca Miller | mill3365@msu.edu
    Alexandra Charron | charro13@msu.edu
    Abigail Christmas | chris692@msu.edu 

  • Spartants for Service (S4S)

    Spartants for Service (S4S)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Spartans for Service was created with four goals in mind: to serve as a resource for connecting students with community organizations, to bring students together through volunteer opportunities, to support the volunteer needs of local organizations, and to promote excitement in students for recognizing the impact they can have in their communities. This will be achieved through monthly organized volunteer outings, as well as a platform for sharing information about volunteer opportunities.

     

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Judith Brady, PhD | bradyj@msu.edu

    President/Officer
    Madison Mangione | goenmadi@msu.edu 

    Co-Officer
    Emily Hill | hillemi3@msu.edu
    Avery Sena | senaavery@msu.edu 
    Disha Bhargava | bharga15@msu.edu 

  • Spartan Street Medicine (SSM)

    Spartan Street Medicine (SSM)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Mission: Spartan Street Medicine is dedicated to bridging the gap in healthcare for our homeless community members in Lansing, Michigan. We battle the epidemic of indifference by going to the streets and shelters to meet people on their terms. Through regular and direct outreach, we aim to overcome barriers to health by fostering relationships with our patients and community partners. By striving to convey trust, empathy, and respect to all involved in our program, we hope to instill these values throughout our healthcare system.

     

    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Michelle Loubert, DO | maloubert@gmail.com 

    Chief Coordinator
    Preetha Pamidighantam | pamidig1@msu.edu 

    Physician Recruitment Coordinator
    Keerat Bains | bainskee@msu.edu 

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Ben Boudreau | boudre41@msu.edu 

    Supply Coordinator/Treasurer
    William Nauam | nauamwil@msu.edu 

    Communications Coordinator
    Mitchell Yelton | yeltonmi@msu.edu 

  • Sports Med Interest Group (SMIG)

    Sports Med Interest Group (SMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The mission of the Sports Medicine Interest Group is to provide information and education to medical students about the world of sports medicine from experts in the field. Our aim is to offer opportunities to learn about the depths of the profession and its connections across a range of other specialties including family medicine, internal medicine, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, PM&R, and beyond. This group operates with the intention of nurturing intrigue in the sports medicine specialty, illustrating the avenues through which one could pursue a career in the field, and connecting interested medical students with resources to build an optimal residency application for their chosen path.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jason Lazor, DO | jason.lazor@spectrumhealth.org 

    President/Officer
    Jacob Charron | charron8@msu.edu 

  • Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

    Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: The purpose of SIGN is to introduce medical students to the field of neurology by bringing them together with fellow students with similar interests through discussions by neurologists, patient presentations, seminars, journal clubs, learning materials, and arranged shadowing of neurologists in the workplace. Medical students become aware of opportunities, and participate in activities, related to the field of neurology, including opportunities for research, creating a new generation of neurologists and AAN members.


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Tyson Burghardt, MD | burghar8@msu.edu 

    Executive Board Member
    Lukila Witthoeft | witthoe1@msu.edu
    Marissa Cox | coxmarri@msu.edu
    Morgan Block | blockmor@msu.edu
    Laura Hayse | hayselau@msu.edu 

  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

    Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

    SNMA chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation, and some colleges, implement our programs and activities locally. SNMA programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Wanda Lipscomb, PhD | lipscomb3@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Gabrielle Ezell | ezellga@msu.edu 

    President/Officer 
    Jada Nelson | nelso911@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Mackenzie Taylor | taylo895@msu.edu
    Paige Sims | simspaig@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Jailyn Hicks | hicksjai@msu.edu
    Ehita Oboh | obohehit@msu.edu 

     

    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Wanda Lipscomb, PhD | lipscomb3@msu.edu 

    President
    Gabrielle Ezell | ezellga1@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Paige Sims | simspaig@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Jocelyn Gaona | gaonajoc@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Jailyn Hicks | hicksjai@msu.edu 

    Public Relations
    Isabella Ndlebe | ndlebeis@msu.edu 

    Mid-Michigan Medical Liaison
    Ashley Caron | caronash@msu.edu 

    Pipeline Chair
    Chase Smitterberg | smitterb@msu.edu 

    Community Service Chair
    John Ochieng | ochiengj@msu.edu 

    Health Policy and Legislation Advocate
    Surya Adams | adamssur@msu.edu 

    Fundraising Chair
    Jailyn Hicks | hicksjai@msu.edu 

     

  • Surgical Interest Group of Flint (SIGF)

    Surgical Interest Group of Flint (SIGF) 

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The surgery interest group is aimed at providing medical students the opportunity to get exposure to surgery and its sub-specialties. Our goal is to facilitate interactions between students as well as faculty in various surgical specialties. We hope to provide learning opportunities to develop and practice skills relevant to surgical specialties. Our goal is for students to interact and learn from surgeons within our Flint community. We hope to facilitate and develop interests in surgery through direct interaction with various practicing physicians and residents with the hope of informing upcoming students of what a future in surgery may look like.

     

    Flint Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Matthew Sardelli, MD | sardelli33@hotmail.com

    Board Member
    Siddhu Dandamudi | dandamu7@msu.edu
    Abdulmalik Saleem | saleemab@msu.edu
    Dobra Ogeh | ogehtama@msu.edu 
    Muyiwa Ifabiyi | ifabiyim@msu.edu 

  • Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS-CHM)

    Syrian American Medical Society - MSU CHM Chapter (SAMS-CHM)

    National Organization (organization that is affiliated with a national membership organization)

    Mission: SAMS is a global medical relief organization that is working on the frontlines of crisis relief in Syria and beyond to save lives and alleviate suffering. SAMS proudly provides dignified medical care to every patient in need. Our org hopes to expose interested students to the work that SAMS does and get involved by attending medical mission trips and SAMS conferences.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Hend Azhary, MD | azhary@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Yasser Almansour | almans26@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Deena Abdel-gadir | abdelgad@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Hussein Mackie | mackiehu@msu.edu 

    Treasurer
    Ivana Khreizat | khreizat@msu.edu 

    GR Liason
    Layla Hak | haklayla@msu.edu 

  • Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG)

    Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: To promote vascular-related research and service activities to students earlier in their medical career, provide students with early exposure to surgery, and assist students as they seek valuable career mentorship.


    East Lansing Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Judith Lin, MD, MBA, RVT, RPVI, FACS, FSVS | linjudit@msu.edu 

    President/Officer
    Shourya Verma | vermasho@msu.edu
    Matthew VanHeest | vanhee12@msu.edu 

  • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG)

    Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG)

    Medical Specialty Interest Group (organization that aligns with a specific medical specialty)

    Mission: The mission of the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group is to encourage, foster, support, and conduct activities to improve the medical knowledge and skills of its members in a wilderness environment. WMIG is affiliated and aligned with the mission of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS).

    Goals:

    • To learn practical lifesaving skills for the pre-hospital/wilderness environment
    • To encourage learning outside of the formal curriculum
    • To foster team building and problem-solving skills
    • To encourage outdoor recreation
    • To raise awareness of a complimentary field of medicine
    • Instagram: @msuchmwildernessmed


    Grand Rapids Members

    Faculty Advisor
    Jennifer Ekkens, MD | ekkensje@msu.edu
    Abigail Prentice, MD | abbyohess@gmail.com 

    President/Officer
    Sydney Brief | briefsyd@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Spencer Jessop | jessopsp@msu.edu 

    Secretary
    Mitchell Yelton | yeltonmi@msu.edu 

    Peer Advisor
    Jonathan Thompson | thom2010@msu.edu 

    Member at large
    Jordan Van Wert | vanwertj@msu.edu
    Kaleb Ramon | ramonkal@msu.edu 
    Marissa Solorzano | solorzam@msu.edu 

  • Women's Health Interest Group (WHIG)

    Women's Health Interest Group (WHIG)

    College of Human Medicine only Organization/Group (organization that only exists in the college)

    Mission: Women's Health Interest Group connects students who have an interest in OB/GYN, reproductive and fertility medicine, pelvic surgery or any other related field with resources and events that allow them to explore these fields. We aim to provide exposure and to educate students on issues pertaining to women's health, including but not limited to reproductive and sexual health.


    East Lansing Members 

    Faculty Advisor
    Anita Avery, MD | averyani@msu.edu
    Lindsay Snyder, MD | Lindsay.Snyder@spectrumhealth.org

    President/Officer
    Eliza Burr | burreli1@msu.edu 

    Vice President
    Keerat Bains | bainskee@msu.edu 

    Community Outreach
    Paige Cubberly-Decker | chubberl@msu.edu 

    Social Outreach
    Maddy Kemme | kemmemad@msu.edu 

    Grand Rapids Members

    Executive Board Member
    Elizabeth Martin | mart2565@msu.edu
    Gabrielle Ezell | ezellga1@msu.edu
    Elena Lafata | lafatael@msu.edu
    Morgan McCririe-Balcom | mccriri1@msu.edu
    Megan Sweeney | sween192@msu.edu