National Medical Organizations SIG

American Medical Association (AMA)

The American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) consists of over 38,000 students from the 146 accredited US allopathic and osteopathic schools across the country.  The group represents, through student leaders and representatives, the Medical Student portion of the AMA. The AMA-MSS advocates for real issues such as student debt relief, residency work hour restrictions, and anti-tobacco legislation. Not only is the AMA-MSS concerned with issues in today's health care such as tort reform and healthcare for the uninsured, but we also represent the face of the AMA in community and public service, education, and local and national lobbying.

Position Last name First name Class
President Morrical Ethan 2014 ebmorric(at)
VP of Membership Delaney Kate 2015 keheaton(at)
VP of Operations Hood Mark 2015 hoodm(at)
VP of Administration McVoy Aklecia 2016 amcvoy(at)
Community Action Co-Chair Tatineni Sushma 2014 sustatin(at)
Community Action Co-Chair Wilde Kristen 2015 kbwilde(at)
Alternate Trustee Osborn Kilby 2015 kposborn(at)
Physician Assistant Ladowski Joseph 2016 jmladows(at)
Sports Medicine Nicolay Richard 2016 rnicolay(at)
Committee on Legislation Osborn Kilby 2015 kposborn(at)
Committee on Med Ed Avula Umakanth 2016 uavula(at)
Committee on Constitution and Bylaws Vasu Hari 2014 hvasu(at)
IMPAC board Schultz Will 2014 wmschultz(at)
Faculty Advisor Gunderman Richard faculty rbgunder(at)

Officers last updated: December 20, 2013

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

AMWA holds 1-2 lunches per month with lectures concerning topics related to several topics supporting the theme of "women and medicine."  These topics are relevant to all future physicians. We not only hold lunches, but also have a successful mentoring program.  AMWA also sells IUSOM shirts for school support and "bug/drug" charts for medical microbiology and pharmacology courses as a student study aid.  Finally, we have an annual fundraiser for our philanthropy supporting organizations such as Girls Inc.


Position Last name First name Class
Co-President Myers Lori 2014 lomyers(at)
Co-President Welsh Michelle 2015 mtwelsh(at)
VP Ketchem Erin 2015 eketchem(at)
VP O'Connor Kate 2015 oconnor7(at)
VP Shao Jenny 2014 jmshao(at)
Treasurer Lin Jenny MD/PhD jblin(at)
Programming Geringer Megan 2015 mgeringe(at)
Programming Kim Christine 2016 ckim7(at)
Philanthropy Geros Kristin 2015 kgeros(at)
Philanthropy May Carissa 2015 cjmay(at)
Mentoring Olabisi Jendayi 2016 jolabisi(at)
Mentoring Reynolds Rebecca 2016 repreyno(at)

Officers last updated: December 20, 2013

Christian Medical and Dental Association SIG (CMDA SIG)

CMA is part of an international organization for Christian health professionals called the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). The Indianapolis student chapter provides a Christian perspective and fellowship on our campus through lunch talks, weekly Bible studies, retreats, social activities, and service projects.  Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and activities regardless of your beliefs.  Please look for posters in the Medical Science building or check out the website for the latest information.

Position Last name First name Class
President Rinehart Luke 2016 ldrineha(at)
VP Thayer Evan 2016 ecthayer(at)
Treasurer Annan Frances 2016 fannan(at)
Faculty Advisor Davidson Darrel faculty dddavids(at)

Officers last updated: December 20, 2013

Medical Students for Choice SIG (MSFC)

Medical Students for Choice is an internationally known organization with a network of over 10,000 medical students and residents. MSFC is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training. In addition, IUSM's chapter of Medical Students for Choice will work to promote a respectful and informed dialogue about abortion and reproductive health on our campus through programming, advocacy and partnerships.

For more information, please see the National Organization's website:


Position Last name First name Class
Legislative Advocacy Chair Gaddy Anna 2015 agaddy(at)
Legislative Advocacy Chair Rana Saud 2014 saurana(at)
Programming Leader Secor Laura 2015 lbsecor(at)
Programming Leader Weaver Greta 2015 grweaver(at)

Officers last updated: December 20, 2013

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The IU chapter of the Student National Medical Association is charged with implementing and developing programs and strategies focused on the concerns of minority medical students and patients.  Our chapter goals include:

  1. Academic support for members
  2. Stronger campus presence by working with the Medical Student Council and other school organizations
  3. Stronger community presence by working at health fairs and more
  4. Stronger relationship with minority residents, faculty and community physicians
  5. Provide a voice for minority medical students with the administration
  6. Facilitate social fellowship among members
  7. Discuss minority health issues
  8. Help keep our colleagues informed of minority health issues

Position Last name First name Class
President Eruvwetere Omotore 2015 oferuvwe(at)
VP O'Banner Jeffrey 2015 jobanner(at)
VP Patterson Danielle 2015 danpatte(at)
Treasurer Harris Ashley 2016 harrassh(at)
Treasurer Lauture Dana 2016 dlauture(at)
Corresponding Secretary Annan Frances 2016 fannan(at)
Corresponding Secretary Okpokho Itoro 2016 iokpokho(at)
Recording Secretary Chen Alice 2015 ajchen(at)
Recording Secretary McLendon Loren 2016 lamclend(at)

Officers last updated: December 20, 2013

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) - an advocacy branch of Global Health SIG

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a student advocacy group with chapters at over twenty-five major research universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. UAEM is dedicated to increasing access to life-saving medications in low- and middle-income countries by campaigning for universities to acknowledge their role in global public health. The goal of asking universities to recognize their social responsibility with respect to global health is to improve access to health goods in developing countries by changing technology licensing policies between universities and the industrial sector, including pharmaceuticals.


Position Last name First name Class
Co President Okpokho Itoro 2016 iokpokho(at)
VP Olabisi Jendayi 2016 jolabisi(at)
Treasurer Lauture Dana 2016 dlauture(at)
Co-Treasurer Nyaribo Linet 2017 lnyaribo(at)
Corresponding Secretary Lawrence Jamal 2016 jamalawr(at)
Co-Corresponding Secretary Ogbeifun Osato 2017 oogbeifu(at)
Faculty Advisor Shuman Lois coordinator lshuman(at)
Recording Secretary Hyppolite Christopher 2017 chyppoli(at)
Co-Recording Secretary Grant Kionna 2017 kedgrant(at)
Faculty Advisor Treadwell Patricia Faculty ptreadwe(at)

Officers last updated: December 31, 1969

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