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Our Student Leadership

Chicago Medical School boasts an impressive collection of outstanding student leaders, led by the Class Council of each graduating class as well as the Student Dean of Chicago Medical School. 

Each Class Council serves as a direct connection between the CMS faculty and their graduating class, advocating on behalf of their peers to optimize the student experience throughout their medical education. The Student Dean represents the entire CMS student body to the university at large, sitting on the CMS Faculty Executive Council and university-wide Student Dean Cabinet.

Elections for all student leadership positions are held on an annual basis. 

Additional university-wide student leadership positions include the Executive Student Council, CMS House Council Executive Committee, Student Trustee, and Interprofessional Clinic Initiative Executive Officer Board

To view the current leadership of individual student organizations, please visit the RFU Engage website.

Student Dean of Chicago Medical School

Matthew J. Christensen

Matthew J. Christensen

Class of 2021

 

Class Council | Class of 2020

To contact any member of this Class Council, please email
co-cms2020@rfums.org
President

President

Hunter Launer

Vice President

Neil Patel

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Esther Banh

Learning Community Representative | Portes House

Patricia Sumoza

 

Class Council | Class of 2021

To contact any member of this Class Council, please email
co-cms2021@rfums.org
President

President

Chantal Creighton

Vice President

Vice President

Laura Billstein

Treasurer

Treasurer

Joana Abed Elahad

Honor Council Representative

Honor Council Representative

Samuel Bunting

Executive Student Council Representative

Executive Student Council Representative

Alexander Edwards

Learning Community Representative | Emanuel House

Learning Community Representative | Emanuel House

Sumit Patel

Learning Community Representative | Finkel House

Learning Community Representative | Finkel House

Nikhil Patel

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Linsay Ling

Learning Community Representative | Portes House

Christian Provenza

 

Class Council | Class of 2022

To contact any member of this Class Council, please email
co-cms2022@rfums.org
President

President

Ashley Schaefer

Vice President

Vice President

Kelsey Spear

Treasurer

Treasurer

Pavan Kottamasu, MBA, MSc

Secretary

Secretary

Rachel Stone

Honor Council Representative

Honor Council Representative

Jason Naderi

Honor Council Representative

Honor Council Representative

Courtney Harris

Learning Community Representative | Emanuel House

Learning Community Representative | Emanuel House

Dikshita Poudel

Learning Community Representative | Finkel House

Learning Community Representative | Finkel House

Rachel Stone

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Thaddeus Hawley

Learning Community Representative | Portes House

Learning Community Representative | Portes House

Payal Shulka

 

Class Council | Class of 2023

To contact any member of this Class Council, please email
co-cms2023@rfums.org
President

President

Timothy Bauer

Vice President

Vice President

Emily Clamp

Treasurer

Treasurer

Kumail Hussain

Secretary

Secretary

Emily Terlap

Honor Council Representative

Honor Council Representative

V. Jane Horak

Honor Council Representative

Honor Council Representative

Kathryn Kim

Executive Student Council Representative

Executive Student Council Representative

Danielle Sheikholeslami

Learning Community Representative | Emanuel House

Learning Community Representative | Emanuel House

Nicholas West

Learning Community Representative | Finkel House

Learning Community Representative | Finkel House

Azad Darbandi

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Learning Community Representative | Lipschultz House

Julia Rauch

Learning Community Representative | Portes House

Learning Community Representative | Portes House

Peter Nesper