Student Affairs Office


Mission Statement for the Chicago Office of Student Affairs of the University of Illinois College of Medicine

The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to the academic success and holistic development of our students. We

  • provide informed, compassionate advising centered on the needs and goals of students and their future patients;
  • promote career exploration and support career selection;
  • plan and celebrate the milestones on our students’ journey toward physicianship.

We welcome and embrace our diverse student body, respecting every student as a unique individual and emerging medical professional.


Students will be engaged in their education, equipped with the tools for success as physicians, and empowered to advocate for themselves and their patients.

We remain available to the entire student body should they have any questions or concerns. Feel free to stop by our office located at:

1853 West Polk Street, 112 CMW
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2450

Please follow the link to view the The College of Medicine Medical Student Guide

Student Achievements

Dr. C. M. Craig Fellows for Summer Research 2023:

The Craig Fellowship is designed to enable first year medical students the ability to conduct research under the guidance of a UI COM faculty member. The Craig Fellowship is a highly competitive summer program. Please join us in congratulating this year’s selected fellows.

2023 Craig Fellows

Rana Ahmad
Mariam Banoub
Yvon Bogdonoff
Deanna Bradley
Brandon Cho
Brandon Chow
Michael Griego
Mishaal Hukamdad
Daniel Kacey
Arian Karimi
Ojus Khanolkar
Allison Kufta
Amber Lamberty
Cadence Lee
Joel Mayo
Rebecca Paszkiewicz
Alyssa Poentis
Nischal Praveen
Brett Segobiano
Amar Shah
Eman Sharif
Allie Sidwell
Nicole Tanna
Maria Anna Vakaki
Jennifer Wang
DeAnthoni Wilkins
David Wu
Jingchen Zhang
Isabella Zorra

Gold Humanism Honor Society

The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is to recognize individuals who practice humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The power of the Society lies in bringing together like-minded individuals to sustain their own humanism and to inspire and nurture humanism in others. Membership in GHHS goes beyond selection and induction into an honor society; its members have demonstrated compassion, empathy and humanism in their prior work and have a responsibility to model, support, and advocate
for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers.

As Co-Chairs of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago GHHS Chapter,
we are delighted to announce the Class of 2023 GHHS inductees listed below. Congratulations!

Co-Chair – Sean M. Blitzstein, MD
Director, Psychiatry Clerkship
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Chair- Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Interim Head
Department of Family Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine

Gold Humanism Honor Society
GHHS Induction Ceremony
DATE: 5/4/23 2-5 pm

Class of 2023 Chicago GHHS Inductees

Ummesalmah Abdulbaseer
Jasmine Arrington
Yash Bhatia
Zita Chan
Elizabeth Chang
Rico Chenyek
Ruby Chien
Joong Cho
Arya Dadhania
Ryanne Dymek
Osama El-Sayed
Caroline Fernandes
Joseph Geraghty
Afsara Haque
Edleda James
Deepika Khanna
Cutler Lewandowski
Daniel Loizzo
Emily Loucks
Juan Polanco
Gina Qin
Gabriele Ruzgas
Zoie Sheets
Morinola Shobajo
Maria Valle Cotto
Catherine Wang

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation champions the human connection in healthcare. We engage schools and their students, health systems, companies, and individual clinicians in the joy and meaning of humanistic healthcare, so that patients and their families can be partners in collaborative, compassionate and scientifically excellent care.

GHHS – For more information about the Gold Foundation please visit their website

For previous listings, see our Membership History

Alpha Omega Alpha

Alpha Omega Alpha is organized for educational purposes exclusively and not for profit, and its aims shall be the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools, the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and graduates, and the recognition of high attainment in medical science, practice, and related fields. For more information about AOA please visit the web site

2023 AOA Students

Benjamin Aronson
Jasmine Arrington
Alexandra Baczynski
Jacob Bruinius
Eric Cooper
Janvi Desai
Martine Dolan
Sunil Dommaraju
Russell Dulman
Michael Dybala
Joseph Geraghty
Ana Gonzalez
Ethan Harris
Kyleen Jan
Vivian Jin
Claudia Kazmirak
Deepika Khanna
Regina Koch
Brian Lee
Cutler Lewandowski
Emily Loucks
Anjeli Manam
Meaghan Mcgowan
Austin Nguyen
Gina Qin
Gabriele Ruzgas
Farhan Salman
Gaia Santiago
Abhishek Sethi
Emily Sisel
Christina Su
Divya Surabhi
Vikram Tammana
Taylor Vandenberg
Ryan Yang
Raheel Yaseen