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 2020:

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 competitieve summer program. Please join us in congratulating this year’s selected fellows.

Congratulations to the 2020 Craig Fellowship winners!

Student Name Performing research in:
Syeda Ally Psychiatry
Abimbola Bankole Pediatrics: Hematology and Oncology
Jacob Bruinius Medicine: Neprohology
Arthur Chang Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Eric Cooper Radiology
Norma Del-Risco Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Martine Dolan Orthopaedics
Sunil Dommaraju Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Habeel Habeel Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Timothy Halbesma /td> Psychiatry
Vivian Jin Otolaryngology
Regina Koch Surgery
Marina Lentskevich Global Health
Yuen-Joyce Liu Medicine
Dominick Martinico Biochemistry & Molecular Sciences
Meaghan McGowan Pediatrics: Neonatology
Elsa Nico Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Mark Perkowski Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Humzah Qazi Pharmacology
Diana Ioana Rapoloti Psychiatry
Katherine Shapiro Medicine: Cardiology
Catherine Wang Medicine
Jeremiah Whittington Medicine: Hematology & Oncology

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 2020 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

Class of 2022 Chicago GHHS Inductees

Akpene Sarah Agamah
Alex Kenefake
Anne Nielsen
Arnold Palacios
Brandon Perez
Christopher Viamontes
Claire Wilson
Collins Mbachu
Cory Reiter
Dante Robinson
David Lim
Debra Eluobaju
Singh Divya
Hoda Sayegh
Jasmine Solola
Jessie Klugman
Katherine Petrovich
Kathryn Cushing
Kayla Clark
Lacey Zimmerman
Leah Butler
Lori Kim
Margaret Schmit
Marie-Louise Kloster
Matthew Del Pino
Maya McKeown
Meghana Showkeen
Michael Rabaza
Naomi Ecanow
Natalie Meeder
Pearl Ugwu-Dike
Phillip Bernsen Ostrov
Pooja Parekh
Rong Hu
Sarah Stettner
Sean  Zwicky
Sebastian Giakas
Soobin Kim
Sophie Gough
Yaseen Saleh
Yoo Jin Kim
Younglak Hong
Zobia  Chunara

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

As Co-Councilors of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Chapter, we are delighted to announce the Class of 2021 inductees listed below. Congratulations!

Jessica Hanks, MD (Peoria)
Scott Ferry, MD  (Rockford)
Jennifer Lim, MD (Chicago)


Gaurav Agnihotri
Virginia Alvarado Jones
Meghana Babu
Nicole Blum
Elaine Cha
Ryan Chiu
Meha Desai
Nicholas Curran
Frederick Gibson
Daniel Hong
Alena Hoover
Samantha Hunt
Kathryn Kim
Brittany Kotek
Alexandra Lamacki
Kaitlyn Lapen
Matthew MacDougal
Sherin Mahrat
John Damian Mcglothlin
Natasha Mehta
Marta Mudd
Andrew Mudreac
Olivia Murray
Eseosa Olive Osaghae
Aishwarya Pastapur
Akash Patel
Kruti Patel
Saavan Patel
Katherine Ritter
Mark Rizko
Clayton Rosinski
Matthew Siegel
Ashley Selner
Arjun Tambe
Analisa Taylor
Marta Turowski
Margaret Van Der Bosch
Elan Volchenko
Hannah Wavering
Jack Zakrzewski


Christy Behnam
Nicole Blumenstein
Alexandra Bochenek
Jinit Desai
Akash Khurana
Alexandra McVicker
Lauren Rivkin
Changtai Tian


Nadia Fayoumi
Jeremy Huckleby
David Alan Jackson
Stewart Jacob
Laura Caroline Jorgensen
Lauren Kennedy
Craig Ryan Kym
Nathan Neilson
Amith Rao
Sara Taege
Jane Zhang


Lauren Gates-Tanzer

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