Student Affairs Office


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 2016:

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 2016 Craig Fellowship winners!

Student NamePerforming research in:Comments
Ansong, EmmanuelMedicine/Hematology/Oncology
Bhat, PradhanGastroenterology and Hepatology
Bhimani, AbhirajNeurosurgery
Burhani, MansoorPhysiology & BiophysicsFerguson/Craig Fellow
Carroll, TimothyGastroenterology and Hepatology
Cedermaz, JonathanEmergency medicine
Darwish, DanaMedicineIM-Craig Fellow
Goh, VivienMedicine/Nephrology
Hsu, MichaelAnatomy and Cell Biology
Ledezma, KarinaMedicine/CardiologyIM-Craig Fellow
Macrinici, VictorDermatology
Michael, RamanOpthamology & Visual Services
O’Neil, ChristopherOpthamology & Visual Services
Patel, RonakMinimally Invasive Surgery
Patel, TakshakaNephrology
Rafidi, RobertPsychiatry
Shi, KevinSurgery
Stelman, ClaraAnesthesiologyFAER/Craig Fellow
Wang, ErikSurgery
Wondmagegn, AdmasPhysiology
Yost, GardnerBioengineering

For previous listings, see the Craig Fellowship History page

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Class of 2019 – Solidarity Week

GHHS Induction Ceremony Class of 2019

DATE: May 8, 2019

TIME: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Faculty Alumni Lounge

In 2004 The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UI COM) formed a local chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) here at the Chicago campus of the College of Medicine to recognize outstanding humanistic activity among students.

As Co-Chairs of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago GHHS Chapter, we are delighted to announce the Class of 2019 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 Associate Head, Faculty Development & Research
Macy Faculty Scholar
Director, Patient-centered Medicine Scholars Program
Director, Interprofessional Approaches to Health Disparities
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
President, South Asian Public Health Association
Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

Class of 2019

Moriyike Akinosun
Faisal Akram
Amanda Bailey
Rachel Bervell
Pradhan Bhat
Gianna Bosco
Camila Castellanos
Anne Williams Darrow
Pyone David
Tegan Gomez
Andrew Gorton
Andrew Harkins
Natalia Hajnas
Alessandra Hirsch
Yu-hui Huang
Lih-Chiao Hsu
Joanna Jaros
Prateek Kumar
Mary Claire McGlynn
Antoinette Price
Hilary Renaldy
Iyesha Robinson
Isabelle Sanchez
Kevin Shi
James Stinson
Gwyneth Sullivan
Benjamin Vazquez
Sumana Vardhan
Gardner Yost

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

AOA Induction Ceremony 2018-2019: Information Coming Soon

For a list of Junior members for class of 2018-2019, please visit our member page on the AOA website.

AOA Induction Ceremony 2018-2019

DATE: May 9, 2019

TIME: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Faculty Alumni Lounge


Melvin Lopata, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy, Department of Medicine

Jessica Hanks, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department Internal Medicine – Peoria Campus

It is a pleasure to announce the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society members:

Junior Class of 2019

Constantino, Krishna
Ganz, Eleanor
Goh, Vivien
Hooper, Matthew
Kowalski, Eric
Monick, Sarah
Oneil, Christopher
Papastefan, Steven
Plumb, Arden
Ross, Jason
Tan, Isaiah
Wilson, John

Senior Class of 2019

Baker ,Hayden
Barnes, Katherine
Bosco, Gianna
Brutzkus, Joseph
Burhani, Mansoor
Chaudhry ,Hamza
Cola, Talia
Dietrich, Michael
Donaldson, Andrew
Du Breuil, Christina
Hajnas, Natalia
Holmes, David
Kennedy, Deanne
Ma, Nicholas
Mesa, Dante
Park, Benjamin
Patel, Priyanka
Rousslang, Lee
Stelman, Clara
Stumbras, Katrina
Wonais, Matt
Wondmagegn, Admasu
Yost, Gardner

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