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Make our school even better

Together, the Medical Students Association strives to listen to fellow students to advocate for improvements to our school community. We serve to represent our student community with the school administration and the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association to foster an even more vibrant atmosphere of lifelong friends and colleagues.

Phase 1 Student Leaders

  • Jonathan Le (jble@wisc.edu) - MSA President

  • Ton Doan - MSA Vice President

  • Mario Matabele - Class of 2023 Co-President

  • Andrea Niño De Guzman Ramirez - Class of 2023 Co-President

  • Jason Kim - Health Equity Activation Team (HEAT) Rep

  • Cassie Crifase - Health Equity Activation Team (HEAT) Rep

  • Megan Murphy-Belcaster - Equity & Diversity Rep

  • Grace Shea - Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee (EPCC) + Medical Student Subcommittee (MSS) Rep

  • Tung H. Nguyen - MSA Treasurer, SoCal Web Developer

  • Lydia Buzzard - Organization of Student Representative

  • Jefferson Imasuen - MSA Webmaster

  • Carol Garcia - Class Rep

  • Cat Phouybanhdyt - Class Rep

  • Ghazan Mian - Class Rep

  • Madi Sass - Class Rep

*must first be logged into wisc.edu google account.

Phase 2 Student Leaders

  • Hailey Bussan - CALC

  • Taylor-Paige Stewart - CALC

  • Elizabeth Maginot - SPC

  • Kevin Rymut - SPC

  • Rutvi Shah - AC

  • Lauren Watchmaker - AC

  • Scott Odorico - CPC

  • Colin Korlesky - CPC

  • Ben Kannenberg - TRIUMPH

  • Trevor Cooper - WARM

Phase 3 Student Leaders

  • Class of 2021 Co-Presidents:

    • Katy Jensen

    • Jenna Hatab

  • Class of 2021 Phase 3 MSA Representatives:

    • Vivian Gama

    • Payden White

    • Maria Leighton

    • Lexi Keefe

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

This committee serves to address concerns in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion both among the student body and within our curriculum.

Equity & Diversity Representative

We represent your class on equity and diversity initiatives. We are involved in Equity and Diversity committee and other task forces of interest, as well as work as a liaison between MSA and Medical Students for Minority Concerns to represent a unified student voice on equity and diversity concerns.

  • Meghan Murphy-Belcaster

Health Equity Activation Team (HEAT)

Our role is to create and implement a health equity lens for the ForWard curriculum. The HEAT is responsible for evaluating the curriculum from a health equity perspective, then work with Block Leaders and administration to ensure health equity is represented appropriately in the curriculum and learning environment.

  • Jason Kim

  • Cassie Crifase

Medical Students for Minority Concerns

Our objective is to introduce medical students to the experiences and challenges of minority physicians, patients, and populations, advocate for a more diverse and inclusive learning environment, and build a community for minority students at UWSMPH.

  • Cat Phouybanhdyt

  • Jalin Roberson

Ethics Committee

This committee serves to address any ethical concerns students may have. Please send concerns to the link in the button to the right.

Alex Tannenbaum - Ethics Committee Chair

Form submissions or email messages to (medstu.ethics@med.wisc.edu) will only be seen by the Ethics Chair and will be de-identified before distribution to the Ethics Committee members below:

  • Nasser Lubega

  • Cassie Crifase

  • Claire De Forcrand De Coiselet

  • Marwat Salamin

*must first be logged into wisc.edu google account.

InterHouse Council (IHC)

Within each class year, we are sorted into Houses. Each House elects two officers to join the InterHouse Council (IHC). This council promotes community among the student body. Please reach out to these leaders for the House community!

Bamforth House - Sahand Efketari, Holly Helein

Bardeen House - Beyann Alzoubi, Colin Boyle

Gundersen House - Mohamed Fofana, Quinn Vatland

McPherson House - Calvin Lam, George Luong

Middleton House - Aria Kenarsary, Cassandra Nytes

Wellness Initiative Student Engagement (WISE)

This committee serves to promote wellbeing in the student body through initiatives both large and small. We provide weekly wellness programming, one-off event, and advocate for lasting changes within the learning environment. Please reach out to these leaders with any wellness concerns!

  • Mario Giacobassi (giacobassi@wisc.edu)

  • George Luong

  • Lauren McKay

  • Sydney Schmidt