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Medical Student Subcommittee

Medical Student Subcommittees

Medical students were first offered Academy membership in the early 2000s, and their roles and benefits within the AAP continue to evolve.

In December 2007, the first group of medical students were selected to become members of the Medical Student Subcommittee (MSSC). This was the first time that medical students would have form representation within the AAP's Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT). Since then, this outstanding group of medical students from across the nation have worked to develop resources for both medical students and Pediatric Interest Groups. In the fall of 2013, we aligned our structure with the resident/fellow leadership by appointing a medical student from each district to serve on the subcommittee.

Below you will find the names and contact information of the AAP SOMSRFT MSSC members who are currently serving one to two year terms on the committee. Please contact your district representative if you have questions, concerns, or would like to become more involved at your institution.

Click here for the Medical Student Subcommittee position description. 

Click here to download the 2015 Medical Student Subcommittee application. If you are interested in a subcommittee position, please pay close attention to the term of the current subcommittee member in your district as that will dictate the timeline for selection of a new subcommittee member. We are currently seeking medical student subcommittee members from Districts I, VI, VIII, IX and X, as well as a newsletter editor. 

Nan Du – District I
Term: 1/1/14-12/31/1514
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chirag Parikh – District II
Term: 1/1/14-12/31/15
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ali Mols – District III
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/15
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Rob Sellers – District IV
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/15
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Jennifer Kusma – District V
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/15
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Puja Umaretiya - District VI
Term: 1/1/13-12/31/14
Mayo Medical School

Beverly Patuwo – District VII
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/15
Baylor College of Medicine

Kate Rooney – District VIII
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/14
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Christine Thang - District IX
Term: 1/1/13-12/31/14
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Shannon Brockman - District X
Term: 1/1/13-12/31/14
University of Florida

Kristin Schwarz – Newsletter Editor
Term: 1/1/13-12/31/14
Boston University School of Medicine
Newsletter Editor
Christian Pulcini - Chair
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/2015
Tufts University School of Medicine
SOMSRFT, Medical Student Subcommittee Chair

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