Medical Students

2019 MSS Annual Meeting highlights

The MSS Assembly had one immediate forward to the HOD pertaining to a resolution calling for transparency regarding the announcement of 17,000 cuts to military health providers. This resolution addresses concerns related to proposed government cuts to military physicians, nurses, technicians, dentists, medics and support personnel as part of a larger reorganization of services under the Defense Health Agency.

Service project

The MSS Committee on Community Service hosted a National Service Project during the meeting on Friday, June 7, 2019.  During this time, 30 medical students visited the Chicago Recovery Alliance where they put together recovery kits for people in recovery.

Educational programs

The MSS hosted/sponsored over 11 educational programs for the membership addressing topics such as student debt, sexual harassment, women in medicine, and the opioid epidemic.

Surprise visit

The MSS heard from the Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, in a surprise visit to the Assembly on Saturday, June 8, 2019.


The MSS elected its new governing council board for the 2019-2020 term:

  • Chair – Taylor Lucas
  • Vice Chair – Baillie Bronner
  • Delegate – Adam Panzer
  • Alt. Delegate – Nathan Carpenter
  • Speaker – Jay Llaniguez, MS
  • Vice Speaker – Rijul Asri
  • At Large Officer – Manna Varghese
  • Immediate Past Chair – Karen Dionesotes, MD, MPH

At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, Sarah Mae Smith will serve as the Board of Trustees Liaison to the MSS this coming year. The GRAF for 2019-2020 is Hari Iyer.