In light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cancel the face-to-face meeting of the 2020 House of Delegates in Hershey. Plans for an alternative remote meeting format are tentatively targeted for the same weekend of October 24-25, 2020.  Details are still being developed using possible virtual platforms with helpful input from a Speakers’ Advisory Panel.  Click Here to Read More 


Medical Student Section (MSS)

The MSS is the medical students' leading voice for improving medical education and advocating for the future of medicine.

The MSS encourages medical student participation in the activities of PAMED to have meaningful impact into PAMED’s decision and policy-making process; improve medical education and to further professional excellence; provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of information; develop medical leadership; initiate and effect necessary change; promote activity within organize medicine on the local and state levels; and to work cooperatively with student groups at Pennsylvania medical schools to meet these objectives.

MSS Governing Council

Chair – Emily Mapelli (Drexel University College of Medicine)
Vice Chair – Rebecca Yao (Drexel University College of Medicine)
Immediate Past Chair – Nathan Hoff (Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine)
Board Trustee-Elect – Anis  Adnani (Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine)
Foundation Trustee – John Curtis (Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine)
Foundation Trustee-Elect – Anuranita Gupta (Drexel University College of Medicine)
AMA Alternate Delegate – Shyama Sathianathan (Penn State College of Medicine)
AMA Alternate Delegate-Elect – Alyssa Tuan (Penn State College of Medicine)
PAMPAC Rep – Mustfa Manzur (Thomas Jefferson)
PAMED MSS Board Trustee – Gillian Naro (Penn State College of Medicine) Connect with me 

School Representatives            
Anuranita Gupta, Drexel University College of Medicine Representative
Emily Mapelli, Drexel University College of Medicine Alternate Representative
Vaibhav Sharma, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Representative
John Piserchio, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Alternate Representative
Kaitlin Demarest, Jefferson University Representative
Mustfa Manzur, Jefferson University Alternate Representative
Abhijth Kudaravalli, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Representative
Nikole Van Wie, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine  Alternate Representative
Sahlia Joseph-Pauline, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Representative
John Spikes, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alternate Representative
Jessica Li, University of Pennsylvania Representative
Parth Shah, University of Pennsylvania Alternate Representative
Samyuktha Melachuri, University of Pittsburgh Representative
Lauren Lin, University of Pittsburgh Alternate Representative
Jacob Anderson, Penn State College of Medicine Representative.
Rhea Sullivan, Penn State College of Medicine Alternate Representative
Jasmin Feliciano, Temple University School of Medicine Representative
Madison Dixon, Temple University School of Medicine Alternate Representative
Sarah Iqbal, USF Lehigh Representative
Sharon Chaing, USF Lehigh Alternate Representative

Arshjot Khokhar, Region 6 Delegate
Shyama Sathianathan, Region 6 Alternate Delegate

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Medical students can join PAMED for free.

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For more information or questions about the MSS please email To learn more about the AMA's Medical Student Section, visit the AMA's MSS webpage here.