SKMC Student Council

Membership Eligibility: Sidney Kimmel Medical College Only  

Membership Dues or Fees: None


SKMC Student Council has a proud tradition of service to the student body at Jefferson. Our executive board this year aspired to uphold the values of leadership, service, and excellence. Student Council is comprised of both elected and chosen representatives from each class at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Major responsibilities of Student Council include: supervision of student organizations, disbursement of university funds, and dissemination of information relevant to student life. Student Council also serves as the primary liaison between students, faculty, and administration. This coalition allows for common student concerns (such as safety, housing, and Internet access) to be brought to the attention of the proper department, streamlining the process towards a quick and adequate resolution. The Student Council Executive Board also oversees the Student Council budget. Our yearly allocation, which in recent years has been in excess of $33,000, is meticulously distributed to (1) SKMC students presenting at research conferences, (2) student organizations, (3) the Yearbook, and (4) the medical student lounge. A portion of the budget is also reserved for on campus events promoting student interaction, camaraderie, and relaxation.


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President: Rebecca Lawrence, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Shayan Waseh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary of Communications: Kaushal Desai, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary of External Affairs: Nishant Pandaya, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

President of Administrative Affairs: Kendrick Go, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:  Charles Pohl, MD, Associate Provost, Student Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University, and Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Career Counseling, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

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