Each year, 25 students from across the country are selected to serve on EMRA's Medical Student Council (MSC).

This is a phenomenal opportunity to become more involved in the field of Emergency Medicine, network with students and faculty from coast to coast, and develop resources to assist fellow students navigate medical school and the residency application process.

Our Goals and Objectives


  • Educate medical students about the specialty of emergency medicine and its importance in the medical field
  • Provide information to those students interested in emergency medicine regarding career options and emergency medicine training programs
  • Increase the quality and the quantity of medical school education on emergency medicine topics and clinical skills
  • Develop a peer network for medical students aspiring to careers in emergency medicine and allow them the opportunity to assume leadership roles in organized emergency medicine
  • Provide EMRA, ACEP, CORD, and SAEM with a resource for dissemination of materials and information to medical students
  • Encourage and recognize medical student research projects
  • Recognize clinical excellence in emergency medicine at the medical student level


  • Plan the bi-annual Medical Student Forum (spring and fall)
  • Help promote the EMRA Residency Program Fair at ACEP
  • Help promote the EMRA Medical Student Workshop Day at ACEP
  • Increase contact with medical schools
  • Increase medical student awareness/involvement in emergency medicine
  • Provide information that will appear on the medical student pages of the EMRA web site

2024 Medical Student Council


Medical Student Governing Council
Jinger Sanders Chair

Jinger Sanders

American University of Integrative Sciences

David Gordon Vice Chair     

David Gordon

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Allison Gasnick Editor

Allison Gasnick

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Kyle Avery MS Legislative Coordinator

Kyle Avery MS

University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Atira Shenoy Mentorship Coordinator

Atira Shenoy

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kelly Dinh, DO Osteopathic Coordinator

Kelly Dinh, DO

Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine - Utah

Zoee Castro, MS3 Student Advising Coordinator

Zoee Castro, MS3

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Katherine Tucker 2 Web/Tech Coordinator

Katherine Tucker

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation

Mohammad Abuakar Midwest Coordinator

Mohammad Abuakar, OMS-III, CCEMT-P

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

David Bronstein North East Coordinator

David Bronstein

George Washington University School of Medicine

Kristina Pagano Southeast Coordinator

Kristina Pagano

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Colton Crawford West Coordinator

Colton Crawford

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

ACEP Student Representatives to the AMA-MSS
Kailey Jacobson AMA-MSS Representative

Kailey Jacobson

Nova Southeastern University KPCOM

Dani Sychowski AMA-MSS Representative

Dani Sychowski

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Regional Representatives
Ellis Jang, BS Pacific

Ellis Jang, BS

California North State University College of Medicine

Thomas Johnston Great Plains

Thomas Johnston

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Payton Wolbert, BS Great Lakes

Payton Wolbert, BS

Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Derick Goff Northeast 1

Derick Goff

New York Medical College

Breanna Sharp Northeast 2

Breanna Sharp

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eli Brennan Mid-Atlantic

Eli Brennan

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Samantha Jacobson 2 Southcentral

Samantha Jacobson

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Louisiana Campus

Tushank Chadha Southwest

Tushank Chadha, OMS III

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Babayode Bakare Southeast 1

Babayode Bakare MS

Morehouse School of Medicine

Cristina Sanchez Southeast 2

Cristina Sanchez

Florida State University

Benice Louis International

Benice Louis, MPH

Saint James School of Medicine