The medical student experience enhanced

The Florida Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) represents students enrolled in the accredited medical schools of Florida.

MSS members participate in FMA Annual Meetings, Board of Governors meetings, FMA Councils and Committees, the Legislative Visitation Program, and the FMA Poster Symposium. Medical Students play a vital role in organized medicine by proposing resolutions to the FMA Board of Governors, meeting pro-medicine legislators in Tallahassee to talk about medical education in Florida, and they help to shape the future of organized medicine.

The MSS Governing Council is composed of student members from each medical school. The Governing Council provides for and solicits greater medical student involvement in the affairs of the county medical societies, the Florida Medical Association, and the American Medical Association through the non-partisan collaboration of every Florida medical school.

2023 MSS Leadership Honor Society

The FMA and the FMA Medical Student Section are proud to recognize our 2023 Leadership Honor Society inductees:

  • Sarah Girshfeld
  • Akeim George
  • Zach Zippy

The Leadership Honor Society recognizes current or rising fourth-year medical students who are active participants in Florida-organized medicine and receive honor cords to wear at their medical school graduations.

Please join us in giving special thanks and recognition to our 2023 Leadership Honor Society inductees and all Florida medical students who have participated in organized medicine!

2022-2023 Governing Council

Ben Schachner

Ben Schachner
Board of Governors Representative
University of Miami
Sarah Girshfeld

Sarah Girshfeld
Florida Atlantic University

Rex Ryan
Vice Chair
Nova Southeastern University
Alexandra Mazur

Alexandra Mazur
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Akeim George

Akeim George
Director of Legislative Affairs
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
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Savannah Calleson
Liasion to the AMA
Florida State University
Zachary Zippi

Zachary Zippi
Director of Membership Recruitment
Florida International University
Arunima Vijay

Arunima Vijay
Director of Community Service
University of Florida

Luke Henwood
Social Media Coordinator
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph Nygaard

Joseph Nygaard
Local Chapter Coordinator
University of Central Florida College of Medicine