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Medical School Executive Council

MSEC is an elected group of five students per class as that meets once a month during the school year. MSEC represents all medical students in all years and works to fund and organize school-wide student events and activities, as well as lobby and advocate for student needs. With annual budget provisions, the MSEC is a major source of funding for more than seventy student clubs and organizations. This funding provides for special events like concerts, lectures, and guest speakers, and student-centered activities such as the Winter Formal, Conversations-on-Tap, and joint events with the graduate school. 

  • President: Andrew Iannone
  • Vice President: Evan O'Dea
  • Treasurer: Natalie Wong
  • Vice-Treasurer & Wellness Rep: Caitie Gribbin
  • Tech Rep: Tarek Khader
  • Convo's on Tap: Rick Ferraro

Board of Overseers Representative

The Student Board of Overseers Representative represents all Weill Cornell Medical College students, including medical, graduate, PA, and Qatar students. The Student Overseer is a voting member of the Board of Overseers and has a three-year term. The Student Overseer meets on a quarterly basis with the full Board and three subcommittees and attends the monthly MSEC and GSEC meetings.

Important Student Contact Information

Raúl Martinez-McFaline, Student Overseer
ram2020@med.cornell.edu

Why contact me? I am the student body representative on the Weill Cornell Board of Overseers. It's my job to facilitate communication among the students, the administration/faculty, and the Board. Ask me anything! I've been around for a while.

Andrew Iannone, MSEC President
afi2001@med.cornell.edu

Why contact me? I represent the WCMC student body! Bring your concerns to me. It's my job to facilitate communication between the students and the administration/faculty.

Evan O'Dea, Vice President
emo2005@med.cornell.edu(link sends e-mail)

Natalie Wong, Treasurer
nzw2001@med.cornell.edu(link sends e-mail)

Tarek Khader, Technology Representative
tkk2001@med.cornell.edu(link sends e-mail)

Rick Ferraro, "Conversation on Tap" Coordinator
raf2006@med.cornell.edu(link sends e-mail)

Caitie Gribbin, Wellness Representative
ckg2001@med.cornell.edu

Graduate School Executive Council

GSEC is an elected committee of six students from the Graduate School. Elections are held in early October and officers serve a full year. We act on behalf of the students to represent their views and issues to the administration, as well as plan networking and social events for the graduate school in order to strengthen our student community. The GSEC council hosts an open meeting on the first Wednesday of every month, to which all graduate students are invited to discuss upcoming initiatives and events.

This year GSEC's key initiatives were:

  • Establishment of "Career Explorations" panel sessions to provide information for our students about potential future fields of employment, augmenting other career-centric opportunities available at WCMC.
  • Development of outreach opportunities, enabling our students to participate in activities such as Science Days for high school students and the hosting of young scientists in summer development programs.
  • Continuing to work with the Graduate School administration to improve our courses by implementing course surveys.

GSEC also runs a number of social events throughout the year, notably a Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Potluck, Winter Ski Trip, and Year End Formal.

President: Raphael Bendriem
Vice President: Camila Prieto
Treasurer: Greg Farber
Secretary: Georgia Frost
Parliamentarian: Shira Yomtoubian

GSEC can be contacted at gsec@med.cornell.edu.