South Asian Medical Student Association

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote South Asian cultural competency in a medical setting and allow a platform for medical students at Stritch to commune, celebrate cultural events, and help social causes in South Asia and South Asian diaspora.


Stritch SAMSA:


  • Co-Social Chair: Avani Patel
  • Co-Social Chair: Meenu Reddy
  • MSU Representative: Abhilasha Kumar
  • Medical Education Coordinator: Sowmya Dhanwada

Faculty Liaisons

  • Kamran Mirza
  • Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan

Contact Us

 Avani Patel

 Meenu Reddy

 Abhilasha Kumar

 Sowmya Dhanwada