Medical Education Committee

Welcome to the MSS Medical Education Committee’s webpage!

About us

The MSS Medical Education Committee (EdCom) is an MSS standing committee established in 2016 that functions to formalize and organize medical student representation and feedback to the Undergraduate Medical Education office and the Faculty of Medicine as a whole.

If you have an issue that you would like EdCom to address, please consult the list of representatives provided below and contact the appropriate person by email. (Please copy your class president on all correspondences)

Contact information

1- Find the committee you are looking for using the dropdown menus or using the flowcharts at the bottom of the page
2- Click on the student representative’s name to contact that person by email (*Remember to CC your class president)

For any general inquiries or if you don’t know who to contact, email our Secretary General:

If you would like to get involved with EdCom, feel free to contact the MSS VP Education:

Which student representative to contact with your questions about...

See below for more information about each UGME committee with student representation.

Student Leadership meetings (SL)

At these meetings, elected student representatives who sit on both the MSS Council & EdCom discuss emerging issues with the Associate Dean UGME. This is an excellent opportunity to improve communication and collaboration between MSS, EdCom, and UGME, and troubleshoot any issue if necessary.

N.B. This is not an official subcommittee of the UGME or MDCM Program Committee, but rather an informal meeting between the Associate Dean UGME and the MSS/EdCom student representatives.

Frequency of meetings: 1X / month


VP Education: Juliette St-Georges (2023)


Executive President: Dennis Rompotinos (2023)


Past VP-Education: Julia Leonard (2022)


Past President: Rami Habib (2022)


VP Wellness: Charles Lepage (2023)


Med-1 Academic Rep: Kevin Zhao (2024)


Med-1 Class President: Abed Baiad (2024)

Med2 Class President

Med-2 Class President: Sébastien Belliveau (2023)

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Med-3 Class President: Corinne Cécyre-Chartrand (2022)


Med-4 Class President: Léanne Roncière (2021)


Gatineau Representative: Meng Zhu Shi (2022)

EdCom Secretary-General

The Secretary General of EdCom assists the VP Education in the planning and organization of meetings and other administrative tasks. They participate in EdCom as a non-voting member, manage the meeting minutes and agendas, coordinate room bookings, and are welcome to participate in EdCom projects based on interest.

Frequency of meetings: 1X / month

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Chloe Gordon (2022)

MDCM Program Committee

This committee is the highest decision-making body for the UGME, chaired by the Associate Dean UGME (Dr. Cummings). It is where all policies, course objectives, assessments tools, and major changes in the functioning of the program must be approved.

Our student representatives share feedback from the student body, and represent students’ interests during the decision-making process. They have one junior vote and one senior vote.

Frequency of meetings: 2-3 X / month


VP Education: Juliette St-Georges (2023)


Executive President: Dennis Rompotinos (2023)


Past VP-Education: Julia Leonard (2022)


Past President: Rami Habib (2022)

Program Evaluation and Curricular Outcomes Subcommittee (PECO)

PECO promotes the continuous improvement of the MDCM program by making recommendations about program objectives, content, instruction, learning environment, compliance with Faculty policies, and the performance of cohorts of medical graduates from McGill.

Student representatives provide this committee with the student perspective, particularly in interpreting student survey responses and in ameliorating the surveying process.

Frequency of meetings: 1X / month (10 total per year)


Junior representative: Blaise Frenette (2022)


Senior representative: Jill Jessica Ranger (2020)


Senior representative: Ghizlane Moussaoui (2021)

Student Assessment subCommittee (SAC)

The goal of SAC is to aid the MDCM Program Committee in ensuring that the current forms of assessment for student performance are fair and consistent with best educational practices and policies.

Our representatives are involved in discussions about current or future assessment methods, providing feedback on behalf of the student body.

Frequency of meeting: 1X / month (10 total per year)

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Junior Representative: Chloe Gordon (2022)


Senior Representative: Sarah Chibane (2021)

Wellness and Learning Environment Subcommittee (WALE)

The mandate of the Wellness and Learning Environment Subcommittee is to review policies and data that relate to the learning environment and to participate in the development and implementation of curriculum content aimed at promoting wellness and resilience in learners.

The student’s role is to provide feedback about these policies and data and suggest new ways to improve the content of the current wellness curriculum.

Frequency of meetings: 2X / year


VP Wellness: Charles Lepage (2023)

MDCM Admissions Committee

This committee has final responsibility for the selection and admission of students to the Faculty of Medicine MDCM and Med-P programs. It determines the design of the admissions process and the selection criteria applied to prospective candidates.Of late, the Admissions Committee has focused on modifying the admissions process to accommodate the upcoming McGill Medicine Satellite campus in Gatineau.

The responsibility of the student representative is to represent the student body in all decisions and actions taken by the Admissions Committee.

Frequency of meetings: at least 3X / year

N.B. This committee does not fall under the MDCM Program Committee; it has direct oversight from the Associate Dean UGME and from the overarching Faculty of Medicine.


Junior Rep: Nicolas Siriani-Ayoub (2021)

Senior Rep: Amine Zoughlami (2021)

Scholarship, Critical Thinking, and Knowledge Translation Theme Subcommittee (SCTKT)

The Scholarship, Critical Thinking and Knowledge Translation curricular theme guides the teaching of Basic Sciences, Social Studies of Medicine, Research Fundamentals, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), and Critical Appraisal throughout the four years of the MDCM Program.

The student representative provides student input and feedback related to the themes and courses falling under the purview of the SCTKT committee. They obtain student feedback through surveys and focus groups.

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year


Junior Representative: Matthew Carias (2022)

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Senior Representative: Mehdi Hegagi (2022)

Social Accountability, Primary Health & Health Advocacy (SAPHHA)

The SAPHHA committee, chaired by Dr. Anne Andermann, is responsible to advise the MDCM Program Committee on matters related to content and integration of the Social Accountability, Primary Health & Health Advocacy curricular theme within the MDCM Program. This committee has oversight of the Molecules to Global Health course (Block A), the CHAP course, and longitudinal teaching of this theme across the curriculum.

The students represent the Medical Education Committee on the Social Accountability, Primary Health & Health Advocacy Subcommittee. Their role is to gather and report student feedback to this subcommittee with the goal of improving teaching related to the SAPHHA theme.

SAPHHA was created in 2018 by merging two previous committees: PHCPH (Primary Health Care and Population Health) and SAHA (Social Accountability and Health Advocacy).

Frequency of meetings: minimum 2X / year

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Representative #1: Nicholas Zelt (2021)

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Representative #2: Julie De Meulemeester (2021)

Fundamentals of Medicine and Dentistry Component Subcommittee (FMD)

This committee has oversight of all courses taught during the first 1.5 years of the curriculum, from Block A to Block J, including the longitudinal courses of FMD.

Frequency of meetings: minimum 4X / year (average 1X / month)


Med-1 academic rep: Ryan Antel (2023)


Med-1 Class President: Denis Rompotinos (2023)

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Med-2 class president: Corinne Cécyre-Chartrand (2022)


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Transition to Clinical Practice Component Subcommittee (TCP)

This committee oversees all courses in TCP, the 6-months long transition period between pre-clinical and clinical teachings in our curriculum.

Frequency of meetings: minimum 4X / year (average 1X / month)

Med2 Class President

Med-2 class president: Sébastien Belliveau  (2023)

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Med-3 class president: Corinne Cécyre-Chartrand (2022)

Clerkship Component Subcommittee

This committee oversees all clerkship courses, in collaboration with the clinical departments’ UGME committees.

Frequency of meetings: minimum 4X / year (average 1X / month)

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Med-3 class president: Corinne Cécyre-Chartrand (2022)


Med-4 class president: Léanne Roncière (2021)

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Gatineau Representative: Meng Zhu Shi (2022)

Physicianship Component subCommittee (PCC)

The physicianship component committee is responsible for the oversight of many courses such as Physician Apprenticeship, Clinical Methods, Medical Ethics and Health Law, Community Health Alliance Project, Mindful Medical Practice, and Transition To Residency.

The role of the student representatives on the PCC is to advocate for student issues regarding the courses this committee oversees.

Frequency of meetings: 6X / year


Med-1 representative: Neelabh Rastogi (2023)

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Med-2 representative: Julia Leonard (2022)


Med-3 representative: Amy Daradich (2021)


Med-4 representative: Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer (2020)

Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LFME)

The committee is chaired by Dr. Goldie Marmor and includes the LFME coordinator, FMD Component Director Dr. Colin Chalk, and other physicians including family physicians involved in medical education.

The role of the LFME Committee Representative is to represent the first year medical school class on all issues related to the LFME experience. The committee discusses current concerns and future programming, and it is the student representative’s job to bring forward class feedback to the committee.

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year

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Student representative: Sumaira Mazhar (2023)

Community Health Alliance Project (CHAP)

The Community Health Alliance Project (CHAP) is a course that gives students the opportunity to work with local community organizations and projects, in the context of a service learning placement, to improve the health of a community or population. The CHAP committee reviews current and potential service learning placements (i.e. community organizations), assignments and exercises assigned to students, and also reviews student comments and feedback.

Student representatives make themselves available to answer student questions and concerns related to the course and represent their interests on the CHAP committee.

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year


Med-1 representative: Yossef Levin (2023)


Med-2 representative: Ella Zetler (2022)


Med-3 representative: Melanie Leung (2021)

Public Health and Preventative Medicine (PHPM)

The aim of the committee is to ensure that the PHPM is meeting its course objectives. This committee ensures student satisfaction with the course and strives to improve the course.

The student representative gathers feedback from their peers about the PHPM course and represents these interests at course sub-committee meetings.

Frequency of meetings: 2X / year

Senior representative: Julia Heron (2020)

Putting It All Together (PIAT)

Putting it All Together (PIAT) is a 4th year course designed to brush up students’ understanding of basic science and social science research, ensuring that they graduate as well-rounded physicians who are able to incorporate the academic world around them into their practice.

The student representatives represent students’ input in the shaping of this new course and liaise between their class and the course director (Dr. Hébert).

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year


Junior representative: Salima Ramadani (2021)


Senior representative: Curtis Quan (2020)

Transition To Residency (TTR)

The TTR committee consists of an interprofessional body of McGill faculty and student representatives and oversees the design and the smooth implementation of the Transition to Residency Course based on the feedback received from preceding years.

The student representatives liaise between the student body and faculty in order to ensure students’ input in the design of the TTR course in Med 4.

Frequency of meetings: 2X / year and additional phone meetings


Junior representative: Melanie Leung (2021)


Senior representative: Emily Yung (2020)

Family medicine undergraduate education committee

This committee oversees the family medicine curriculum during FMD (LFME), TCP (Family Medicine), and Clerkship (Family Medicine– Urban & Rural, electives). Course and site directors sit on this committee.

The student representatives attend meetings of the Family Medicine Undergraduate Education Committee and provide feedback from their class on the Family Medicine curriculum.

Frequency of meetings: 1X / month (total of 7 per year)

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Med-2 representative: Nickoo Merati (2022)


Med-3 representative: Safina Adatia (2021)


Med-4 representative: Amanda Try (2020)

Internal Medicine undergraduate education committee

The Undergraduate Internal Medicine Committee oversees the curriculum of Internal Medicine in TCP and Clerkship. The committee is made up of student representatives from Med-2, Med-3 and Med-4 as well as the Internal Medicine site directors.

The student representative’s role is to provide feedback and recommend changes to the curriculum in Internal Medicine throughout TCP and clerkship.

Frequency of meetings: 1X / month

Med-2 representative: Jia Li Liu (2022)

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Med-3 representative: Vincent Palmieri (2021)


Med-4 representative: Amanda Marino (2020)

Surgical Undergraduate Education Committee (SUEC)

The SUEC is composed of members from general surgery, as well as all surgical subspecialties to which students may be exposed during their core clerkship surgery rotation. Topics include student teaching, supervision, evaluation, and scheduling.

The SUEC student representatives fulfill 2-year mandates by representing the interests of their fellow peers regarding the core clerkship surgery course.

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year

Junior representative: Rosa Lakabi (2021)


Senior representative: Amanda Marino (2020)

Department of Pediatrics UGME committee

The purpose of the pediatrics committee is to continuously assess and improve the pediatrics curriculum for second-year TCP and third-year clerkship students.

The student representatives act as intermediates between the student body and the pediatric clerkship directors. The final goal is to work with the committee to enrich the clerkship pediatrics experience.

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year

Junior representative: Menal Huroy (2021)


Senior representative: Sarah Zahabi (2020)

Psychiatry clerkship committee

The Psychiatry Committee is in charge of the clerkship component of psychiatry education at McGill. It is composed of the site directors, the course director, two student representatives and one resident representative.

The student representative role is to provide a student’s perspective in the conversations within the committee. He/she also advocates for his/her colleagues’ best interests to maximize the learning experience of psychiatry rotations.

Frequency of meetings: 10-12X / year

Junior representative: Andras Tikasz (2021)

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Senior representative: Caroline Franck (2020)

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology UGME committee

The OBGYN Clerkship committee is involved in all aspects of the Obs-Gyn core clerkship rotations. It includes all site directors and their respective student affairs coordinators.

The student rep is involved in obtaining student feedback from their Obs-Gyn rotation experience, offering support to students, and sitting in with the committee members to raise students’ concerns.

Frequency of meetings: 4X / year

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Junior representative: Avigayil Sorokine (2021)


Senior representative: Alexandre Machado-Gedeon (2020)

Emergency Medicine UGME committee

The Emergency Medicine Clerkship Committee is the program committee consisting of the site coordinators and administrators in charge of the 4th year clerkship rotation in emergency medicine.

The student representative’s role is to attend committee meetings and provide student perspectives in order to strengthen the rotation.

Frequency of meetings: Variable

Student representative: Jerry Zheng (2020)

Division of Geriatric Medicine UGME committee

The Geriatrics Committee consists of physician representatives from every site, including Gatineau, as well as resident representatives and administrative staff.

By attending committee meetings, student representatives are able to provide staff members with students’ feedback on their experience during the geriatric rotations, be it site-specific or more general.

Frequency of meetings: 5X / year

Junior representative: Alexander Ni (2021)

Senior representative: Henri Sasseville (2020)

UGME organizational chart

If you wish to contact the chair or secretary of any of these committees, click here. We strongly advise you to contact the student representatives before trying to get in touch with faculty, as your concerns might have already been discussed with them.

MDCM Components Organigram

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