Medical Student Section

WSMA’s Medical Student Section includes representatives from all medical schools in Washington state. The purpose of the Medical Student Section is to introduce these future physicians to the programs, benefits, services and policy-making structure of the WSMA and to help provide programs and services that will assist students as they prepare for a career in medicine.

Governing council

2017-2018 Medical Student Section Governing Council

Jessica (Jess) Dawson, Chair
University of Washington, Seattle
Bjorn Payne, Vice Chair
University of Washington, Seattle
Andrew Liechty, Delegate
Washington State University, Spokane
Enoch Adjei, Alternate Delegate
University of Washington, Seattle
Katie Bergus, At-large
University of Washington, Seattle
Katherine (Katie) Strandberg, At-large
University of Washington, Spokane
Nikita Jejurikar, At-large
University of Washington, Seattle

Tom Hanna, Liaison from the WSMA Board of Trustees
Pacific Northwest University, Yakima
Matthew Grierson, MD
Physical medicine & rehabilitation, Seattle Spine & Sports Medicine, Seattle

WSMA staff

Milana McLead, Senior Director of Strategic Communications & Growth
Alison Ippolito, Associate Director of Membership


Early Career Forum
WSMA offers a private, online discussion forum for our early career members. The forum is for WSMA members only (you will be prompted for your password to enter). Discussions are organized by topic. To help you follow a discussion, you can subscribe to a topic and receive email alerts when others post replies. The WSMA encourages lively debate, but please behave courteously and responsibly. Comments that include profanity, personal attacks (including language that could potentially identify an individual), or inappropriate, offensive or illegal material will be removed.