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The UMMS House Staff Association is a voluntary association dedicated to provide the UMMS residents and fellows with representation, advocacy, and free food. The House Staff Association has a lounge that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for house staff use.

House Staff Association Lounge Amenities

Upon membership to the House Staff Association, the resident/fellow is eligible to the amenities of the House Staff Association Lounge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some amenities include:

  • Computers with Internet Access
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Printer
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa
  • Surround Sound System
  • Flat Screen Television

House Staff Board Members

  • President: Gloribel Olexa - Pediatrics
  • Vice President, Resident/Fellow Representation: Nikhil Prasad - Surgery
  • Vice President, House Staff Events and Committees: Gordon Crews - Radiology
  • Vice President of Social Events: Dina Ioffe - Internal Medicine
  • Social Media Liaison: Michelle Ponder - Internal Medicine

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Membership Information

To become a member of the House Staff Association, simply fill out the application, will authorize the UMMS payroll to automatically deduct $3 per pay period from the paycheck and return the completed form to the Graduate Medical Education Office.