GEMSSA: GEMS Student Association at UIC

Welcome! We are GEMSSA: an entirely student-run organization supporting the graduate students in the GEMS PhD program at UIC’s College of Medicine. Our goal is to give a collective voice to GEMS students by acting as a liaison to faculty and administration, as well as to enhance the personal, academic, and professional experiences of students.


Latest posts


  • The Emerald Vol. 4

    On behalf of the editorial board, we are excited to announce the fourth volume of our GEMS Newsletter, The Emerald! In this edition, we recap our Spring 2020 semester. We also feature several pieces written by members of the student body. Download the full newsletter below:

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  • The Emerald Vol. 5

    On behalf of the editorial board, we are excited to announce the fifth volume of our GEMS Newsletter, The Emerald! In this edition, we recap our Fall 2021 semester, including our annual Holiday Party and ornament competition. We also feature several pieces written by members of the student body. Download the full newsletter below:

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  • 2021-2022 GEMSSA Executive Board Elections

    Dear GEMS students, Elections for the 2021-2022 GEMSSA Executive Board will take place this month! This post will discuss board member roles, eligibility, and all things GEMSSA elections! The purpose of the GEMSSA is to enhance the personal, academic, and professional experiences of students in the Graduate Education in Medical Sciences program at UIC and […]

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