President: Nick Koto

Hey Guys! I'm a Senior majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology with a minor in Bioengineering. This is going to be my fourth year being in SFP and I'm excited to be your President this year. This year I want to be able to plan events that are both fun and interesting to all members of SFP. If you have any fun ideas that you would like to see as an event, email me at


Vice President: 

Cole Cunningham

Hello everyone! I am a third year student pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Italian. I will be serving as your Vice President for the 2018/19 school year. This is my third year in the organization and my second year on the executive board. My interests include: public health, health informatics, open-source software, and linguistics. You may reach me at I look forward to a great year!


Treasurer:  Austin Nguyen

Hey everyone! I am a junior, from Algonquin, Illinois, currently majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. As the current Treasurer, I am excited to take on a position of leadership and help create a fun and enjoyable environment for the year! I look forward to planning successful fundraisers and getting to know all of you. My goal for the year is to keep a close eye on the clubs finances to ensure funds are allocated properly for all of SFP's stellar events! Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions, suggestions, complaints about life or honestly whatever you want at Let's have an outstanding year!


Secretary: Kailash Panchapakesan

I am a third year biology student at UIC. Some of my extracurricular interests include playing for UIC’s men’s tennis team as well as teaching CPS high school students a health education curriculum through Peer Health Exchange. 

As secretary of SFP, I hope to make the process of taking attendance as smooth as possible for all of you and create more time to focus on why we are at meetings – get involved at UIC by helping the community and work towards our mutual goal of becoming physicians! This club offers a lot of opportunities and exposure I am eager for all of you to experience! If you have questions, definitely reach out to me at!


Physician Lecture Chair: Mark Perkowski

Hello friends! I am a biochemistry major who loves science. I am currently doing research in molecular biology with plants at UIC. Outside of your classes, our lectures are a great way to learn about medical school and the careers we aspire to follow, and I will make sure that they are tailored to do just that. From admissions, to research, to life as a physician, you will have the opportunity to hear from experienced people in these areas. We will have multiple lectures throughout the semester, so you'll definitely find one that interests you! You are always welcome to contact me with any ideas at, and I would also appreciate your help if you could sign up to be on the Physician Lecture Committee with me. Thank you!


Community Outreach Chair: Hrishikesh Bhaththiwala

Hi everyone! I am a second year student pursuing a B.A in Economics alongside the Pre-Medicine track. This is my second year at SFP and first year on the executive board. I will be serving as the Community Outreach Program Committee Chair for this year. Some of my interests include geopolitics, development economics, health economics and cars. My email is I am excited to see you all this year!


Academic Programming Chair: Sarika de Bruyn

Hey everyone! I am a second-year student with a major in Philosophy and minors in Chinese and Spanish. So far, I have studied abroad in Barcelona, traveled with MedLife to Nicaragua, and taught CPS schools with Peer Health Exchange. My biggest concern for SFP is helping students become the best physician they can possibly be. So as Academic Programming Chair, I will help students explore different majors and how they can become a strong applicant for med-school. I will also create study groups for Organic Chemistry and Physics before every exam. If you have past experience with these groups, then you can take on a leadership position and join my committee to help lead these study groups! Please contact me for any questions or inquiries at