Welcome to the official website for the University of Pennsylvania's eMed Club. eMED is an engineering club for pre-med students and for engineers who are interested in the medical field. We hold events to share advice about the pre-med experience and to learn more about the medical profession.

Our club was founded in 2006 by an engineer who realized that there was a growing number of engineers who wished to enter into the medical field, yet no club to help them through the process. Thus, eMed was born. Since then, we have since then hosted numerous events geared towards helping all pre-med engineers with their path to medical school.

View our constitution.

The Board

Raina Dhir (2015)
Position: President
Raina Dhir is senior in Bioengineering, but her eventual interest lies in health care and medicine, utilizing the bioengineering knowledge. Besides for classes, you can find Raina trying out the many great restaurants in Philly, planning APAHW, at PAACH, watching Friends or shopping!
John Kim (2016)
Position: Vice President
John is a junior in Mechanical Engineering. His interest lies in developing affordable medical equipment that can be effective in the third world countries. His spare time is largely devoted to his Christian A Cappella group called Full Measure. When he isn't beatboxing or singing zho-noh-dohs, John is usually around the Engineering quad tweaking with cool devices.
Scott Ritter (2010)
Position: Professional Development Advisor
Scott does Professional Development. In a sense, you might say he is Professional Development. He realizes that engineers and other experienced professionals who become physicians have great potential for improving medicine. Is the body not a biological machine after all? Scott hopes to spark your interest into thinking about how up-and-coming technologies, and your own ideas, can improve healthcare for the long term.
Bobby Kent (2015)
Position: Professional Development Chair
Bobby is a senior in Bioengineering and plans to minor in chemistry. In his free time, he likes to read, watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, play Settlers of Catan, and rage. Aside from being involved in eMed, Bobby is a member of the Raj lab and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and is a cellist the Penn Baroque Ensemble. He hopes to someday be accepted into the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western and become a cardiac surgeon.
Sushmitha Yarrabothula (2017)
Position: Professional Development Chair
Sushmitha Yarrabothula is a sophomore in Bioengineering from Hoover, AL. Besides engineering and medicine, her interests include spending time with family and friends, eating lemon-flavored desserts, and – true to her Southern nature – saying “y’all” excessively.
Darlina Liu (2017)
Position: Professional Development Chair
Darlina Liu is a sophomore in the College majoring in Economics. She was drawn to eMED because it melds two of her interests, technology and medicine, and highlights the importance of innovation in healthcare. Besides eMED, Darlina does fMRI research at the Communication Neuroscience Lab, day hosts for the Kite & Key Society, and enjoys good cooking, company, and conversation.
Isaac Lin (2015)
Position: External Affairs Chair
Isaac Lin is a senior in Bioengineering and has an interest in the ways the human body and its processes can be improved through scientific innovation. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys running in cool weather, improving his cooking skills and jamming to his guitar. Hailing from Canada, he is a huge fan of ice hockey and has spent his last summers in cowboy attire at the Calgary Stampede, as per Canadian tradition.
Hayley Williamson (2017)
Position: External Affairs Chair
Hayley Williamson is a sophomore in bioengineering from Brighton, MI. She hopes to one day attend medical school and achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. In addition to eMED, Hayley is involved in the Society of Women Engineers. When she is not immersed in engineering life, Hayley enjoys going on long runs, spending time with friends, and exploring Philadelphia.
Quinn Coyle (2018)
Position: External Affairs Chair
Quinn is a freshman in Bioengineering from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his free time, Quinn enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching sports, playing soccer, running, and listening to music. Along with being involved in eMed, Quinn is a member of the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project and the Penn Investment Alliance.
Shriram Sundararaman (2016)
Position: Community Outreach Chair
Shriram says he is from Washington, DC, but he is really from Northern Virginia. In his free time he likes to play basketball and hang out with his friends. He is a junior in the Bioengineering program pursuing the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor as well. He is excited by the intersections of technology and biology for medical benefit and someday hopes to contribute to the field.
Elizabeth Kobe (2017)
Position: Community Outreach Chair
Elizabeth Kobe is a sophomore in Bioengineering from Westlake, Ohio.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, rocking out on the drum set, running, and playing basketball.  In addition to eMED, Liz is a proud member of Penn's Crew Team.  One day she aspires to develop a medical device that changes many lives.  

John Zeng (2016)
Position: Treasurer
John is a junior in Bioengineering from Solon, Ohio. In his free time, John enjoys travelling, playing guitar, and watching Kentucky basketball. In addition to eMed, John is also a part of the Government and Politics Association of UPenn as well as Penn Forensics. He hopes to practice medicine or further research in biomedical engineering one day.
Tanvir Ahmed (2017)
Position: Publicity Chair
Tanvir Ahmed is a sophomore in Computer Science whose interests lie in the intersection of technology and the human body. In his spare time Tanvir enjoys athletic outings with one of the highlights of this past summer being cliff diving. He hopes to engage the fields of fitness and technology to benefit society at large.
Alejandro Villasmil (2018)
Position: Freshman Representative
Alejandro is a freshman in Bioengineering whose interests lie in the intersection of medicine and technology. He, therefore, hopes to one day contribute to this expanding field. In his spare time, Alejandro enjoys spending time with friends, eating different types of food, listening to electronic music, and playing volleyball/baseball.
Jessica Schwartz (2018)
Position: Freshman Representative
Jessica is a freshman in Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering from Northern Virginia. She hopes to explore her interests in genetic engineering and biophysics as well as in interdisciplinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys reading science fiction, dancing, binge watching shows on Netflix, and obsessing over the beauties of physics.
Jiyoung Song (2018)
Position: Webmaster
Jiyoung Song is a freshman in Bioengineering and Chemistry from Irvine, California. He hopes to become a medical professor who both practices medicine and conducts research one day. In his free time, he enjoys surfing the net, listening to music, and playing video games. His favorite bands include Foster the People and OneRepublic.