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RJOS Medical School Chapters

Welcome to the page for the RJOS Medical School Chapters!


Jennie Kunes

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, MS4
RJOS Membership Committee National Chapter Co-Liaison

Jessica Schmerler

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MS3
RJOS Membership Committee National Chapter Co-Liaison

Alyssa Basdavanos

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), MS4
Great Lakes Regional Co-Representative

Gina Tubo

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), MS4
Great Lakes Regional Co-Representative

Vanessa Lopez

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, MS4
Southwest Regional Representative

Tina Tran

Oregon Health Sciences University, MS4
West Regional Representative

Sabryn Kapp

Kentucky University School of Medicine, MS2
Southeast Regional Representative

Danielle Destiny

Tufts University School of Medicine, MS3
Northeast Regional Representative

Tori Bergstein

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MS2
Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative

Sofia Hidalgo Perea

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, MS3; Social Media Co-Manager

Fatima Bouftas

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, MS3; Social Media Co-Manager

RJOS is an organization that provides support and incredible opportunities for women medical students and allies interested in pursuing orthopaedic surgery. Membership benefits range from access to mentorship programs to scholarships to attend the annual meetings, as well as access to a broad network of inspiring women around the country. 

In 2022, an enterprising group of women realized that medical students could use more ways to get involved in RJOS. So, beginning in 2023, RJOS officially launched medical school chapters nationwide.The medical school chapters are a way for aspiring orthopaedic surgeons to learn about and get involved with RJOS early on, connecting them to the RJOS network and showing them that orthopaedic surgery is a viable path for them. 

We hope that the medical school chapters will promote engaging and creative events and offer opportunities to build relationships with others in the RJOS network. Each chapter will report to a regional representative, who will be responsible for regional programming and connecting chapters to one another. Furthermore, there will continue to be national programming, with chances to hear from and connect with female medical students, residents, and faculty from all across the country. 

If this sounds like something your community would benefit from, we would love to have you join us! Please see the chapter application link below, and feel free to email us with any questions at We can’t wait to see all the things our chapters will accomplish in this inaugural year. 

Jess Schmerler & Jennie Kunes
Medical School Chapter Liaisons
Please visit the Perry Initiative Calendar for upcoming MSOPs with RJOS Medical Student Chapters.
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