The Learning Societies

group photo from Stewart & Knowlan Day of Service 2015

About the Learning Societies

The Learning Societies at Georgetown University School of Medicine serve as a platform for the creation of mentor-rich environments for crowd-sourced learning of mindfulness, resiliency, professional authenticity, and leadership. Every student joins one of five Learning Societies — Harley, Harvey, Hufnagel, Knowlan and Stewart — upon matriculation, as determined by their Academic Family.

Learning Societies Events

All Upcoming Events

Learning Societies Leadership

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Harley Society Council

Zachariah Elkordy, M’24

Alexander Strait, M’24

Jake Wahl, M’24

Seleem Elkadi, M’23

Arielle Lee, M’23

Vincent Pugliese, M’23

George Yusin, M’23

Faculty Director: Sarah Thornton, MD

Harvey Society Council

Chloe Verwiel, M’24

Kathryn Hay, M’24

John Bovill, M’23 

Erin Vaughan, M’23

Areeg Abu el Hawa, M’22

Faculty Director: Regina Torsney-Durkin, MD

Hufnagel Society Council

Rachna Dhanjal, M’23

Niloofar Ghyasi, M’24

Faculty Director: Mary Furlong, MD

Knowlan Society Council

Lee Friedman, M’24

Drew Bolster, M’24

Niki Noe, M’23

Emily Etling, M’22

Faculty Director: Daphne Keshishian, MD

Stewart Society Council

Brian Fitzgerald, M’24

Lizzy Kim, M’24

Charlotte Leape, M’24

Tim Goblirsch, M’23

Mansi Maini, M’23

Daniel Popovsky, M’23

Stephen Tranchina, M’23

Ellie Belilos, M’22

Aneel Maini, M’22

Michelle Xu, M’22

Faculty Director: Rebecca Evangelista, MD

Learning Society Advisory Council (LSAC)

Director – Suzanne Zhou (Hufnagel M2023)

Co-Director – Jake Whitney (Harvey M2024)

Chair of Finance – Ali Hill (Knowlan M2024)

Chair of PR and Communications – Dave Mohebbi (Knowlan M2022)

Chair of Faculty and Alumni Relations – Chip Samuelson (Harley M2022)

Chair of Community Service – Mohamad Almasri (Harley M2024)

Chair of Reflection – Naveen Gupta (Knowlan M2023)

Directors of GSMP – Paul Henderson (Knowlan M2024) and Sarah Heins (Harley M2024)


You can contribute to the enhancement and expansion of learning society efforts to enrich and support student communities.

If you wish to donate, click on the button “Donate” below, fill out the section “Other” with your donation amount, and write “Learning Societies Fund” in the text box, as shown in the example below.

image showing Example for Donate Box

If you would like a society point for your society for the donation, add the name of your society after “Learning Societies Fund” (Example: “Learning Societies Fund, Hufnagel”).