International Podiatric Medical Student Association

IPMSA was founded  by Alex Dandashly, Raed walid Gharib, and Danniyal Shahid class of 2018. They formed IPMSA in order to represent international students on a different scale towards the medical community. The club has grown so quickly in such short amount of time. Each year since IPMSA has been established they partake in holding a review in the fall semester before the second exam for PD to help the first year students in that course.

We also hold social events such as bowling and bonfire night during the summer semester also IPMSA as a club helps at school functional events if needed such as the fundraiser carnival for Ryan Hippler carnival. We truly take pride in our work and accomplishments and we provide a space for students to be heard! The club welcomes anyone who is interested!

IPMSA is currently active with Gabriel Kodajian Hamawi as president.

Club President


Zienab Dabaja   zdabaja@kent.edu

Zienab Dabaja


  • Germany Guest Speaker

    • Mr. Jwochen Krautwald’s presentation of “Strategies for the academization of podiatry in Germany” explained the advancement of podiatric education in Germany. He is part of the Academic Administration of podiatry program in Germany. This gave students the opportunity to view what practicing outside of the US is like. The workshop had 20 students in attendance from the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • PD Exam Review Workshop

    • IPMSA was successfully able to hold a physical diagnosis exam 2 review session. There were over 70 individuals in attendance, and the teaching topics were divided in to 3 sections which included clinical cardiology and pulmonology amongst the three students