Aquifer Student Advisory Group


Aquifer is excited to announce the launch of our Student Advisory Group. This newly formed board of medical and health professions students will provide essential feedback on Aquifer’s new learning tools.

Helping Build the Best Possible Tools for Clinical Learning

Aquifer is in the process of developing new assessments, Integrated Illness Scripts, cases, and other learning tools. Student voices and ideas are critical to ensure that our solutions provide the most value to students.

Student Advisory Group members are invited to preview and provide honest, in-depth feedback on Aquifer’s new developing learning tools, designed to be used in medical and health professions programs across the country. Feedback from this group will be used to optimize the technology and content in our tools, inform communications, and develop training resources. 

After a competitive selection process, we are pleased to welcome a strong group of students from institutions around the country:

Julie Chew, United States University Nurse Practitioner Program

Parissa Ferguson, Bryant University Physician Assistant Program

Timothy Fisher, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 

Philip Jurasinski, Des Moines University

Priya Kantesaria, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Hope Knochenhauer, Duke University School of Medicine 

Andres Lopez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine 

Brienna Milleson, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Wafa Nabi, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Evgeniya Rakitina, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Yana Salei, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine 

Sapna Syal, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Georgia Vasilakis, West Virginia University School of Medicine

The Student Advisory Group will work closely with the medical educators of the Aquifer Student Engagement Group, a working group of the Aquifer Educators Consortium, along with the teams developing Aquifer’s new learning tools. The Aquifer Student Engagement Group is led by Katherine Chretien, MD (Associate Dean for Student Affairs; George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences) and Jennifer Bierman, MD (Clerkship Director, Education Centered Medical Home; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine).


Aquifer—a unique non-profit organization—makes a big impact on medical and health professions education. Used in 95% of U.S. allopathic medical schools, 66% of U.S. osteopathic programs, and a growing number of physician assistant, and nurse practitioner programs—with over 13 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006—Aquifer is a leader in clinical learning.