Department of Medicinal Chemistry GSA

Alpha Chapter of the Nationally-recognized ACS MEDI Division


About Us

The objects of this Chapter shall be to afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern medicinal chemist.









What We Do

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Student Association (MEDC GSA) is a faculty-sponsored and student-led organization housed within the Department and the SoP at VCU to advocate for and support not only students within the Department but those interested in the field of Medicinal Chemistry in the SoP, the greater Richmond Metropolitan Area and beyond.  Annually we organize various educational events, workshops, charity events, fundraisers and social activities to create a unique and rewarding experience for all!  To learn more about events and activities promoted by our GSA, check below for upcoming events and follow us on our social media platforms!


The MEDC GSA organizes a host of events throughout the academic year focusing on educating the students in the Department and beyond, providing networking opportunities with local and external STEM connections, as well as fundraisers and social events.  Take a look at upcoming events below, or reach out to us to learn more!


Learn more about the discipline of Medicinal Chemistry and gain access to content to broaden your understanding!

2020 Medicinal Chemistry Reviews

VCU Medicinal Chemistry

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

ACS MEDC Twitter

Key Resources for Medicinal Chemists

Social Media

Follow us on social media as we share news, events and activities within the Department!

@medcgsa Instagram

MEDC LinkedIn

Our Team

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Preet Shah

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Ally Thompson


This organization does not restrict membership based on race, color, religion, national origin (including ethnicity), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parenting status, marital status, political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information (including family medical history), sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, or disability. All VCU students who support the mission of our organization are welcome to participate in programs and events.


Department of Medicinal Chemistry GSA

800 E Leigh St
Richmond Virg 23298