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Organization Officers and Websites

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Organization Descriptions

(Note: Not all organizations listed below)

Alliance in Internal Medicine
AIM is the internal medicine student interest group on campus dedicated to educating medical students about the broad field of internal medicine and the specialties it encompasses.

American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association
AMA/TMA is dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership, and promoting activism for the health of America.

American Medical Student Association
Being the largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States, AMSA is committed to improving medical education by exposing its members to the social, moral, and ethical implications of the profession of medicine.

American Medical Women’s Association
The purpose of AMWA is networking and support, along with professional development focused on developing a platform for women's issues and promoting women's advancement in medicine through advocacy along with facilitation of personal development.

Anesthesiology Student Club
The Anesthesiology Student Club at UTMB is a conduit for medical students seeking exciting and educational opportunities beyond the scope of the core clerkships. Our goal is to provide an educational and interactive environment for students interested in Anesthesiology to interact directly with faculty and residents, through our lecture series, resident mentoring, airway workshop, and various social events.

Association of Women's Surgeon's
AWS fosters an environment of learning, mentoring, and growth for female students interested in a surgical career.

Biological Chemistry Student Organization
BCSO fosters the development and growth of graduate students enrolled in the BMB/MBET graduate programs at UTMB.

The Butterfly Project
We at the University of Texas Medical Branch represent The Butterfly Project, by practicing interprofessional student care though volunteer efforts aimed towards infant, pediatric, labor and delivery, ante partum, postpartum and bereavement population of UTMB and Galveston community. We hold the highest integrity to represent our organization academically and professionally in order to grow into strong advocates for health care professional.

Caring Clowns
This organization was created to put smiles on the faces of the community with balloon animals and face paint at community events and with Clown Rounds in the hospital.

Catholic Medical Association
Catholic Medical Professionals is an organization seeking to promote spiritual and moral values, foster the development of spiritual life and worship, and provide an opportunity for UTMB students and faculty to congregate and share their experience.

Chinese Students and Scholars Association
CSSA promotes Chinese culture across campus and the Galveston community by hosting main events such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. We also have social events including, TGIT, Welcome Weekend, road trips, sports and volunteering. We will help American classmates and teachers know Chinese classmates and the culture better.

Christian Medical Association
The CMA purpose and hope is to bring students together weekly for prayer and fellowship, to encourage students through study of the Bible and to serve our campus community with the love of Christ.

Christians on Campus
Our purpose is to provide all students and faculty members the opportunity to study the Bible and to enjoy Christian fellowship.

Dermatology Interest Group
DIG at UTMB is a student organization which recognizes dermatology as a broad, interesting and challenging area of medicine. The missions include: encourage medical students interest in dermatology; increase exposure to the field or dermatology; foster a sense of collegiality among students interested in dermatology; help students find mentors among dermatology; provide information for students interested in skin research; inform students about dermatology events at UTMB, locally, regionally, and nationally; to promote attendance at national and regional dermatology conferences; to teach people in the Galveston community about preventative measures to protect against skin diseases; to create and disperse information regarding opportunities in research experience and volunteerism within dermatology; and disperse an electronic newsletter which will form a cohesive link between students, residents, faculty, and alumni.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group
EMIG stimulates interest in the field of Emergency Medicine and to foster the professional development of UTMB students by providing members with opportunities for involvement in organized Emergency Medicine.

Frontera de Salud
Frontera de Salud is a service organization founded and staffed by medical, nursing, and health professional students committed to bringing primary healthcare to the underserved.

Family Medicine Interest Group
FMIG is an organization for students interested in family medicine. Our mission is to promote primary care. We have meetings and various activities to help guide students’ career goals.

Gay-Straight Alliance
The GSA provides information about GLBT issues unique to the healthcare professions and is a way to socialize and support other students and faculty: gay, straight and everything in between.

Global Brigades
Global Brigades purpose is to empower communities in Honduras and Ghana to access clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education thus improving their health and standard of living.

Gold Humanism Honor Society
GHHS honors medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. Our objective is to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the field of medicine.

Graduate Student Organization
The Graduate Student Organization aims to provide a network for graduate students in different disciplines focusing on mentoring, service and fellowship.

Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
HPCO is an educational service organization devoted to providing psychological, social, spiritual, and medical care to patients with terminal illnesses. HPCO also provides education to the UTMB community promoting discussions of end of life care and palliative care.

Lambda Tau CLS Honor Society
Lambda Tau is a national organization honoring Clinical Laboratory Sciences students who have achieved a high level of academic success. The UTMB Gamma Beta Chapter is dedicated to representing the field of medical technology as well as giving back to the community through ongoing service projects.

Latino Medical Student Association
The purpose of this organization is to unify the Latino medical students into one organization so that we can raise awareness about the Latino lifestyle, culture, and health need. By doing so, we can help increase cultural competency in our campus and in the community overall.

MD/PhD Student Organization
The purpose of the MD/PhD Student Organization is to facilitate camaraderie between MD/PhD students and to serve as a conduit between the students and faculty of the MD/PhD program.

Military Medical Association
The Military Medical Assocition at UTMB exists to help train, advise, and facilitate the medical careers of current and potential service members on campus. The group serves as a pivot point between current scholarship holders as well as recruits and their military command counterparts. We seek to educate and prepare leaders in the medical field who are equipped for the global challenges opf the 21st century.

Ophthalmology Student Organization
The purpose of the Ophthalmology Student Society is to encourage interest in ophthalmology, provide opportunities to experience the field of ophthalmology and volunteer in our community.

Orthopedics Student Society
The purpose of the Orthopedics Student Society is to further interest and educate students about the field of Orthopedic Surgery.

Osler Student Societies
The vision/purpose of the Osler Student Societies is to provide developing physicians insight in to “A Way of Life” described by Sir William Osler, not through formal lecture but through the guidance of mentors in contact with students within and outside their academic setting.

Otolaryngology Interest Group
OIG exists to promote student understanding of careers in otolaryngology.

Pan-African Student Society
The purpose of PASS is to foster a broad based educational goal that will involve socio-cultural awareness, community service, cohesiveness among members, and increasing academic success among members. Although this is a Pan-African organization, it has no restrictions in regard to membership. It is open to students of any race, religion, ethnicity, sex, or political views.

Pathology Association for Students
The purpose of the Pathology Associations for Students is to further educate students about the profession of pathology and assist students to pursue their interests within the field in a nonprofit manner. Students establish professional contacts with pathologists on staff at UTMB and have an understanding of resources available.

Pediatric Student Association
The Pediatric Student Association seeks to provide educational and service opportunities to medical students and other students in health professions who are interested in pediatrics, as well as provide an opportunity for professional interaction between pediatric faculty and UTMB students.

Phi Beta Pi Fraternity
The purpose of Phi Beta Pi is to promote an effective and beneficial learning environment for individuals within health professions.

Physician Assistant Student Organization
this organization is for the Physician Assistant class officers to meet and plan fundraising events for our graduation event.

Physician Healer Student Association
PHSA is an educational organization dedicated to providing all interested students with opportunities to engage in community-service activities as well as workshops focused on molding students into physician healers who will be ready to enter their clinical years with skills necessary for providing complete patient-centered care.  

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group
We are a student organization dedicated towards promoting interest in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as providing information to anyone who may be interested.

Preventive Medicine & Community Health GSO
PMCH GSO fosters the development and growth of graduate students enrolled in the Preventive Medicine graduate program.

Public Health Organization
PHO educates UTMB students on public health and preventative medicine and apply this knowledge though volunteer service activities.

Que Quiere Decir (QQD) Spanish Club
QQD is a student organization dedicated to teach future health professionals medical Spanish to improve their communication with patients.

Radiology Interest Group
RIG raises awareness and interest in the field of Radiology among students; to foster new relationships amongst members and between members and Radiology faculty. To allow students to get hands on experience with some common procedures used in Radiology; and to bring new and updated research discoveries and/or clinical applications to the awareness of students.

Right to Life Advocates
The purpose of RLA is to unite and support UTMB students, faculty and staff, regardless of difference, in activities that promote and respect the inalienable right to human life.

Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter
The purpose of the Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter shall be to: advance the understanding of the nervous system, including the part of the nervous system that plays in behavior, by bringing together scientists of various backgrounds and by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization; to promote education in neuroscience; and to inform the general public of the result and implications of current research in this area.

Sports Medicine Initiative
This is an educational organization with the goal of providing educational opportunities to learn more about sports medicine practice and volunteer opportunities at athletic events within the community.

St. Vincent’s Student Clinic
St. Vincent’s Student Clinic is dedicated to providing quality care to unfunded and under-funded patients while providing excellent educational opportunities for UTMB students.

Student Interest Group in Neurology
SIGN encourages interest in the field of neurology and related fields. Additionally, to educate students on the profession and scholastic topics related to Neurology.

Student Occupational Therapy Association
SOTA is a student organization run by occupational therapy students. Our mission is to foster personal and professional development of OT students, encourage community service and educational excellence and advocate for students and professional issues. We also promote OT at UTMB and in the Galveston community.

Student Physical Therapy Association
This is an educational and non-profit organization that will work together to volunteer our time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom, represent the physical therapy profession, and act with honor, integrity, and respect in all our endeavors.

Student Psychiatry Organization
SPO is a group of students interested in psychiatry. We host meetings with speakers discussing psychiatry-related topics and do volunteer activities.

Student National Medical Association
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students addressing the needs of underserved communities and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

Student Nurses Association
SNA is a student organization run for the advancement and support of nursing students. Our organization focuses on providing community service outreach opportunities, mentoring support in academics, and networking and social events for the students enrolled at UTMB's School of Nursing. In general, our mission is to foster professionalism in the nursing profession.

Student Surgical Society
The purpose of this organization is to increase student interest in surgery as well as provide them with ways to further their knowledge of the different surgical specialties and how to obtain them.

Students for Integrative Medicine
Students for Integrative Medicine creates and maintains an interdisciplinary forum that will increase the opportunity for individuals to learn, experience and feel supported in the exploration of integrative medicine.

Students Improving Global Health Together
To address the medical needs of the global community by creating awareness of health disparities in underserved populations, by supporting the development of solutions for health issues facing society, and by promoting clinical and research opportunities to students concerned with the development of health care on a local, national, and international level.

Students Serving Shriners
Students Serving Shriners is an educational organization developed to serve the patients and families being treated at Shriners Burn Hospital for Children and to foster a sense of compassion and dedication between UTMB students. It is an opportunity to serve the community while providing students the opportunity to work together and mentor/guide each other on how to cope with emotional cases in a primarilly Spanish speaking setting through projects and events.

Students Together for Service
To promote and facilitate the student service culture at UTMB while optimizing opportunities for students to put their service ideals into practice.

Syncope is an a capella group that comes together and shares their love of music and performing at different events.

Ultimate Frisbee Organization
The purpose of the Ultimate Frisbee Organizations is to play ultimate frisbee and socialize.

Wilderness Medicine Society
The Wilderness Medicine Society educates students and faculty on the field of wilderness medicine.

William Temple Episcopal Student Center Group
To provide a place for students to study, relax, and socialize. Free coffee and tea are offered daily, and dinners are served Wednesday evening. All are welcome!


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