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A

Student Organizations

  • Alliance in Internal Medicine

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    By School


    Mission Statement

    To promote interest in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch through interactive meetings, networking with Internal Medicine faculty, fellows, residents, and students, panels, and skill development workshops.


    Activities

    Tabling Booths at Events, Hosting Guest Speaker Events, Creating Educational Materials, Other

    OSCE practice workshops, specialty panels, EKG workshops, case report writing workshops, mentor matching, etc.

    These activities are important in facilitating interest in internal medicine specialties and engaging students with UTMB faculty/residents.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    3-4 events/semester


    Officer Board

    • Board of Director Member – Sophia Choi (sychoi@utmb.edu)
    • Board of Director Member – Shaina Banh (shbanh@utmb.edu)
    • Board of Director Member – Marissa Nicolas (mrnicola@utmb.edu)
    • Board of Director Member – Kyce Darouiche (kgdaroui@utmb.edu)
    • Board of Director Member – Pratik Gongloor (prgonglo@utmb.edu)
    • Board of Director Member – Thierry Kochkarian (thkochka@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Karen SzauterDepartment of Internal Medicine - (kszauter@utmb.edu)
  • Anesthesiology Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    By School


    Mission Statement

    The Anesthesiology Interest Group at UTMB is a non-profit club that serves as 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, skills workshops, and various social events.


    Activities

    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Other

    Monthly lecture series about the different specialties of anesthesiology helps to broaden the knowledge of the specialty to medical students, especially since they get no standardized exposure. It also provides an opportunity to interact with faculty within the department. Other events include skills sessions and socials. The skills sessions help to both teach and inspire students to the procedural aspects of the specialty. The socials allow for low-stress environment to meet between medical students, residents, and faculty.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Bryce Johnson (brrjohns@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Sydney Seavey (sfseavey@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Kameron Moghadam (kamoghad@utmb.edu)
    • Student Advisory Lead – Mauricio Ramos Lozano (maulozan@utmb.edu)
    • Research Coordinator – Christy Lee (cplee@utmb.edu)
    • Mentorship Program Lead – Bright Etumuse (boetumus@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Bianca Ceballos (biceball@utmb.edu)
    • Event Chair – Ashlynn Joseph (asjoseph@utmb.edu)
    • 1st and 2nd Year Representative – Armaan Chokshi (archokshi@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

B

Student Organizations

C

Student Organizations

D

Student Organizations

  • Diversity Mentors in Medical Education

    Organization Type

    Professional Social


    Membership Style

    By School


    Mission Statement

    The Diversity Mentors in Medical Education (DMIME) at UTMB is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to interact and receive mentorship from physicians who share similar backgrounds. Our organization aims to address the underrepresentation of historically marginalized groups in competitive medical specialties, ultimately improving patient care. DMIME will accomplish this through a mentorship program tailored to mentees' ethnocultural narratives, monthly Speaker's Bureau events, and workshops focused on developing essential medical skills. We strive to bridge the gap between students and experienced healthcare professionals, fostering a community that embraces diversity, equality, and inclusion in medicine and allied health professions.


    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions
    • Other

    DMIME will have a mentorship program tailored to mentees' ethnocultural narratives, monthly Speaker's Bureau events, and workshops focused on developing essential medical skills. It is important for us to attend conferences and present research about how our unique mentor-mentee pairing system will impact the success of that professional relationship. Attending diversity conferences will also help us to gather more information over how we can improve our organization. Tabling booths at events will help us grow our organization and acquire more faculty mentors. As mentioned above our speakers Bureau will help our members connect with practicing health professionals who have their own unique background and story. If at any point, our organization needs more funding to make events, travel, and meetings possible, we will host student organization fundraisers. Our essential medical skills workshops will likely involve us creating our own educational materials which will be made to reflect the most up to date policies and laws. We hope to host practice presentation sessions in order to also help members develop important skills.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Lizette Gutierrez (lcgutier@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Aisha Cantu (aicantu@utmb.edu)

E

Student Organizations

  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    Facilitating networking, interest, and learning in the field of emergency medicine.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    These events help facilitate and expand interest in emergency medicine by giving us the chance to help out in the community and interact with one another in the medical school.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Nathaniel Bilby (njbilby@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Paul Forks (pjforks@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Micah Browne (mkbrowne@utmb.edu)
    • Webmaster – Raheed Sunesra (rasunesr@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Brandon Lopez (braalope@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Whitney FaulconerEmergency Medicine - (whfaulco@utmb.edu)

F

Student Organizations

  • Family Medicine Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional Service


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at UTMB is an active and engaged student group that shares the passion and fulfillment of Family Medicine, provides resources for students, professional skill development, and opportunities for service. With the variety of events, presentations and projects hosted and run by FMIG, medical students from all years are exposed to the wide breadth of practice offered by Family Medicine.


    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions
    • Volunteering

    We offer several procedural workshops to showcase the breadth of Family Medicine, which are staffed by our wonderful residents and faculty from UTMB's Family Medicine Residency program.

    We also offer ample events and resources to students who are applying to Family Medicine programs, so they may have great success in being the strongest and best prepared applicant possible.

    Additionally, we have several volunteering and community service opportunities throughout the year, including our Vaccine Drive each fall and Helping Hands donation drive in the summers.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Jordan Soupiset (jksoupis@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Emma Tomes (eltomes@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Jennifer RaleyDepartment of Family Medicine - (jraley@utmb.edu)

G

Student Organizations

  • GI Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    1. Promote awareness of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery and provide information about the specialty to medical students
    2. Provide shadowing opportunities in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery for a more “hands-on” experience
    3. Host workshops to allow students to acquire useful technical skills (endoscopy on simulator, etc.)
    4. Host Q and As sessions with faculty, residents, or senior medical students to permit addressing the concerns/questions that students might have

    Activities

    Hosting Guest Speaker Events

    Speakers from the UTMB department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology give academic lectures to students


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Kruthi Devin Garza (dergarza@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Kruthi Krishnachaitanya (sskrishn@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Gabriel ReepGastroenterology & Hepatology - (glreep@utmb.edu)

H

Student Organizations

  • Health Career Collaborative Chapter at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Professional Service


    Membership Style

    By School


    Mission Statement

    Establishing a Health Career Collaborative (HCC) chapter will provide mentorship, exposure to health careers, and an engaging health curriculum to high school students from low-income, underrepresented minority communities. Monthly workshops will have a curriculum for high school students, focusing on different skills and topics each year. Annual mentoring to medicine events will incorporate activities and presentations related to medicine, allowing medical school mentors and high school mentees to interact in a fun environment. Mentorship from medical students will include discussions about career plans, tutoring in high school classes, and helping with college applications. Mentors will also be role models for high school students and instill positive qualities for student success. These three main components will diversify medicine and encourage students to enter healthcare. It will also promote high school graduation and higher education for students from low-income backgrounds and educate them on how to identify the health needs of their community.


    Activities

    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    HCC would collaborate with high school officials to identify students who are underrepresented in medicine or educationally/economically disadvantaged to voluntarily participate in monthly workshops. The workshop provides an engaging, unique, hands-on curriculum focusing on different healthcare skills and topics. Curriculum workshops will be held during the weekday as an after-school event, and each session will consist of a group of medical student mentors, health educators, and high school students. The primary objective of these workshops is for current medical students to introduce high school students to the healthcare field, deepen their understanding of health science in the context of public health, and understand public health through the lens of community needs. Through these workshops, medical student mentors and healthcare professionals can share their commitment and inspiration with high school students who will develop their own ideas, perspectives, and insights about the healthcare field.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Jean Pierre Durand (jfdurand@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Lilian Tia (litia@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Pierre Banks Admissions & Recruitment - (pwbanks@utmb.edu)

I

Student Organizations

  • Interest Group for Allergy and Immunology

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    By School


    Mission Statement

    The primary objective of the proposed organization, the Interest Group for Allergy and Immunology, is to establish a vital link between aspiring students and experienced allergy and immunology fellows and faculty. This will be achieved through organizing informational sessions covering research prospects and medical advancements within the allergy and immunology domain. Additionally, the organization seeks to create a collaborative environment where students with a shared interest in this subspecialty can connect, exchange ideas, and forge potential collaborations.


    Activities

    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions
    • Volunteering

    Educational Sessions: Organize regular educational sessions where medical students can learn about the basics of allergies and immunology, including common allergic conditions, immune system functions, diagnostic techniques, and treatment options.

    Guest Speakers: Invite experienced allergists and immunologists to deliver talks and share their insights on their field of practice.

    Workshops and Case Discussions: Arrange workshops where students can actively engage in case discussions, analyze patient histories, and practice diagnostic and treatment decision-making related to allergies and immune disorders.

    Community Outreach: Organize events to raise awareness about allergies, immunodeficiencies, and related issues in the community. This could involve health fairs, informational booths, or workshops at local schools to educate the public about these conditions.

    Clinical Exposure: Facilitate opportunities for students to shadow allergists and immunologists in clinics or hospitals. This hands-on experience can provide valuable insights into patient interactions, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

    Research Opportunities: Help students find research opportunities in the field of allergy and immunology. This could involve connecting them with ongoing studies or assisting them in developing their own research projects.

    Mentorship Programs: Pair interested students with mentors who are established allergists or immunologists. These mentors can offer guidance, career advice, and a deeper understanding of the specialty.

    Networking Events: Arrange networking sessions where students can interact with professionals in the field, including faculty members, practicing physicians, researchers, and representatives from pharmaceutical companies.

    Online Resources: Develop an online platform or website where students can access educational resources, recommended readings, webinars, and recorded sessions for those who couldn't attend in person.

    Skill Development: Offer skill-building workshops, such as how to perform skin prick tests, interpret allergen-specific IgE results, administer allergy shots, or manage anaphylactic reactions.

    Advocacy and Awareness: Raise awareness about the challenges faced by patients with allergies and immunodeficiencies. Advocate for policy changes or improvements in healthcare access for these individuals.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Victoria Katei (vnkatei@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Dustan Watkins (duwatkin@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Jennifer Odoi (joodoi@utmb.edu )
    • Social Chair – Michael Adkison (mdadkiso@utmb.edu)
    • Volunteer & Mentorship Chair – Junho Kwon (jckwon@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Cleavon CovingtonPediatrics - (clcoving@utmb.edu)

J

Student Organizations

K

Student Organizations

  • Kappa Chi Delta

    Organization Type

    Fraternal Social


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a foundation for women pursuing medicine to share in those activities of a professional, scholastic and social nature. Included in the goals is the promotion of unity and sisterhood of its members, both past and present. The cultivation of sisterhood, service, scholarship and leadership shall be the motive of our existence. This organization shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, creed or national origin.


    Activities

    Hosting Donation Drives

    We haven't done this yet but are interested in doing so in order to give back to the community.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Sabrina Pescatore (smpescat@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Kelli Gilliam (kegillia@utmb.edu )
    • Education Chair – Kailee Shockey (keshocke@utmb.edu)
    • PR & Design – Victoria Till (vitill@utmb.edu)
    • Philanthropy Officer – Inchara Raj (inraj@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Benita Lalani (balalani@utmb.edu)
    • Tutor – Christina Kelly (cbkelly@utmb.edu)
    • Tutor – Sydney Sanders (sysander@utmb.edu)
    • Social Chair – Lexi Alexis Ellerbe (agellerb@utmb.edu)
    • Social Officer – Yasamin Rastgar (yarastga@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Melissa DelfilippisPsychiatry - (msdefili@UTMB.EDU)

L

Student Organizations

  • Latino Medical Student Association - UTMB Chapter

    Organization Type

    Professional Cultural


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    "

    Mission Statement: Recruitment and support of latinos in medical school who aim to improve the healthcare delivery to Latino communities. Activities: Volunteering events that aim to improve the healthcare of local Latino communities, talks with Latino professionals to gain insight into the field of healthcare as an underrepresented group and to learn about Latino health outcomes, and social events to unify our community.

    "

    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Volunteering

    We strongly support students attending conferences to get connected with peers and demonstrate their research. We find that students gain beneficial experience attending and can add it to their resume.

    Donation drives are held by LMSA to support the local communities. Our most consistent drive is the diaper drive which provides necessities that mothers may not be able to afford.

    Hosting and attending guest speaker events provides information to our students depending on the natures of the lecture. Some guest speakers describe their specialty, while others give advice for Latino students.

    Volunteering is fundamental in LMSA as we often participate in local volunteering opportunities. We also host joint events with other school of medicine organizations.



    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Cristal Monzon-Hernandez (crmonzon@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Jean Pierre Durand (jfdurand@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Angel Renteria (anrenter@utmb.edu)
    • Event Coordinator – Cesar Perez (cesapere@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Ian Orantes-Orellana (iaorante@utmb.edu)
    • Community Outreach Director – Cris Miranda Hernandez (milherna@utmb.edu)
    • Student Engagement Coordinator – Daniela Keruguelen (dakergue@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Norma PerezAssistant Dean for Student Affairs - (noaperez@utmb.edu)

M

Student Organizations

  • Medical Student Research Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    By School


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of our organization is to help incoming and current medical students in navigating the research process, providing guidance on how to get started, find research opportunities on campus, connect with relevant individuals, and develop essential skills. We hope to make research more accessible and achievable for medical students and encourage students to incorporate research into their educational and professional careers. We aim to host monthly workshops covering various aspects of research, such as finding and submitting abstracts to conferences, writing literature review abstracts, creating effective posters, and delivering impactful poster presentations. Our goal is to empower students and foster a strong research culture within the medical school community.


    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions

    Monthly workshops on research-related topics; Providing resources and guidance on finding research opportunities; Hosting Mentorship Pairing to allow for networking and connections; Assisting students in developing their research skills, including abstract writing and poster presentation; Hosting seminars and guest lectures by faculty researchers on campus.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Bunnarin Theng (butheng@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Lucy Fisher (ljfisher@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Joy Li (jsli@utmb.edu)

  • Medical Students for a Sustainable Future

    Organization Type

    Service


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (MS4SF) is a growing national organization that recognizes the impact of climate change and environmental hazards on health and seeks to engage medical students in environmental policy, research, and advocacy. The UTMB chapter will be a section of this organization that will provide students with opportunities to make a difference in environmental health at an institutional, local, and national level.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    MS4SF hopes to spread awareness of the changes medical students can make on both a personal and systemic level to mitigate the effects of climate change and other environmental health factors on patients.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Nivan Wadhawan (niwadhaw@utmb.edu)
    • President – Rachel Lopes (ralopes@utmb.edu)
    • Community Outreach Coordinator – Mallory Walters (mkwalter@utmb.edu)
    • Social Media Coordinator – Caroline O'Connor (ceoconno@utmb.edu)
    • Community Outreach Coordinator – Juan Escudero (juescude@utmb.edu)
    • Research Coordinator – Anjali Ramachandran (anramach@utmb.edu)
    • Advocacy & Education Coordinator – Alec Manning (almannin@utmb.edu)
    • Research Coordinator – Kevin Huang (kehuang@utmb.edu)

  • MedMentors

    Organization Type

    Service


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    MedMentors mission is to provide free resources and guidance to pre-medical students by offering personalized advice on how to get accepted into medical school.


    Activities

    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    The purpose of MedMentors is to provide a source of guidance for aspiring medical students to apply and get into medical school. Students/volunteers from the John Sealy School of Medicine will hold monthly application workshops and individualized counseling sessions.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • Founder – Vivian Nguyen (vipnguye@utmb.edu)
    • Founder – Gabe Gabriel Rivera (gjrivera@utmb.edu)
    • Founder – Anne Chan (acchan@utmb.edu)

N

Student Organizations

  • Nutrition for Fitness

    Nutrition for Fitness
    NFF

    Type: Professional, Social, Service, Sport

    Membership: By School - SOM

    Mission Statement: Provide medical students an open atmosphere to discuss training protocols, personal nutrition, and healthy habits. As a result, medical students in the organization will undergo fitness-based, educational discussions and form a peer support network with like-minded individuals to improve the physical fitness of all members.

    Activities:

    • Roundtable discussions about current fitness topics and debunking fad diets along with fitness myths.
    • Monthly presentations regarding an aspect of fitness and nutrition, followed by an organized discussion about how such information can be applied to medicine.
    • Maintaining a social network that helps remind medical students to stay mindful of their training and nutrition regimens, while supporting each other in developing and maintaining healthy habits.
    • Encouragement to students by messaging platforms during exam periods to keep a balance between physical health, exercise, and academics.
    • Nutritionally-focused potlucks where macronutrients for students are provided for each meal while group bonding is facilitated.
    • Planned group lifting sessions to the Alumni Field House for accountability, motivation, and fun amongst organization members.


    Organization Website: None On File

    Organization Email: None On File

    Officer Board:



    Faculty Advisor(s):



O

Student Organizations

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Student Society

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    "

    Our purpose is to foster a community where students interested in OB-GYN can have a space to grow their curiosities about women/fetal health as well as connect with the department at UTMB.

    "

    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    OGSS events will include upperclassmen and resident mentorship, lunch socials with OBGYN department, holiday socials, Q&A panels, guest speakers, Mammo Bus volunteering, Women's Health Simulation, and more.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus, Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Raven Harding (rchardin@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Amy Arceneaux (ammarcen@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Brittany Dang (bqdang@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Juliana Wu (juwu@utmb.edu)
    • Community Service Chair – Rahul Chauhan (rachauha@utmb.edu)
    • Social Chair – Jenieve Chapa (jrchapa@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Dr. Lucy VillarrealOB/GYN - (lucyvill@UTMB.EDU)
    • Dr. Chasey OmereOB/GYN - (ciomere@utmb.edu)
  • Ophthalmology Student Organization

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    To provide students with resources, lecture series, and volunteering opportunities for the field of Ophthalmology.


    Activities

    Volunteering and Other

    We help with the St. Vincent's eye screening. We encourage students and help connect them with the volunteering leadership in order to get more experience in Ophthalmology.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Sneha Gajarla (sngajarl@utmb.edu)
    • President – Seth Buscho (sebuscho@UTMB.EDU)
    • Vice President – Natalia Davila (natdavil@UTMB.EDU)
    • Vice President – Brayn Pearson (bgpearso@UTMB.EDU)
    • Secretary – Natalia Penaloza (napenalo@utmb.edu)
    • MS4 Coordinator – Sruti Rachapudi (ssrachap@UTMB.EDU)
    • STV Vision Screening Coordinator – Sathvik Srinivasan (acchan@UTMB.EDU)
    • STV Vision Screening Coordinator – Anne Chan (sasriniv@UTMB.EDU)
    • Volunteer Coordinator – Kate O'Neil (kgoneill@UTMB.EDU)
    • Volunteer Coordinator – Metha Chea (mrchea@UTMB.EDU)
    • Glasses Drive Coordinator – Sarah Navid (snnavid@UTMB.EDU)

  • Orthopedic Student Society

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the organization is to foster medical student interest in the field of orthopedics with hands on workshops, talks with attending/residents, and student group events.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions
    • Volunteering

    The events allow for students to actively get more involved within the department of orthopedics and get hands on expertise as to what the field practices. This allows for students to find out what they do and do not like about orthopedics and truly evaluate if the field is for them or not.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Sterling DeShazo (sjdeshaz@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Jackson Rogers (jmrogers@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Patrick NaegerDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation - (panaeger@utmb.edu)

P

Student Organizations

  • Pain Medicine Student Organization

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the Pain Medicine Student Organization is to promote awareness of the field of pain medicine across multiple specialties and provide resources for students at UTMB through mentorship, faculty discussions, community service projects and research opportunities.


    Activities

    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    PMSO has a mentorship program in which students are paired with residents in the department of Anesthesia to help guide them on their journey to residency and further into their career. We also have a journal club that meets to discuss pertinent research in the field of pain medicine.

    This year, we will be planning social and academic events with residents and faculty in order for students to get a better understanding of the field of pain medicine, the avenues to get there and what a career in it looks like. We also plan to have community service involvement this year as well, which will be headed by our community service chair.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)

     

    Officer Board

    • President – Illan Kunik (ilkunik@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Sai Kamma (sakamma@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Elliot BlankespoorAnesthesiology - (elblanke@utmb.edu)
  • Pathology Association for Students

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of this organization is to increase exposure to the various specialties within the field of pathology.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events

    The role of PAS is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the field of pathology and its many subspecialties. These events allow students to network with pathology residents and faculty to build relationships for shadowing, research, and other experiences that can enhance their medical experience.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Elvira Carias (encarias@UTMB.EDU)
    • Vice President – Lauren Bluhm (lebluhm@UTMB.EDU)
    • Secretary – Joshua Fernandez de la Vega (joshfern@UTMB.EDU)
    • Treasurer – Carolina Segura (carsegur@UTMB.EDU)
    • Research Coordinator – Jason Yeung (jayeung@UTMB.EDU)
    • Communications Coordinator – Cecilia Arguelles (caarguel@UTMB.EDU)
    • Membership Chair – Sarah Muir (semuir@UTMB.EDU)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Judith AronsonPathology - (jaronson@UTMB.EDU)
  • Phi Beta Pi: Medical Fraternity

    Organization Type

    Service Fraternal Social


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    Phi Beta Pi provides a brotherhood existing to pursue the goals of achieving academic excellence, providing mentorship, and promoting philanthropic events in our community


    Activities

    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Volunteering

    Our organization develops members through fellowship and community service. We are proud to be members of the Galveston Community and enjoy volunteering with organizations such as City of Galveston Parks and Recreation, Galveston Food Bank, and Galveston Bay Foundation.


    Meeting Location

    Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Benjamin Wick (bewick@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Ayush Singh (ayksingh@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Raheed Sunesra (rasunesr@utmb.edu)

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Student Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The mission of PM&R SIG is to promote a culture of opportunity, and inclusivity within the campus community, specifically focusing on supporting students who are interested in gaining new perspectives in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


    Activities

    Attending Conferences, Hosting Guest Speaker Events, Attending Guest Speaker Events, Creating Educational Materials,

    PM&R SIG shall pursue the following objectives:

    1. Encourage active volunteerism among students to engage in activities and projects that promote continued exposure to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    2. Organize events, workshops, and awareness campaigns to raise awareness on how to get involved with the specialty field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    3. Collaborate with other organizations, local institutions, and charities to maximize the impact of our efforts

    Meeting Location

    On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Cherry Jenny Jaimes Gonzalez (jjjaimes@utmb.edu)
    • President – Rachel Lopes (ralopes@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Caitlin Aguirre (craguirr@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Amy Patel (amhpatel@utmb.edu)
    • Social Chair – Zaid Almubaid (zaalmuba@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Cherubina Rubannelsonkumar (csrubann@utmb.edu)

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

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    PRSIG aims to: i. Provide education in the practices of plastic & reconstructive surgery. ii. Encourage interest and excitement for the field of plastic & reconstructive surgery. iii. Promote mentorship and camaraderie between medical students and plastic and reconstructive surgery faculty/residents at UTMB. iv. Enrich the education of medical students through hands-on experiences and interactive lectures. v. Provide research, volunteer, and shadowing opportunities for medical students interested in the field of plastic & reconstructive surgery.

    "

    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions
    • Volunteering
    • Other

    All of these activities are important to the student members' education, training, & future careers, as well as to supporting UTMB's Division of Plastic Surgery and organizations outside UTMB in the Plastic Surgery arena.

    PRSIG's activities are diverse and ever-changing depending on the current members' interests & needs, and depending on the changes in the field of Plastics.

    PRSIG's above Statement of Purpose details all of the varied activities.

    Please let us know if you need any more details. As requested, we will be completing the events form for our various in-person events.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus, Off-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Other


    Officer Board

    • President – Parul Rai (parai@utmb.edu)
    • President – Jasmine Chaij (jmchaij@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Christina Crandall (ckcranda@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Ryan Nguyen (rcnguyen@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Danielle Rogan (derogan@utmb.edu)
    • Research Coordinator – Lexi Alexis Lakatta (aclakatt@utmb.edu)
    • Shadowing Coordinator – Amy Wang (amywang@utmb.edu)
    • Service Chair – Chris Richter (cgrichte@utmb.edu)
    • Events Chair – JP Jean Pierre Durand (jfdurand@utmb.edu)
    • Communications Chair – Abbas Karim (aakarim@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Abigail ForbesDivision of Plastic Surgery - Department of Surgery - (aaforbes@utmb.edu )

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  • Simulation Society at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Professional Social


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The goal of Simulation Society at UTMB is to encourage excitement and interest for the emergency care of patients by providing hands-on experiences and interactive lectures to our members.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Hosting Presentation Practice Sessions

    We host practice session using the simulation center at UTMB to give students hands-on practice at how to manage various emergency situations. This helps teach students how to think on their feet and how to evaluate situations in a high-pressure setting.


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • Junior Co-President – Gabe Gabriel Rivera (gjrivera@utmb.edu)
    • Educational Co-Chair – Angel renteria (anrenter@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Stanley Troung (Sttroung@utmb.edu)
    • Social Chair – Emily Kim (emmkim@utmb.edu)
    • Educational Co-Chair – Delayne Coleman (decolma@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Connor June (cajune@utmb.edu)
    • Senior Co-President – Levi Saucedo (lesauced@utmb.edu)

  • Student Interest Group for Neurology

    Organization Type

    Professional Service Social


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    To provide a welcoming space where students interested in neurology/neurosurgery/neuroscience and related specialties can learn more about these fields while engaging in volunteer, research, networking, and other opportunities that enrich their medical school experience.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Volunteering

    Choosing a specialty is an important decision that medical students must make, and it's a decision that shouldn't solely be based on what's read in a textbook or what's observed on rounds. By hosting and participating in neurology/neuroscience-related volunteering events, hearing the breadth of experiences of experts in the field, and fostering a passion for neuroscience, we believe that our members will be well-equipped to decide if neurology and related specialties is right for them. Moreover, we want our members to have fun with all-things-neuro and we are excited to get this group back up and running!


    Meeting Location

    On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Garett Ozmer (glozmer@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Helen Onuorah (hoonuora@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Varesh Gorabi (vagorabi@utmb.edu)
    • Volunteer Coordinator – Karina Chowdhury (kachowdh@utmb.edu)
    • Events Coordinator – Adam Husain (adhusain@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Elena ShaninaNeurology - (elshanin@utmb.edu)
  • Student National Medical Association at UTMB

    Organization Type

    Professional Service Cultural


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The 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.

    The Student National Medical Association Chapter here at UTMB actively implements local, regional, and national activities and protocols. As a historically Black organization, many of our programs are geared toward improving the health needs of communities of color and underserved populations. SNMA is dedicated to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and continuously aims to increase the number of African American, Latino and other students of color entering and completing medical school. Throughout the years, the SNMA chapter at UTMB continues to host many campus and non-campus wide events, various workshops, and meetings that address the pressing topics of today to engage our community and achieve our national goals.


    Activities

    • Attending Conferences
    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Hosting an SGA Sponsored Event
    • Volunteering

    Community engagement volunteering such as hosting workshops at various high schools and creating health booth pop-ups throughout the community, as well as networking events, mentorship programs, annual Discover Medicine for pre-medical students, annual TGIT events, annual Faculty Brunch, various fundraiser events such as fall and spring candy-grams, beach and game night socials, 4th year farewell banquet, Gross Anatomy and Radiology tutoring reviews and more are important because it fosters a sense of community amongst students and presents opportunities to serve the community and develop leadership skills.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Bi-Weekly (Every Other Week)


    Officer Board

    • President – Linda Ugonne Etufugh (uletufug@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Oge Delayne Coleman (decolema@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Adaobi Adannaya Ihediwa (acihediw@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Bethel Desta (bddesta@utmb.edu)
    • Fundraising Chair – Michel Adeniran (miadenir@utmb.edu)
    • Academic Development Chair – Amani Patterson (arpatter@utmb.edu)
    • Academic Development Chair – Mbinui Ghogomu (mbghogom@utmb.edu)
    • HPLA Chair – Ogechukwu Anwaegbu (oganwaeg@utmb.edu)
    • MAPS Coordinator – Raven Harding (rchardin@utmb.edu)
    • Public Relations & Social Media Chair – Laneisha Hale (lrhale@utmb.edu)
    • Community Service Chair - Community Initiative – Gengi Kleto (gekleto@utmb.edu)
    • Events Chair – Ashley Dike (aadike@utmb.edu)
    • Event Chair – Nangah Tabukum (nntabuku@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Kevin McKinneyInternal Med-Endocrinology - (khmckinn@utmb.edu)
  • Student Psychiatry Organization

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    Educate medical students on the details of psychiatry as a field, as well as raise awareness of mental health at large.


    Activities

    • Hosting Donation Drives
    • Participating in Donation Drives
    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials
    • Volunteering

    Clothing drives for inpatient psychiatry patients.

    Tabling booths at the county fair, mental health awareness week, Student Life Community Fair, St. Vincents Health Fair.

    Guest Speaker events focused on different aspects of psychiatry and the psychiatry application process.

    Creating/disseminating material on mental health resources for current UTMB students.

    Volunteering at various community outreach programs/events.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus,


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month),


    Officer Board

    • President – Devon Jacob (djjacob@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Caroline Nguyen (caqnguye@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Henry Lyons (hblyons@utmb.edu)
    • Social Director – Veronica Hernandez (velherna@utmb.edu)
    • Community Director – Candice Do (cado@utmb.edu)
    • Social Media Director – Adannaya Ihediwa (acihediw@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Chance Winters (cpwinter@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Cindy WiggUTMB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - (cwigg@utmb.edu )

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  • Women In Anesthesiology Medical Students

    Organization Type

    Professional


    Membership Style

    BySchool


    Mission Statement

    The purpose of Women in Anesthesiology is to promote and uphold the commitment to the professional and personal development of current and future women anesthesiologists. We support the recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction of women in anesthesiology, promoting a culture of inclusivity and diversity.


    Activities

    • Tabling Booths at Events
    • Hosting Guest Speaker Events
    • Attending Guest Speaker Events
    • Hosting Student Organization Fundraisers
    • Creating Educational Materials

    Through participating in educational activities, our goal is to teach medical students about diversity in the field of anesthesiology and promote the job satisfaction of women in anesthesiology.


    Meeting Location

    Virtually, On-Campus


    Meeting Frequency

    Monthly (Once a Month)


    Officer Board

    • President – Caitlyn Vilas (clvilas@utmb.edu)
    • Vice President – Mbinui Ghogomu (mbghogom@utmb.edu)
    • Secretary – Maddie Clewis (mcclewis@utmb.edu)
    • Event Coordinator – Katherine O'Neill (kgoneill@utmb.edu)
    • Treasurer – Courtney Mack (comack@utmb.edu)
    • Marketing Chair – Liliana Pellegrini (lipelleg@utmb.edu)
    • Academic Research Chair – Emily Kim (emkim@utmb.edu)
    • National Society Liason – Benita Lalani (balalani@utmb.edu)
    • PreMedical Coordinator – Kelli Gilliam (kegillia@utmb.edu)

    Faculty Advisor(s)

    • Alexis McQuittyDepartment of Anesthesiology - (almcquit@utmb.edu)

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