Student Organizations

Type: Service, Social, Cultural, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Allies in Health is an organization dedicated to educating faculty, students and staff about topics of sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, romantic orientation and other LGBTQI+ health care topics. We spread awareness on LGBTQI+ issues and promote a more inclusive environment for faculty, students, staff and patients at UTMB. We host specialized trainings in LGBTQI+ inclusive healthcare as well as community and social events.

Activities: Trainings in LGBTQI+ inclusive care, special topic lectures, Pride activities, community events, socials, and Diversi-Tees.

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Organization Website: Allies in Health Facebook

Type: Cultural, Professional, Service, Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: This Organization shall be guided by the following general principles:

● To promote the dissemination of information relative to Asian Pacific American issues in the field of medical education;

● To explore and possibly resolve the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to Asian Pacific American medical students and physicians;

● To provide opportunities for Asian Pacific American medical students to give back to their community through service.

● To represent Asian Pacific Americans as a group within the health care community at the University of Texas Medical Branch

● To be a resource for information on matters related to Asian Pacific Americans

Activities: Community engagement, raising awareness on health disparities, fundraisers, Faculty-Student mentoring, high school outreach, health fair, and cultural celebrations

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Organization Website: APAMSA Facebook Group

Type: Sport, Social, Cultural

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Play chess. Relax and exercise our minds simultaneously. We meet periodically to play chess and encourage interdisciplinary unity.

Activities: Chess tournaments, Chess lessons, Chess therapy

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  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Ben Raimer, UTMB President Ad Interim  (
Organization Website: Check Mates Facebook Group

Type: Professional, Service, Cultural, Social

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Latino Medical Student Association at UTMB is committed to recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in medicine. We strive to develop leadership opportunities by mentorship, volunteerism, and advocating for the community as well as social events throughout the year.

Activities: META Grab Bag, General Body Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities, Social Events, Hispanic Heritage Month

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  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Norma Perez, Hispanic Center of Excellence (

Organization Website: LMSA Facebook

Type: Religious, Cultural, Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to provide a platform for people who associate with Islam as their religion an opportunity to practice their beliefs and engage in service together, as a community.

Activities: Weekly Friday sermons and prayers

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Organization Website: MMA Facebook

Type: Social,Cultural

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Pan-African Student Society is an organization that seeks to spread information about the rich culture of the many African nations and groups by hosting events that celebrate said culture. We also aim to establish camaraderie among member and improve the broader Galveston community by hosting social and service events.

Activities: Social events, Volunteer events, Educational events, and Fundraising events

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Organization Website: PASS Facebook

Type: Social, Cultural

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of Part Time Poets is to recognize, celebrate, and share beauty and creativity. We believe that medicine should not only provide mechanical and physiological realignment but also encourage and prolong wellbeing within one’s self and others – we believe that poetry can foster this.

It is valuable to focus time and energy on the beauty that we seek to share. Part Time Poets dedicates itself to reflection on a specific facet of beauty, namely human literary creativity. We seek to periodically meet to collectively share in and explore the art of science and medicine through creative and poetic expression.

Finally, this organization desires to practice what we preach by finding creative and meaningful ways to share with UTMB and the community.


  1. Periodical meetings to create, share, and reflect on the beauty in poetry.
  2. Attending and sharing at Galveston’s poetry nights (Proletariat on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month)
  3. Supporting and working together with the “Art in Healthcare” student organization
  4. Encouraging submission of exceptional poetry for publication

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Organization Website: Part Time Poets Facebook

Type: Cultural

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Professionals Advocating for Cultural Excellence (P.A.C.E.) is a student organization at University of Texas - Medical Branch aspiring to build an interprofessional community to foster diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to unify and educate future healthcare professionals through interactive, on-campus engagement and community outreach to promote cultural awareness.


  • Organize events and social gatherings that promote diversity on campus

  • Provide multicultural, interprofessional fellowship among students/faculty

  • Provide volunteer outreach services to underrepresented communities

  • Offer a safe space for minorities in healthcare to have their voices heard

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Website: PACE Facebook Page

Type: Professional, Cultural, Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to provide educational support to students at UTMB who wish to broaden their medical Spanish background and overall Hispanic cultural humility.


  • Workshops on Spanish clinical language skills
  • Service opportunities at St. Vincent's
  • Conversation Hours
  • Guest Speakers

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Type: Cultural, Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: To share the south asian culture with the rest of UTMB, and provide young healthcare professionals a medium to express their culture and enjoy their heritage.

Activities: Movie nights, Diwali, Holi

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Organization Website: SAMSA Facebook
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