Student Organizations

Type: Professional

Membership: By Profession - Physical Therapy

Mission Statement: AOSMSPT will provide unique service opportunities and sports physical therapy experience to studentsl as well as facilitate professional relationships with local sports physical therapy clinicians and to serve the community with acquired experience/skills.

Activities: 
- Sideline Sports coverage
- Interprofessional lectures involving different topics related to the fields of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
- Volunteer outreach services to local high school and and outpatient physical therapy clinics
- Community outreach at various sporting events in the Greater Houston Area

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Organization Website: AOSMSPT Facebook

Type: Religious

Membership: SOM - Physician Assistants

Mission Statement: FCPA is a chapter of the organization Christian Medical and Dental Association which exists to provide support, advice, fellowship, and a place to strengthen members’ faith amongst physician assistant students.

Activities: Bible studies, retreats, fundraisers, and social service projects

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Organization Facebook:  FCPA Facebook
Organization Email: fcpautmb@gmail.com

Type: Service

Membership: By Profession - CLS

Mission Statement: The objects of this society are to develop a spirit of cooperation and unity among students entering any of the fields encompassed by medical laboratory science; to stimulate a higher ideal for scholastic effort, to encourage research, and to develop the professional character of the work itself; to interest other students in these fields; to determine and make known the requirements of hospitals and other institutions offering approved testing; and to become better acquainted with medical biology and the professionals in the field to achieve mutually beneficial discussions and associations.

Activities: Fundraisers, Volunteer services, Phlebotomy workshops, Bake Sales

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Julie Soder, Clinical Laboratory Sciences (jksoder@utmb.edu

Type: Social

Membership:  By Profession - MD/PhD Students

Mission Statement: The MD-PhD Student Organization organizes social events to build rapport between MD-PhD students as well as associated faculty.

Activities: Welcome events for new students; dinners with faculty; yearly retreat; monthly gatherings to discuss research progress, troubleshoot obstacles, and discuss career options

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Type: Professional

Membership: By Profession - Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Students

Mission Statement: PTSO is an educational organization founded to represent and promote the students enrolled in graduate studies in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Activities: General meetings, scientific outreach, socials, student symposium, visiting speaker seminars

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Noelle Anastasio, Pharmacology and Toxicology (ncanasta@utmb.edu)

Type: Professional

Membership: By Profession - PA

Mission Statement: The purpose of the student society shall be to serve as the official organization for the students of the UTMB Physician Assistant Program, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team.

Activities: Promote the Physician Assistant profession, coordinate social events & fundraising events, support the local community through volunteerism, complete community service projects, and support students in the UTMB Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Marci Contreras, Physician Assistant Studies (mrcontre@utmb.edu)

Type: Honorary

Membership: By Profession - OT

Mission Statement: Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) is a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. Its mission is to promote research and scholarship among occupational therapy students. PTE recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in accredited educational programs across the United States.

Activities: Scholarly projects, fundraising, and community service.

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Organization Website: Pi Theta Epsilon

Type: Service, Professional

Membership: By Profession - OT & PT

Mission Statement: Project Play is an inter-professional rehabilitation services organization focused on giving students an opportunity to increase play and physical activity in the pediatric population and explore the role of play in healthcare through volunteer efforts in a variety of settings, participation in community events, and education to parents and caregivers.

Activities: Volunteering at the Pediatric inpatient unit, community service events for the pediatric population throughout Galveston and the surrounding areas, mentorship opportunities through Rosenberg elementary, And exposure to guest speakers within the field of pediatrics.

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Organization Email: projectplayUTMB@gmail.com 
Organization Website: Project Play Facebook

Type: Service

Membership: By Profession - Occupational Therapy 

Mission Statement: St. Vincent's Occupational Therapy Clinic is designed to promote health, wellbeing, independence, and engagement in meaningful occupations in the underserved population of Galveston, TX.

Activities: Participating in fundraising efforts to support clinic operations; treat clients in a non-profit setting.

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Type: Service, Social, Professional

Membership: By Profession - OT

Mission Statement: The purpose of the organization is to serve as an extension of the cohort to foster the personal and professional development of occupational therapy students, encourage community service and educational excellence, and advocate for students and professional issues. SOTA acts as a liaison with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) as well as other professional organizations on UTMB's campus.

Activities:

  • Various fundraising events in and around campus

  • Social gatherings to promote camaraderie among our peers within and without our program

  • Participation in community service events with UTMB and throughout the Galveston community

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Organization Website: SOTA Facebook

Type: Service, Social, Professional

Membership: By Profession - CLS

Mission Statement: The purpose of the organization is to provide the framework in which to perform while in the program. The sub-objective within this framework is to help formulate academic achievement and clinical excellence in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences’ student by involving the student in educational process while establishing the CLS student as a competent health professional.

Activities: Activities in SOCLS includes community service/service projects around Galveston/Houston area, social events, and fundraising for our annual trip to the Texas Association of Clinical Laboratory Science (TACLS).

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Janet Enderle, Clinical Laboratory Sciences (jlenderl@utmb.edu)
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