Organizations On Campus

Click on the organizations below to learn more about their mission, membership, officers, and more! You can view organizations by membership or type by using the links in the column on the right.

Student Organizations

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Alliance in Internal Medicine (AIM) at UTMB is student organization dedicated to promoting the exciting specialty of internal medicine and facilitating students informed decision to pursue it as a career.

Activities: Our monthly meetings are designed to expose students to valuable information and contacts to further explore the field and get involved on local, regional, and national levels. We plan to host an EKG workshop, phlebotomy workshop, guest speakers at meetings, and an internal medicine match panel.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: aim.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: AIM Facebook Group

Type: Service, Social, Cultural, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Allies in Medicine 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.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: alliesinmedicine@gmail.com
Organization Website: Allies in Medicine Facebook

Type: Professional 

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The purpose of AANS is to provide an outlet for professional exploration to medical students with an interest in neurosurgery. This includes, but is not limited to, providing valuable networking opportunities, mentorships for involved neurosurgery faculty, research opportunities, meeting participation, leadership opportunities, and educational opportunities. 

Activities: Informative sessions on the field of neurosurgery from faculty and residents; Exploring research topics in the field of neurosurgery

Officer Board:



Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The purpose of AMA is to give students an opportunity to participate in policy making/writing and learning how to better voice concerns and advocate for change in medical education and the future of healthcare. Students will have opportunities for leadership and to interact with other medical students across the country.

Activities: Resolution writing, semester brown bag lunches, community service events, conference opportunities, and interacting with Texas government officials.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Ben Raimer, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs (bgraimer@utmb.edu

Organization Website: AMA/TMA Facebook

Type: Service, Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.

Activities: Volunteering at RCC, Volunteering at UTMB events, Big/Little Program with 1st years, Housing for Interviewees, Hosting speakers for the organization

Officer Board:


Organization Email: 
amwautmb@gmail.com

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: 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

Activities: Monthly talks given by residents and faculty along with practical workshops that exemplify skills used in Anesthesiology.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: melhamil@utmb.edu
Organization Website: AIG Facebook

Type: Social, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Exploring perspectives in literature and the arts with the purpose to expand empathy, broaden understanding of the human condition, and build meaningful connections with peers.

Activities: 

- Monthly book club meetings led by the club officers.
- Community student panel where students answer questions from the community regarding health care and medical ethics.
-Group members will discuss the best way of involving the community and service projects into our club.
- Community service activity details to be determined each semester by club members.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Jerome Crowder , Institute for the Medical Humanities (jw.crowder@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: byob.utmb@gmail.com

Type: Service, Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery Club at UTMB seeks to provide UTMB students with a greater understanding of the fields of cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology and a greater appreciation for the skills and requirements of the specialties.

Activities: The club holds monthly meetings and provides students with numerous activities for volunteer, OR shadowing, workshops, and access to the robotics simulation lab.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: cardio.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery Club

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The goal of this organization is to expose students to the career opportunities available to them as well as offering them the skills they need to make the most of their professional lives.

Activities: Hosting workshops and seminars for the benefit of students. Monthly meetings to plan future events and identify needs of the students at UTMB.

Officer Board:

Organization Website: Committee for Career Development

Type: Professional, Social

Membership: By School - SON

Mission Statement: To provide students that are interested in critical care an opportunity to come together and learn more about the field through volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, local conferences, and charity events.

Activities: Volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, local conferences, and charity events

Officer Board:

Organization Email: CCCUTMB16@gmail.com

Organization Website: CCC Facebook


Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) at UTMB is a student organization which recognizes dermatology as a broad, interesting, and challenging area of medicine. The missions of DIG @ UTMB are to:

  • Encourage medical student interest in dermatology
  • Increase exposure of medical students to dermatology
  • Foster a sense of collegiality among students interested in dermatology
  • Help students find mentors within the field of dermatology
  • Provide information for students interested in skin research
  • Inform students about dermatology events at UTMB, locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Promote attendance at national and regional dermatology conferences
  • Teach people in the Galveston community about preventive measures to protect against skin diseases
  • Create and disperse an electronic newsletter which will form a cohesive link between students, faculty, residents, and alumni, and to disperse information regarding opportunities in research, experience, and volunteerism within dermatology

Activities: Bake sale, Teaching kids about UV protection, Fundraising and raising awareness about melanoma

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Interest Group is to promote all fields of radiology and intervention, make aware of the imperative nature of radiology in medicine, and allow for student/faculty collaboration.

Activities: The DIRIG will create shadowing opportunities for students, allow research opportunities with faculty/fellows/residents, meet on a monthly basis with guest speakers, and continually provide learning opportunities for students interested in radiology.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: irigutmb@gmail.com

Organization Website: IRIG Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) at UTMB is student organization dedicated to promoting the exciting speciality of emergency medicine and facilitating students informed decision to pursue it as a career. Our monthly meetings are designed to expose students to valuable information and contacts to further explore the field and get involved on local, regional, and national levels.

Activities: Our Clinical Experiences Committee develops and maintains opportunities for members to explore EM tangibly through a unique mentoring/shadowing program and skills workshops, like laceration repair and airway management. Our organization will also host special guest speakers such as resident program directors.

Officer Board:


Organization Email: 
emig.utmb@gmail.com

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Family Medicine Interest Group is dedicated to encouraging students to learn more about Family Medicine and providing support for those interested in Family Medicine as a career choice.

Activities: FMIG will do speaker series, workshops, and volunteer events.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: fmigutmb@gmail.com

Organization Website: Family Medicine Interest Group Facebook

Type: Professional     

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Frontera de Salud is dedicated to bringing healthcare to the underserved.

Activities: Monthly meetings or events (such as workshops, volunteer opportunities, or socials). 2 trips (public health and medical mission) out to Presidio Texas each year for a subset of members who applied to go and were chosen.

Officer Board:

 

Organization Email: fronteradesalud@gmail.com

Organization Website: Frontera De Salud Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Gastroenterology Student Society (GSS) is a new organization on campus whose goal is to provide students the opportunity to explore the field of gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery through panel discussions with specialists, direct clinical exposure, workshops, as well as community service projects.

Activities: We are interested in hosting an endoscopy workshop, guest speakers at each meeting, and providing shadowing opportunities.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: gss.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: GSS Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is to foster an environment for collaboration between various Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences programs and to encourage professional development through seminars and events.

Activities: Thanksgiving food drive, GSO Crawfish Boil, new GSO student welcome gatherings

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of this group is to expose medical, graduate, and allied health students at UTMB to the clinical, research and epidemiological opportunities that the field of infectious disease offers.

Activities: The activities of the group will fall under three broad categories which include guest speaker presentations, student research presentations, and recreational activities. The guest speakers will include, but are not limited to, physicians, researchers and social scientists. The research will include both novel research and journal presentations. The social aspect will center around movies related to infectious disease and informal get-togethers.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Marjan Afrouzian, Department of Pathology (mpryan@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: utmb.idig@utmb.edu

Organization Website: Infectious Disease Interest Group Facebook

Type: Social, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Uncovering needs, imaginatively designing, and effectively implementing, we seek to dramatically improve healthcare through biodesign and research.

Activities: Clinical challenges, Research

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Stanley J. Watowich, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (watowich@xray.utmb.edu)

Type: Service, Fraternal, Social, Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: Kappa Chi Delta was founded in 2015 to create a support system for women in which we can encourage one another throughout our medical careers. With monthly meetings and mentorship, you'll be sure to have support that ensures a comprehensive medical school experience. Our four founding pillars are service, scholarship, sisterhood and leadership.

Activities: Service will include community outreach programs, with opportunities to give back. Scholarship will provide you with educational resources, mentorship, and organized study groups to ease the transition to medical school. Sisterhood offers an opportunity to meet and grow friendships with like-minded women creating a strong support group.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Melissa DeFilippis, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (msdefili@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: utmb.kappachi@gmail.com
Organization Website: Kappa Chi Facebook

Type: Service, Professional

Membership: By School - SON

Mission Statement: The Kids Club is an organization for the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch, which will encourage nursing students to come together who have a calling for pediatrics! This club will be devoted to embracing students’ passion by furthering their pediatric knowledge through educational and volunteering opportunities.

Activities: We will be holding fundraising throughout the year for The Sunshine Kids of Houston and other organizations. The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization committed to providing a variety of programs and event for kids to attend who are receiving cancer treatments in and outside Houston hospital and all over the country. We will conduct fundraising events at least once a month to raise money for the different non-profit organizations like The Sunshine Kids that fuel our passion for helping others.

We will also have other "pop-up" volunteer opportunities such as VBS with local churches, partnering with Jennie Sealy Hospital for pediatric floor visits, and bringing in guest speakers to educate club members about the pediatric nursing profession.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: thekidsclub.utmb@gmail.com

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: To provide a community of guidance, support, and collegiality for students interested in microbiology & immunology, as well as foster a bridge among students, faculty, and administration from within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Activities: Faculty vs. Student Softball Game, MISO Mixer

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Lynn Soong, Microbiology and Immunology (lysoong@utmb.edu)

Type: Social, Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: Gain exposure of new innovative surgeries and provide information about the various surgical specialties that utilize minimally invasive techniques to medical students; Provide “hands-on” experiences in minimally invasive surgery; and socialize with students that have similar interests while creating networking opportunities.

Activities: Monthly meetings, social events, and volunteer opportunities.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Aakash Gajjar, Colon and Rectal Surgery (aagajjar@utmb.edu)


Organization Email: 
miscutmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/MISCUTMB/

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: OGSS is a recently formed interest group whose services extend beyond the School of Medicine to benefit students in other health disciplines such as Physician's Assistant School and Nursing School. We intend to assist and mentor present and future UTMB students interested in OB-Gyn. OGSS connects members with this specialty-specific speakers and opportunities. OGSS executes skill workshops for students across various schools along with other interprofessional events.

Activities: 

-Member meetings

-Connection with mentors in Ob-Gyn

-Specialty-specific skill workshops

- Volunteering events

Officer Board:

Organization Email: obgynstudentsociety@gmail.com

Organization Website: OGSS Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: 

The purpose of this organization is to get different schools of UTMB together who share the interest in working in the field of oncology in the future. Our meetings consist of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc. who already work with oncology patients, telling us about their on the job experiences and answering our questions about how to get to where they are in their careers today.

Activities: Relay For Life, Castaway Cancer, MD Anderson And UTMB Blood Drives, Fundraisers with other clubs that are apart of the School of Nursing

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor –Dr. Sandra Hatch, Radiation Oncology (shatch@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: 
oig.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: Oncology Interest Group Facebook Page

Type: Professional     

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Ophthalmology Student Organization (OSO) at UTMB is to provide students with an interest in ophthalmology access to faculty and residents for purposes of networking, research, shadowing, workshops, and deciding if a career in ophthalmology is right for them. Guidance, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities such as St. Vincent's will be provided to members.

Activities: Meetings, mentorship, volunteer outreach

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The purpose to to help students interested in Orthopedics receive information regarding matching into orthopedics, research opportunities, and opportunities to interact with residents/faculty in the program here at UTMB.

Activities: We will have panel meetings with faculty and residents as well as opportunities to get involved with orthopedic research.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Kathryn Gwinn, Orthopedic Surgery (kgwinn@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: oss.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: Orthopedic Student Society Facebook Page

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: OIG works to further member's knowledge of Otolaryngology.

Activities: Community service events, meetings, and social events

Officer Board:

Organization Website: OIG Facebook

Type: Social, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Pan-African Student Society strives to build a network of students across the African diaspora and serve as a source to educate other students about our culture. 

Activities: Afrofest, Auction, Crushgram, Dinner w/ Faculty Advisor

Officer Board:

Organization Email: pass2k1718@outlook.com

Type: Professional, Social

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: Pathology Association for Students is a club for any medical student at UTMB interested in leaning more about the field of pathology.

Activities: UTMB Pathology Tour, Post-match talk

Officer Board:

Type: Service, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Pediatric Student Association is a student organization that seeks to provide educational and service opportunities to medical students and other students in health professions who are interested in pediatrics. In addition, the Pediatric Student Association strives to provide an opportunity for professional interaction between pediatric faculty and students at UTMB.

Activities: Volunteering in pediatric unit, pediatric resident mentors, interprofessional panel

Officer Board:

Organization Email: utmbpsa@gmail.com

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: To raise awareness and stimulate interest in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation; To connect students with doctors in physiatry; To provide opportunities for workshops and volunteerism; To ultimately increase exposure to this rapidly growing field of medicine.

Activities: Monthly meetings hosting professionals in the field, workshops involving activities that PM&R physicians would perform, and volunteer opportunities related to physiatry

Officer Board:

Organization Email: pmrsig.utmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: PM&R SIG Facebook

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 – Dr. Elisabeth Shell, Physician Assistant Studies Program (ejshell@utmb.edu)

Type: Service, Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) at UTMB aims to create a culture of humanitarian concern and awareness in the medical community. Through investigation and dialogue, this organization hopes to engage future physicians in the intersection between health and human rights from both a local and global perspective.

Activities: Educational Forums/Speaker Series and Community Service

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Arlene Macdonald, The Institute for the Medical Humanities (almacdon@utmb.edu)
  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Hani Serag, Pediatrics (haserag@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: PHRatUTMB@gmail.com

Type: Professional

Membership: University

Mission Statement: 

The purpose of the organization is to promote a peer-reviewed literature-based discussion of potential health benefits and detriments of a whole foods, plant-based diet among the UTMB community.  We aim to achieve this through critical analysis of the existing body of knowledge, hosting talks by scientists and physicians recognized in the field, and raising awareness of the effects of diet on initiation and progression of chronic diseases, as well as exacerbation of existing conditions.  

Activities: 

  • Critical analysis and presentation of peer-reviewed literature regarding health effects of various diets with an emphasis on whole foods, plant-based diet:
    1. Proving the overview of the current nutritional guidelines and historical context for currently accepted and previously rejected nutritional guidelines.
    2. Keeping members informed on the latest research pertinent to the whole foods, plant-based diet.
  • Hosting talks by distinguished scientists and physicians in the field, while facilitating open discussion of the topic.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Owen Bryan Holland, Internal Medicine - Division of Endocrinology (obhollan@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: plantpowereddialogues@gmail.com

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group allows medical students to be exposed to plastic surgery and become more involved in the Plastic Surgery Department. Monthly meetings with faculty and residents, as well as volunteer and social events, allow students to be introduced to plastic surgery and meet members of the plastic surgery team here at UTMB. 

Activities: Monthly meetings, suture workshops, volunteer events

Officer Board:

Organization Email: prsigutmbgalveston@gmail.com

Type: Professional     

Membership: By School - SHP

Mission Statement: The mission of the Respiratory Care Student Association (RCSA) is to promote awareness of the respiratory therapy profession, participate in educational activities, and raise funds to support goals of advancing the education of students. A further mission of RCSA is to provide an environment that is friendly and supportive to its current and prospective students.

Activities: Monthly fundraising events and travel to national/state conventions for respiratory therapy.

Officer Board:

Type: Professional     

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Right to Life Advocates will serve to unite and support all U.T.M.B. students, faculty, and staff, regardless of religious or political differences, in activities that promote and defend the sanctity of all innocent human life and the inalienable human right to live.

Activities: Hosting luncheon meetings with invited guest speakers + hosting fundraisers for local-area pregnancy centers + engaging students in dialogue about pro-life issues and ethical dilemmas related to defending the sanctity of life.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Patrick Roughneen, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ptroughn@utmb.edu)

 

Organization Email: right2lifeadvo@gmail.com

Organization Website: Right to Life Advocates Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: University- Wide

Mission Statement: The Society is an educational association, whose objectives are to provide education in the practices of emergency room staff, to encourage interest and excitement for the emergency care of patients to promote mentorship and camaraderie between students at UTMB, to enrich the educational experience of students through hands-on experiences and interactive lectures and to participate in emergency simulation competitions as they arise in order to promote professionalism and team-building skills among members.

Activities: Regular meetings, skills workshops, simulation competitions, etc

Officer Board:

Organization Email: simsocietyutmb@gmail.com

Organization Website: Simulation Society Facebook

Type: Professional, Service

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Society for Neuroscience Galveston Chapter shall be for educational and scientific purposes. A) to advance the understanding of nervous system, including the part the nervous system plays in determining behavior, by bringing together scientists of various backgrounds and by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization; B) to promote education in the neurosciences; and C) to inform the general public of the results and implications of current research in this area.

Activities: Brain Fair each semester. Local community presentations and events, educational events in Shriner's Hospital.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: sfngalveston@gmail.com
Organization Website: sfngalveston.org

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The Organization is an educational association, which exists to foster the collaboration, development, and growth of graduate and medical students enrolled in the Graduate Program in Human Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine (HPTM) and the School of Medicine Translational Research Track (SOM TRT) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). The organization shall serve to disseminate pertinent information among the membership and to further the interests of the membership by promoting participation in the University affairs as well as translational research outreach in the community.

Activities: Activities shall include, but are not limited to, inviting guest speakers, honoring program students, assisting in HPTM program faculty in orientation and recruitment, and mentoring junior students.

Officer Board:

Type: Professional, Social     

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: The UTMB Society for Cell Biology includes all current Cell Biology graduate students and serves as a network of support and camaraderie throughout the program.

Activities: 

1. Arrange monthly Journal Clubs

2. Organize Cell Biology graduate program welcome event

3. Host student Work shop

4. Organizing annual cell biology student symposium

5. Organize annual Mason Guest Lecture

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Pomila Singh, Neuroscience and Cell Biology (posingh@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: scb.utmb@gmail.com

Organization Website: Society for Cell Biology

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: SMI is an educational student organization with the goal of providing educational opportunities to learn more about Sports Medicine practice and volunteer opportunities at athletic events within the community.

Activities: Monthly meetings with speakers in the field, volunteer opportunities at athletic events, and various workshops for student members.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: amwautmb@gmail.com
Organization Website: SMI Facebook

Type: Service

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Student Advocates for Mental Health is an inter-professional, inter-specialty group which seeks to promote volunteer service to communities suffering from mental illness within the Galveston and Houston area.

Activities: Meetings among members and officers, Community service/volunteer work in Galveston and Houston

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to share the principals of healing with Interprofessional students studying at UTMB.

Activities: Presentations on topic related to healing.

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: A national organization that provides opportunities to participate in clinical, research, and service activities in neurology and increases the medical student's neurologic knowledge.

Activities: Monthly speakers from the field of neurology at a lunch meeting.

Officer Board:

Organization Website: SIGN Facebook

Type: Professional, Service

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: 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.

Activities: Faculty Brunch, Mock Anatomy Lab Exam, Kaplan and Firecracker Events, Black History Month TGIT, Networking Events, Community Service Projects

 Officer Board:

Organization Email: utmedicalbranch@snma.org
Organization Website: SNMA Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SON

Mission Statement: Student Nurses Association promotes and represents ethical practices pertaining to nursing; we hold the highest integrity to represent our chapter academically and professionally in order to grow into strong advocates for the health care profession.

Activities: 

1. Have direct input into standards of nursing education and influence the education process.

2. Influence health care, nursing education and practice through legislative activities as appropriate.

3. Promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities towards improved health care and the resolution of related social issues.

4. Represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions, and other organizations.

5. Promote and encourage students’ participation in interdisciplinary activities.

6. Promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of person’s race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age, or economic status.

7. Promote and encourage collaborative relationships with nursing and related health organizations.

 

Officer Board:

 

Organization Email: theutmbsna@gmail.com

Organization Website: SNA Facebook

Type: Service, Social, Professional

Membership: By Profession - OT

Mission Statement: The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is an educational, professional, and social organization that promotes occupational therapy through education, service, and fundraising throughout the community. 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

Officer Board:

Organization Email: utmbsota@gmail.com

Organization Website: SOTA Facebook

Type: Service, Social, Professional

Membership: By Profession - CLS

Mission Statement: To formulate academic achievement and clinical excellence in the student body of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program.

Activities: Fundraisers, general meetings, local volunteering events

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: By Profession - DPT

Mission Statement: SPTA is an educational organization that will work together to volunteer our time to the community, take part in continuing education opportunities outside the classroom, represent our physical therapy profession, and act with honor, integrity, and respect in all our endeavors.

Activities: Organize and hold activities for the physical therapy class, fundraiser for a charity of the classes choosing, organize and hold volunteer opportunities for the physical therapy class to give back to the community.

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Student Psychiatry Organization at UTMB is an interest group for students looking to find out what the field of psychiatry is about. We welcome all students who want to establish connections with practicing and future psychiatrists, give back to the community through service, and discuss the current state psychiatry is in and what the future holds with their fellow peers.

Activities: 
Meetings - Typically every other month for members to learn about the different aspects of psychiatry from various practicing psychiatrists

Community Service events - events that typically involve mental health awareness

Psych Movie Nights - mostly for recreational purposes; usually every other month, students will watch a movie along with practicing psychiatrists and break down the myths of mental health as shown by these movies

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Cindy Wiggs, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (cwigg@utmb.edu)

Organization Website: SPO Facebook


Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: This organization aims to provide students with exposure to the field of general surgery as well as the ability to have mentors during their medical school career.

Activities: Monthly meetings, social events, volunteer activities.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: utmb.sss@gmail.com
Organization Website: Student Surgical Society Facebook

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: Representing the interests and concerns for students in the Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH), with the hope of making the group an active presence on campus.

Activities: Providing travel funds for IMH students, workshops and social activities.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Arlene MacDonald, Institute for the Medical Humanities ( almacdon@utmb.edu)

Type: Professional, Service

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: 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.

Activities: Meetings and Community Service Projects

Officer Board:

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Purpose of this organization is to promote research at the UTMB campus. It will help to streamline the process of finding new research projects and help students showcase their research abstracts on our webpage. We will be editing the abstracts and short excerpts on people who plan to submit before posting them on our webpage. We will also have guest speakers every 2 months or so in order to give talks on research that they would like to discuss with the student body.

Activities: Publishing the research on the webpage, creating an active list of researchers on campus, and promoting research on campus with short talks with lunch every 2 months.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Lisa Cain, Neurosciences and Cell Biology (ldcain@utmb.edu)

Organization Email: texasmsr@gmail.com
Organization Website: www.utmb.edu/tmsr

Type: Professional

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The Urology Student Association is an organization for students interested in pursuing a career in urology.

Activities: Meeting with residents and faculty. Help with residency applications and interviews. Learning more about urology and garnering interest from new students.

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Type: Professional

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Promote awareness of vascular surgery and provide information about the specialty to medical students; Provide shadowing opportunities in Vascular surgery for a more “hands-on” experience; Host surgical skills events to allow students to acquire useful technical skills; Host Q/A’s sessions with faculty, residents, or senior medical students to permit addressing the concerns/questions that students might have.

Activities: Meetings, lectures, guest talks, workshops

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