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: 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: 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: Social, Service

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of this org is to provide a venue for graduate students of the BMB/MBET department to meet, exchange about their experiences, and to socialize. It is also to provide a place to get involved in the UTMB and surrounding community.

Activities: Monthly meetings, Volunteering, Social Events

Officer Board:

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: Social

Membership: By School - SOM

Mission Statement: The UTMB chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association 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.

Activities: Tentative social activities include bonfire, and car smash. Cultural activities include, Taco-Tamale-Tuesday, Piñata, and Salsa Night.

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Norma Perez, Hispanic Center of Excellence (noaperez@utmb.edu)

Organization Website: LMSA Facebook

Type: Social

Membership:  By Profession - MD/PhD Students

Mission Statement: To encourage social engagement between students and faculty in the MD/PhD Program. 

Activities: Socials

Officer Board:

Type: Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: To promote cohesion among students in the military, specifically those involved with the Health Professions Scholarship Program. Our organization also serves to mentor younger medical students in this program to prepare them for their basic training courses and other logistics between UTMB and the military.

Activities: Monthly meetings to keep all members in the group connected and to allow any school or military questions to be answered by other members

Officer Board:

Organization Website: Military Medical Association Facebook

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: 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: Social

Membership: By School - GSBS

Mission Statement: PMCH GSO fosters the development and growth of graduate students enrolled in the Preventive Medicine graduate program.

Activities: Socials, community service, donation drives

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Kristen Peek, Preventative Medicine & Community Health (mkpeek@utmb.edu)

Type: Sport, Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Our purpose is to provide education in and encourage the sport of sailing in both a competitive and non-competitive manner, to provide education in water safety measures as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries specific to the marine environment, to provide opportunities for instruction in the sport of sailing, to promote discussion of the sport of sailing.

Activities: Monthly sails, relevant lectures on tropical medicine, volunteering with sites such as Sea Scouts and beach cleanups, and potential to compete in races.

Officer Board:

Organization Email: sailclubutmb@gmail.com

Organization Website: Sail Club Facebook

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: Cultural, Social, Service

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: To provide all students, regardless of their backgrounds, the opportunity to learn and participate in events centered around South Asian culture. In addition, we hope to connect students and members from different schools and specializations to form connections and strengthen healthcare delivery.

Activities: Holding socials, celebrating major cultural events throughout the semester, and informing members about cultural events going on in the Houston/Galveston area. We will also be partnering with similar groups from Baylor College of Medicine and McGovern Medical School.

Officer Board:

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: Sport, Social

Membership: By Profession - Physical Therapy

Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to allow DPT students the opportunity to learn about various forms of martial arts under the direct supervision of subject matter expert and PT professor, Dr. Mansoo Ko. The club allows us the opportunity to exercise, lear, and engage socially, creating an environment opportune for stress release and relaxation.

Activities: Meeting weekly at the UTMB field house for an hour to lear and practice types of martial arts

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Mansoo Ko, Physical Therapy (mako@utmb.edu)

Type: Service, Professional, Social

Membership: By School - SON

Mission Statement: Tiny Toes is a NICU nursing interest group that provides guest speakers and volunteer opportunities to the members. Their mission is to help facilitate an understanding of what it means to be a NICU nurse for the members to decide if this is a field they would like to pursue upon graduation.

Activities: Volunteering at the UTMB NICU, bake sales, academic guest speakers, and volunteering with local hospitals at their preemie reunions

Officer Board:


Organization Email: 
utmbtinytoes@gmail.com

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