There are traditional activities which involve students, faculty and staff. These occur throughout the academic year, are sponsored by student organizations, and planned in consultation with the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Angel Tree Project - The Angel Tree Project is a College of Medicine tradition and a cooperative effort between the first- and second-year classes and the College of Medicine faculty and staff to obtain Christmas gifts for charity. The wish lists are obtained from local non-profit organizations.
  • Cadaver Ball - This is a College of Medicine traditional spring event hosted by the first-year students for the second-year students. At this event faculty members,departments and other students are honored and sometimes roasted by the first- and second-year classes.cadaver memorial ceremony
  • Cadaver Memorial Ceremony - Following completion of the medical gross anatomy course, the first year students organize this ceremony to show their utmost respect and appreciation to those who donated their body for medical education through the willed body program.
  • Community Services - Students routinely take part in community service activities that help to emphasize the importance of preventive medicine or to promote healthy lifestyles as a community function. Many service projects exist on all campuses such as the student organized free clinic Martha’s Health Clinic (Temple campus), Health Circus (a student developed project providing immunizations and health screenings to the surrounding communities in Bryan-College Station), Student Community Health Initiative (Temple), Stand Tall Against Tobacco (STAT-B-CS), Indigent Care Elective (Round Rock) and many more. Students are actively encouraged to give back to their community and each campus elects two community service officers to assist in class projects and activities.
  • Match Day - Graduating students participate in a nationwide Match Day in mid-March. The match is conducted annually by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to pair the preferences of graduating students with the preferences of residency programs.
  • Mission Trips - Students participate in various medical mission trips to many underserved areas and countries, such as Uganda, Bolivia and student with young boy on mission tripPeru. These mission trips are sponsored by various organizations (e.g., Texas A&M Health Science Center and Christian Medical Association). 
  • Parents of A&M Medical Students (PAMMS) - Lunches and Other Gastronomical Treats - This organization is an important support group for all students. PAMMS sponsors lunches for all classes, especially during examination times, and provides goodie packages throughout the year. PAMMS promotes fellowship among parents, guardians and families of students and provides other selective assistance to students.
  • Senior Banquet - This event serves as an opportunity for faculty and students to recognize outstanding achievements of members of the graduating class. This event culminates the four years of medical school and is held the night before commencement for students and their families.student group in white coats
  • Summer Opportunities - There are many research or preceptorship opportunities for students during the first summer break. These opportunities are to enrich the experience of students in their pursuit of medicine as a career.
  • White Coat Ceremony - This ceremony takes place during the orientation for the first year medical students. Each student receives a white coat which signifies the beginning of a profession in health care and the pledge to abide by the ethics of this profession.