At the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, students not only receive a great medical education, they also have the opportunity to participate in "the other education" through involvement in more than 15 active student organizations. These groups range from medical specialty interest groups to religious and community service organizations. The wide variety of groups available allows every student to get involved in the local community by working with fellow students with similar interests.
For more information about student involvement, visit the student groups below:
American Medical Students Association
AMSA is the largest independent medical student association in the nation. Being a member of AMSA gives you the opportunity to become involved in AMSA's action committees and their educational programs, publications and support networks.
Christian Medical Association
The Christian Medical Association (CMA) chapter at the College of Medicine has been taking a medical missions trip to countries such as Mexico for almost a decade.
Emergency Medicine Interest Group
The Emergency Medicine Interest Group is a student-run organization which provides exposure to various aspects of Emergency Medicine to those students contemplating a career in Emergency Medicine.
Family Medicine Interest Group
The Family Medicine Interest Group's main goals are to disperse information to those interested in Family Medicine as a career and to help these same individuals reach their goals within this profession.
Gillespie Anesthesiology Student Society
The Gillespie Anesthesiology Student Society (GASS) provides a wider range of exposure to Anesthesiology than is available through the TAMHSC curricular experience.
Gold Humanism Honor Society
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for "demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service."
Internal Medicine Interest Group
The Internal Medicine Interest Group's purpose is to introduce the world of Internal Medicine and its countless possibilities to students. During the year, meetings are designed to spark student interests as well as provide an education in the field of Internal Medicine.
Latino Medical Student Association
The Latino Medical Student Association represents, supports and unifies Latino medical students across the United States. In addition, the chapter aims to promote awareness on issues specific to Latinos involved in all facets of healthcare.
Martha's Health Clinic
Martha's Health Clinic is a student-run, free clinic in Temple, Texas housed in Martha's Kitchen. It was started in 1994 by two Texas A&M medical students, Eric Wilke and Eric Beshires, who saw a need for better health care for the homeless population in Temple.
Medical Ethics Club
Initiated and founded in 2009 by a group of students taking the first-year humanities course, the Medical Ethics Club seeks to engage students in discussion and education in ethical issues in the field of medicine. At frequent lunch meetings held throughout the year, different students present ethics topics and lead discussion among the club members.
OB/GYN Interest Group
The Ob/Gyn interest group is designed to introduce students to the world of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a profession and branch of medicine, increase awareness on women's health issues, provide an avenue of service and help prepare students on their path to residency.
Pediatric Interest Group
The Pediatric Interest Group's goals include promoting the pediatric specialty among medical students, helping those interested learn more about the profession and gain skills and experiences to prepare them for residency, and to advocate for our young patients.
Plastic Surgery Interest Group
The Plastic Surgery Interest Group is designed to offer students exposure, education, and opportunities in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Stand Tall Against Tobacco (STAT)
Stand Tall Against Tobacco (STAT) promotes tobacco prevention and cessation within a community by targeting middle school students in an interactive, educational program.
Student National Medical Association
SNMA is the nation's oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, the membership includes more than 5,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents and physicians.
Texas Medical Association/American Medical Association
The AMA/TMA MSS chapter of the College of Medicine is organized to encourage medical student involvement in the AMA/TMA organizational meetings, programs, and activities at the local, state, and national levels.
Women in Medicine
The purpose of this organization is in accordance with the objectives of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). These are to bring together women medical students and physicians; to promote their education and training; to educate them and the public on health issues of women.