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  1. 1. UW School of Medicine - Student Organizations 2010-2011 Updated 07/20/10 Page 1 of 4 Group Description of Group Advocates For The Underserved (under SITC) A FTU is a student adv ocacy group committed to health reform and political issues that affect the health of low-income and other underserv ed communities. O ur members are from the schools of dentistry , public health, nursing, social work, medicine and other health sciences departments. Alliance For Equal Representation in Medicine (AFERM) A lliance for Equal Representation in Medicine (A FERM) is an organization that unites minority and underrepresented student groups within the School of Medicine. For the purpose of prov iding culturally competent phy sicians for our future patients and communities, we seek to enhance our education with an understanding of many cultures by promoting div ersity within UWSO M through activ e recruitment of underrepresented applicants. Al-Shifa Clinic Mission: To prov ide culturally competent, holistic healthcare to underserv ed communities in King C ounty and be leaders in creating an effectiv e student- run health and social serv ice model that partners with local organizations in prov iding community -based support. A l Shifa works to prov ide primary care access and education to immigrant communities by holding weekly clinical ev ents ranging from community outreach in Pioneer Square to health care screening at the Mexican C onsulate. We are also training the health care prov iders of tomorrow about the joy s and challenges of working with this v ulnerable population. American Medical Association – Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) Student change of the national organization A MA that adv ocates at the political lev el through lobby ing efforts and support phy sicians and patient’s needs. Students are able to participate by attending semiannual and annual meetings where legislation presented by medical students can be sent on to the national organization for consideration. American Medical Student Association (AMSA) The A merican Medical Student A ssociation is committed to improv ing health care and healthcare deliv ery to all people; promoting activ e improv ement in medical education; inv olv ing its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improv ement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and adv ancing the profession of medicine. American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Inactiv e 2010 Anesthesiology Interest Group We would like to giv e medical students the opportunity to learn about anesthesiology . C urrent faculty and residents will introduce the students to this exciting specialty , and we will hav e hands-on ev ents that allow the students to experience what anesthesiologists do on a daily basis. Arts in Medicine rd/flemingm/14129/ Sharing the gift of music to enrich the liv es of others. Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) http:/// A PAMSA is the A sian Pacific A merican Medical Student A ssociation. We are a national organization that aims to address those issues important to A sian-A merican medical students. O ne part of our mission is to bring together A sians and others interested in the health issues that affect A sians so that we may hav e a strong, collectiv e, public and political v oice. We are interested in both directly promoting the health and well-being of the A sian community as well as in helping all health care workers who work with these communities understand how to care for the A sian patient in a culturally sensitiv e manner. Finally , A PAMSA prov ides an important forum for A PA medical students to meet, exchange information and experiences and dev elop personally and professionally . CHAP (The Community Health Advancement Program) C HA P sponsors student-initiated and extracurricular community direct serv ice projects, educational programs and a seminar series addressing the health care needs of underserv ed communities. Students design, plan, implement, staff and ev aluate these programs with assistance, guidance and support from staff and faculty in the Department of Family Medicine, and from community organizations. Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA) The C hristian Medical and Dental A ssociation is a group of students dedicated to praising God and making a difference all in the name of Jesus. We seek to incorporate a C hrist-centered world v iew in to our medical or dental education by encouraging and pray ing for each other, fellowship with C hristian mentors, and by serv ing our community . Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) Those interested in careers in emergency medicine.
  2. 2. UW School of Medicine - Student Organizations 2010-2011 Updated 07/20/10 Page 2 of 4 Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) The Family Medicine Interest Group is a registered student organization for students who are interested in C ommunity and Family Medicine. Ev ents are held throughout the y ear and are sponsored by the UW School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and the Washington A cademy of Family Phy sicians (WA FP). Global Health Group (GHG) The GHG promotes medical student research and clinical experiences to benefit underserv ed populations worldwide. The GHG is committed to forming long-term, reciprocal relationships with clinics, research facilities, and communities. Health Equity Circle The Health Equity C ircle is an interdisciplinary group of UW students with three principle aims 1) To bring students together across disciplines 2) To prov ide education on health equity 3) To connect medical students to community groups to take action on health equity on campus and in the larger community . Holistic Health Sciences Honor Council, School of Medicine In 2008, a group of medical students were elected from each of the WWA MI sites to create a proposal for an Honor C ode and C ouncil at the Univ ersity of Washington School of Medicine. The Honor C ouncil serv es many purposes, most notably : Prov iding a safe process to report incidents of medical student mistreatment at the hands of peers, staff, residents or faculty . Elev ating standards of academic integrity and professional behav ior appropriate to medical students. O ffering a peer mediation sy stem to improv e communication within the School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group: Osler Club The O sler C lub, named after Sir William O sler, is an internal medicine interest group for Univ ersity of Washington School of Medicine students. Its purpose is to prov ide students with the opportunity to learn about internal medicine, both as a primary care and subspecialty field. In addition, club meetings expose students to medical topics ty pically encountered by internists. The club also prov ides time to socialize and hav e fun. Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Designed for students interested in helping underserv ed Latino populations by participating in v olunteer activ ities, mentoring aspiring phy sicians with interests in Latino health and collaboration with other organizations. MD Minstrels Inactiv e 2010 Medical Business Society The purpose of the Medical Business Society is to educate medical students about the skills needed in order to successfully run a practice in a v ariety of settings. Related topics include: how to start or buy into a practice, different practice structures, understanding billing/coding/insurance, health policy trends, basic accounting, malpractice insurance, clinic management, etc. Medical Student Association (MSA) The MSA is a group of elected student leaders from each class of UW medical students. MSA senators/representativ es serv e as the primary liaisons for communication between the student body and the SO M administration and faculty . Medical Students for Choice MSFC is a national organization that is dedicated to ensuring that women hav e a full range of reproductiv e choices. It also adv ocates for making reproductiv e health care a standard part of medical student and resident training Medical Students for Life Student run group that seeks to promote respect of human life from the moment of conception to the natural end. MedParents We are the medical students who are or hav e become parents during medical school! We hav e been mainly an email listserv e, but are rev italizing the group to hav e medwiki/online resources, quarterly meetings and/or play dates, and a host of other activ ities geared towards families. Military Medical Student Association, UW Chapter Students interested in military medicine. Native American Center of Excellence (NACOE); Indian Health Pathway; & Medicine Wheel Society MEDICINE WHEEL SOCIETY: A social network among A merican Indian and A laska Nativ e Medical Students and other health professions students, alumni, faculty and friends. INDIAN HEALTH PATHWAY: O ffers unique education experiences in the
  3. 3. UW School of Medicine - Student Organizations 2010-2011 Updated 07/20/10 Page 3 of 4 area of Indian health. The A merican Indian community is one of the most underserv ed minority groups in the nation. This pathway is for students who are interested in becoming practitioners in urban & rural NA communities. NA TIVE AMERICAN C ENTER OF EXCELLENCE: Established to encourage A merican Indian/A laska Nativ e Students to pursue medicine as a career, to encourage research on A merican Indian health issues, and to prepare student for a career in academic medicine. OB/GYN Interest Group Oncology Interest Group O rganizes oncology seminars and fundraisers Organization for Holistic Medicine (OHM) O HM's goal is to increase the awareness and knowledge of complementary and alternativ e medicine treatments and modalities. Organization of Student Representatives (OSR, sponsored by the AAMC) Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group and Sports Medicine/Rehab Medicine Interest Group Focuses on dev eloping interest among UWSO M students in orthopaedics, orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Integrated with phy sical med & rehab group to focus on dev eloping interest among UWSO M students in these specialties and related areas of medicine and healthcare. Pediatric Interest Group The purpose of the Pediatric Interest Group is to explore the field of Pediatrics, promote professional dev elopment of our members, facilitate interactions between our members and the professional Pediatric community , and help prov ide our members with the information to make educated decisions about their medical careers. PNIG: Psychiatry/Neurology Interest Group A group for those interested in neurology or psy chiatry . Q Med newallmed O rganization of Lesbian, Gay , Bisexual, Transgender, Q ueer medical students and allies. Rotaract Club South Asian Health Issues Association (SAHIA) To promote awareness of issues pertaining to South A sian health within the UW health professional community and the South A sian community . SPARX (Student Providers Aspiring to Rural & Underserved Experience) SPA RX is a multidisciplinary effort of the Univ ersity of Washington Schools of Health Sciences that encourages health profession students to consider practice in rural and urban medically underserv ed communities and to promote effectiv e team work across disciplines. SPA RX activ ities bring together students in the schools of social work, medicine (including MEDEX), nursing, pharmacy , public health and community medicine and dentistry to offer students experiences to learn about and work with medically underserv ed populations while they are in their training. Student National Medical Association (SNMA) The Student National Medical A ssociation is the nation's oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring culturally sensitiv e medical education and serv ices, as well as increasing the number of A frican-A merican, Latino and other students of color entering and completing medical school. We are C ommitted to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserv ed communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious phy sicians. Student Physicians for Social Responsibility (SPSR) SPSR is a student group interested in env ironmental health and its relationship to human health, greening of health care as well as social issues like war and injustice which lead to special health care needs and disparities. Students in the Community (SITC) (Aloha Group) This is an inter-professional group of health sciences students that do sev eral projects to improv e health care for the underserv ed. SITC operates a screening and referral health center at A loha Inn, teaches patient education classes and facilitates health promotion efforts at A loha Inn, sponsors talks on for students on campus, organizes a course on health care for the underserv ed, and lobbies for underserv ed populations in O ly mpia and elsewhere. The A loha Health C enter is housed in a transitional liv ing facility for formerly homeless adults. Univ ersity of Washington Health Sciences students (preclinical and clinical, drawn from medicine, phy sician assistant, nursing, pharmacy and more) meet with residents of A loha Inn in groups of two for assessment (history and exam, as appropriate),
  4. 4. UW School of Medicine - Student Organizations 2010-2011 Updated 07/20/10 Page 4 of 4 education, motiv ational interv iewing, and referral to care in the community . Surgery Interest Group The purpose of SIG is to promote student interest in surgery , help students dev elop mentoring relationships with surgeons, and prov ide surgical skill dev elopment and residency application guidance. We host ev ents ev ery quarter, including careers in surgery panel, residency match panel, suturing and knot-ty ing tutorials, and scrubbing-in sessions with our faculty adv isor, Dr. Tatum. Underserved Pathway s/upath Prov ides academic and clinical resources to prepare students to care for a v ariety of underserv ed populations including rural, urban, and international communities. Wilderness Medical Society – Student Interest Group (WMS – SIG) The group is designed to facilitate interest in wilderness medicine best practices, research and disaster relief medicine, as well as prov ide a national networking platform in wilderness medicine for UWSO M students. The SIG is affiliated with the national Wilderness Medical Society .