» Medical Student Organizations
|Organization||Contact Person||Email Address|
|AMA-MSS||John Davitt||davitt @marshall.edu|
|Business of Medicine|
|Community Service Organization (CSO)||Adam VanHorn||vanhorn15
|Emergency Medicine Interest Group||Ayah Arafa||arafa @marshall.edu|
|Family Medicine Interest Group||Rich Erwin||erwin44
|Global Medical Brigades||Dennis Carr||carr101
|Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society||Darshana Shah||shah @marshall.edu|
|Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)||Michael Hardman||hardmanm @marshall.edu|
|Marshall Medical Outreach||Nikita Khetan||khetan @marshall.edu|
|Medical Spanish Interest Group||John Davitt||davitt @marshall.edu|
|Medicine-Pediatrics Interest Group||Corey Keeton||keeton5 @marshall.edu|
|Ophthalmology Interest Group||Russ Richardson||richardso100 @marshall.edu|
|Pediatric Interest Group (PIG)||Amanda Schlak||schlak @marshall.edu|
|Phi Delta Epsilon||Aaron Lane||lane69 @marshall.edu|
|Radiology Interest Group (RIG)||Kate Proffitt||marshallrig @gmail.com|
|SIGN (Student Interest Group in Neurology)||Matt Krantz||krantz3 @marshall.edu|
|Surgery Interest Group||Zach Sanford||sanford12 @marshall.edu|
|Wilderness Medicine Interest Group||Dennis Carr||carr101 @marshall.edu|
American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS): The AMA-MSSismore than just a student group; it is a professional organization that youcanbelong to throughout your entire medical career. When you become part of the AMA, you join other students,residents, and physicians in shaping the future of our nation's healthcare. The AMA-MSS offers multiple opportunities for participation in community service, advocacy, and leadership roles at the chapter, regional, and national levels. By becoming a member of the largest medical student organization, you can contribute solutions to issues such as medical liability reform, reducing medical student debt, and improving health care access. To learn more, please visit www.amaMedStudent.org.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA): The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with more than a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950, AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With nearly 60,000 members, including medical and premedical students, residents and practicing physicians, AMSA is committed to improving medical training as well as advancing the profession of medicine. To learn more, please visit: http://www.amsa.org/
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA): The American Medical Women’s Association focuses on women’s health as well as the unique role of the female physician in medicine today. With a membership consisting of both physicians and medical students, men and women alike, AMWA provides an opportunity to unite with peers in advocating women’s health topics on a national, regional and local level. Members receive such benefits as a subscription to the Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association, opportunities to influence legislation pertaining to women’s health issues on a national level, scholarship and loan opportunities, a bed and breakfast program for interviewing fourth year students, the opportunity to attend regional and national meetings and more. Within our chapter, members have the opportunity to contribute to community service projects relating to women’s health, plan and play a role in presentations to our chapter and the medical school, assume leadership positions, interact with female physicians from the Huntington area, fellow students and our community as well as many other activities. To learn more, please visit www.amwa-doc.org.
Anesthesiology Interest Group: The Joan C. Edwards Marshall University School of Medicine Anesthesiology Interest Group is a group of students seeking to explore and learn about the field of anesthesiology. The goal of this organization is to provide information and awareness about anesthesiology as a medical field and as a possible career. As a member, medical students will have an opportunity to: interact with physicians in anesthesiology through lectures and panel discussions, obtain information about securing a residency in anesthesiology, have learning opportunities to develop skills necessary for the practice of anesthesiology, and examine current topics and subspecialties in anesthesiology through physician luncheons and dinners. All students, regardless of their desire to enter the field of anesthesiology, are invited to join and learn about this important and necessary field of medicine. Dr. Hosny Gabriel MD (Dept. of Anesthesiology, CHH) will oversee and advise our group.
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA): Alpha Omega Alpha is a medical honor society founded to encourage leadership and scholarship in medical education. Per the official AOA website: "Those students chosen from the top quartile for election are picked not only for their high academic standing, but as well for leadership among their peers, professionalism and a firm sense of ethics, promise of future success in medicine, and a commitment to service in the school and community. By adherence to these criteria it has happened that one or more of the highest ranked students by grade point average have not been elected to the society." At Marshall, AOA membership is awarded twice a year for each class. Junior membership, in the Spring of the third year, has traditionally been awarded to four students per class and the remaining number of awards (totaling up to 1/6 of the graduating class size) are inducted as senior members in the Fall of the fourth year. To learn more, please visit www.alphaomegaalpha.org.
Business of Medicine (BOM): Founded in 2006 by
medical students at Georgetown University, The Business of Medicine
(BOM) is a nonprofit medical student organization. BOM's mission is to
increase medical student awareness of the financial challenges and
opportunities impacting the practice of medicine. The Marshall
University chapter of BOM is dedicated to providing an educational
experience that goes outside of the medical school curriculum and
teaches medical students about the real-world issues pertaining to
medicine as a career and as a business. A sound understanding of the
financial opportunities available to rising physicians is critical to
making the most of your chosen profession. The need for strong business
skills is important in every specialty and every style of practice. BOM
focuses on important topics such as career development, debt management,
personal financial planning, health insurance, reimbursement,
malpractice, and the economics of the health care industry. For more
information, to be added to our mailing list, or to offer comments or
suggestions, please contact us at Marshall.BOM@gmail.com. For excellent
web-based financial resources, visit the national organization at
Christian Medical Association (CMA): The Christian Medical Association (CMA) allows medical students the opportunity to challenge and encourage one another. Opportunities for students to learn about international medical missions and participate in Bible studies will be provided. Most importantly, the CMA is an organization which aims to introduce students to Jesus Christ and help them to grow in a personal relationship with Him. To learn more, please visit www.cmdahome.org
Community Service Organization (CSO): In light of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's commitment to our community and to the greater good, the Community Service Organization (CSO) was established to make available, promote, and encourage opportunities for medical students to participate in service-learning activities. The CSO is composed of representatives from each year of medical education. Students are elected as Community Service Liaisons by their peers each year and are responsible for making their classmates aware of service opportunities as well as taking leadership roles in the development and implementation of service learning.
Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG): The purpose of the EMIG is to provide the students of the School of Medicine at Marshall University an opportunity to learn about the specialty of Emergency Medicine prior to their 4th year electives. EMIG provides exposure to Emergency Medicine through discussions with experts in the field of emergency medicine and opportunities for shadowing and research. EMIG acts as a resource to its members in the residency application process by providing advice from 4th year medical students, residents, and faculty in regards to residency selection, competition, locations, and how to make oneself a strong candidate. In addition, EMIG seeks to aid its members in networking and building valuable relationships with MUSOM faculty and staff.
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG): The Family Medicine Interest Group offers students with opportunities to discover the diversity of family medicine, its interests and its values. We accomplish this through providing opportunities to provide care for the underserved and to develop personal skills for future practice. One specific opportunity is participation in the Marshall Medical Outreach, which provides monthly medical care to the homeless of Huntington, WV on the Ohio Riverfront. We also offer information about the broad scope of family medicine, including an annual panel of community family physicians to represent the diversity that family medicine offers. In keeping with the mission of American Academy of Family Physicians our overall our goal is to improve the health of patients, families and communities with professionalism and creativity.
Global Medical Brigades: Global Medical Brigades is a secular, international network of university clubs and volunteer organizations that provide medical relief and health education to the world's poorest countries. The current emphasis of this national grassroots movement is Central America where, in 2006, more than 30,000 patients in 70 villages were provided aid. The mission of the organization is to lead a holistic model for sustainable health care in underserved villages by conducting preliminary needs assessments, treating patients to the highest ethical standards, sponsoring referrals to those with needs beyond our capability, recording data for the production of quantitative reports, and working to improve the water, sanitation, and economic infrastructures. Global Medical Brigades Mission Statement & Guidelines
Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG): The Joan C. Edwards Marshall University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is a group of students exploring and learning about the field of internal medicine. The goal of this organization is to provide students with information about internal medicine as a medical specialty and as a possible career. As a member, students will: interact with physicians in internal medicine via panel discussions, have exposure to information sessions and panel discussions addressing what to expect in third-year medicine rotations, as well as how to obtain a residency in internal medicine, and examine the multitude of subspecialties in internal medicine via physician luncheons and dinners.
Marshall Medical Outreach: Marshall Medical Outreach is a free and mobile health clinic that takes place one Saturday per month at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, WV. The purpose of MMO is to provide medical care for the people who are homeless in our city. Through partnerships with the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, Harmony House, Ebenezer Medical Outreach, and the newly established Marshall University School of Pharmacy, the goal is to establish primary care as well as take care of other minor medical problems for the patients that we see at the river. Newly implemented this year is an eye screening station supervised by ophthalmologist Dr. Fry and run by students in the ophthalmology interest group to screen for eye changes caused by diabetes and hypertension and treat minor eye problems as well as help patients obtain glasses. Beyond providing a necessary service, MMO is a chance for students to develop leadership skills that they can take with them into their careers as physicians. Medical students, pharmacy students, residents, and attending physicians all volunteer at the clinic as well as Missy Browning our MMO mom, (without whom none of this would be possible), Hack the medical van driver, and Dr. Clements the physician supervisor. Visit our website for more information.
Medical Spanish Interest Group: The Medical Spanish Interest Group (MSIG) is a student-run organization committed to providing lessons in basic medical Spanish, as well as an environment for students to practice and strengthen their Spanish language skills. In addition, the MSIG hosts a variety of guest speakers who discuss issues and medical practices unique to the various cultures of South and Central America as well as Hispanic communities in the United States.
Medicine - Pediatric Interest Group: The Medicine Pediatric Interest Group consists of the Medicine Pediatric Program Director, Medicine Pediatric Faculty and Residents. Our purpose is to foster interest in a future career as a Medicine Pediatric physician. The Department of Medicine Pediatrics participates during the annual Primary Care Week by providing lunch and an in depth description of the Medicine Pediatric program. Students are also invited to attend selected Medicine Pediatric meetings throughout the year.
Ophthalmology Interest Group: The MUSOM Ophthalmology Interest Group is a medical student run organization dedicated to preparing future doctors for careers in the specialty of Ophthalmology. The purpose of this organization is to give education and guidance to MUSOM students interested in Ophthalmology, empowering these students to promote the best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship while enabling a goal of high quality eye care for all at both the community and global levels. The MUSOM Ophthalmology Interest Group allows senior members the opportunity to mentor junior members in the rigors of pursuing Ophthalmology residencies so these students can pass this knowledge along to the next generation of interested MUSOM students.
Pediatric Interest Group (PIG): Marshall's Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG) brings together medical students interested in a future career in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialty. Through interaction between students, residents, and attendings, Our mission is to foster mentoring relationships, provide instruction in pediatrics, and give guidance on the residency process. Members of PIG are actively involved in numerous pediatric projects within MUSOM and the surrounding community. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers!
Phi Delta Epsilon: Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity is an organization that creates physicians of integrity with a life-long commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.
Radiology Interest Group (RIG): The Radiology Interest Group provides second through fourth year medical students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of radiology. The goal of the group is to provide exposure to both diagnostic and interventional radiology so students can make an educated decision about their future. Through small group discussion, information is presented for learning purposes with open Q&A. Members also support each other and provide advice and tips on applying to residency programs. Dr. Peter Chirico is the faculty adviser for the group. He oversees the meetings and provides individual mentoring for students interested in pursuing radiology as a career.
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN): The Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) brings together medical students who are interested in exploring the practice of neurology. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) supports each SIGN chapter along with the Neurology Department at our institution. As a member, students will have the opportunity to: shadow a neurologist, be matched with a mentor, meet professors, meet neurologists in private practice, meet attendings, and be involved in ongoing research at this institution.
Surgery Interest Group: Marshall's Surgery Interest
Group was recently created in the Fall 2008. With the growing interest
in surgery from medical students, several second years took the
initiative to cater to their classmates' curiosity. Case reports, advice
from fourth years, and suture clinics are just a few of the upcoming
events SIG plans to organize. The main purpose of this organization is
to create and facilitate professional, mentoring relationships between
MUSOM students and its surgeons. SIG believes that the more exposure one
achieves, the better prepared they are for what's to come. If you are
interested, please email marshallsig
Wilderness Medicine Interest Group: The MUSOM Wilderness Medicine Interest group is for individuals that are interested in having fun in the outdoors. In addition to having fun, we will be learning new skill sets that will not only be taught but applied during weekend adventures. Whether you are an old pro looking to hone your craft or a novice just looking to have a good time while learning some new skills, we welcome you to attend any and all of our meetings and outings.