Student Associations are a vital component of a successful medical school life. UAG students have a forum in these international chapters to distribute information about medical education, licensure, practice, and to represent the needs and interests of international students through an active voice.
The North American Student Association (NASA) at UAG School of Medicine has the purpose of serving as the official representatives of the UAGSOM student body to the school’s administration and faculty.
The Student Government consists of five components, the Executive Committee Officers; President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and four Class Councils, each of which will represent an academic year.
NORTH AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The UAG SOM Chapter of AMSA is a group of motivated students committed to help shape a better, healthier future, for patients and physicians, and the country.
The purpose of the AMSA UAG Chapter is to meet the needs of fellow medical students and to provide an environment where they can come together and share their interests and ideas in the hopes of creating long-lasting relationships with strong supportive foundations.
We provide numerous opportunities for members to become involved in community service, public health outreach, professional development, and policy activism.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians, medical students and other persons dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine.
The organization was founded by Dr. Bertha VanHoosen in 1915 in Chicago, at a time when women physicians were an under-represented minority.
As women in medicine increase in numbers, new problems and issues arise. AMWA has been addressing these issues for 95 years.
The MEENTHAL group grants the tools and information required in order to improve people’s mental status, due to the society’s absence of knowledge and sensibilization. Our goal is to increase the mental health of our fellows at the term of 1 year.
We seek that in one year, our team could mentor and master the state-of-the-art techniques of mental care, deriving distinguished school achievements, social relationships and self-care, nationally and internationally.
The purpose of the Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) is to provide neurology oriented events, activities, and resources to students in accordance with the UAGSOM’s Mission.
Members will have access to neurology specific resources, discussions from practicing neurologists, volunteer opportunities, study opportunities, among other tools.
The group aims to bring forward individuals with similar medical career aspirations in hopes of propelling each other forward.
The Pediatric Interest Group of UAG was started in the Fall semester of 2021.
This organization was created to give back to the community and to focus on the tiny humans we hope to treat one day. The strength of this organization lies in the care we have for infants, children, and adolescents and their health.
The Pediatric Interest Group will not only lie in the words we stand by (exploring, advocating, volunteering), but most importantly strive to fulfill the actions of our initiatives. This organization plans to support future physicians in finding effective solutions to these concerns and create a better future for generations to come.
The Sports Medicine Interest Group is an organization of like-minded people who enjoy athletics and topics that surround them from a medical standpoint.
It is intended to help students learn more about the field by broadening our vision as students through the interaction with doctors in the fields of sports medicine and orthopedics.
The purpose of the Traumatology Association for Medical Students (TAMS) is to provide traumatology-oriented events, activities/ workshops, & resources to interested students in accordance with the UAG School of Medicine’s mission.
Members will have access to traumatology-specific resources, discussions from current, practicing traumatologists (trauma doctors & surgeons), volunteer, study, and skill practice opportunities, among other resources & tools.
This student organization aims to bring together students who share a common interest in traumatology & have similar medical career aspirations in hopes of bettering each other and have a multifaceted approach towards traumatology.