UAG School of Medicine Student Organizations


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. 



UAG School of Medicine Student Organizations



The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Award-Winning Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) SOM Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) was founded in Fall 2022.   

The Family Medicine Interest Group is a student-led teaching organization fostering interest in the field of family medicine while enhancing personal, clinical, leadership, and philanthropic growth. Our focus extends beyond the scope of family medicine, our goal is to produce well-rounded medical students, residency applicants, and future family physicians while providing a diverse, equitable & inclusive environment for all.

The UAG School of Medicine FMIG achieved a remarkable feat by winning the prestigious 2023 AAFP Program of Excellence Overall Award and the 2022 AAFP Program of Excellence Award as a New FMIG. This recognition was bestowed upon us at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference held in Kansas City, Mo., from July 28-30, 2022. We proudly secured the top position among five other U.S. medical schools FMIGs, solidifying our status as the leading FMIG in the country. This remarkable achievement marks our second consecutive win, showcasing our consistent excellence. Additionally, our FMIG has been granted national grants and has received both national and state scholarships, further highlighting our exceptional contributions in the field.

FMIGs productivity and accomplishments are a result of exposing our members to various learning modalities. FMIGs productivity and dedication to the value, philosophy, and scope of family medicine have led the group to be set apart from other interest groups on campus. Through FMIG we hope to continue inspiring more students to consider pursuing a career in family medicine.

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 anesthesiology interest group's mission is to promote education, communication, advocacy, research, and networking among students and physicians.
We prepare and educate medical students by providing lectures, workshops, and other opportunities. 




Our mission is to provide resources, experience, and opportunities affiliated with Emergency Medicine to students attending our school of medicine through networking, workshops, and consolidation of Emergency Medicine information.

The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is an organized group of medical students who meet regularly to learn about internal medicine and to establish communication with faculty and other students who share similar interests.




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.

UAG OB GYN Interest Group serves as a vessel to share our vast interests, and clue in current medical students to get inspired and motivated in this ever-changing world to change women's health one cervix at a time.



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. 



UAG Psychiatry interest group was established in 2021 with the focus of expanding students' clinical experience in the psychiatric field.


The UAG Surgery interest group is a student-led organization interested in pursuing a career in surgical professions, from general to orthopedic surgery, as well as reconstruction. We strive not only to be an intrinsic environment of academic success, but to ultimately make our members the best possible applicants for residency.

The interest groups key goals include learning surgical practices and techniques, networking with professors and physicians, providing volunteer and work opportunities, improving student time management/organizational skills, resources for tackling STEP, and combating student burnout. We hope, upon graduation, students will leave with not only an increased awareness of current events in surgery but also the tools to excel in their individual fields.



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 Oncology Student Interest Group (OSIG) is an organized group of medical students and/or residents who share a common interest in the field of oncology and meet regularly to learn more about cancer, patient care, and pursuing a career in oncology.

The purpose of the Oncology Student Interest Group (OSIG) is to meet regularly to learn about oncological medicine and to foster clinical and professional growth of students who are considering pursuing a career in oncology medicine by participating in clinical oncology subspecialty workshops, service activities, Tumor Board/Mock Tumor Board discussions, research panels, journal club, and exploring topics from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).



‘’To increase public awareness of gastrointestinal and liver disorders in order to improve the longevity and quality of life of our communities.’’


The Plastic Surgery Interest Group is intended to provide new opportunities for students interested in plastic surgery, general plastic surgery, rehabilitation, and trauma. Our main objective is to promote the education in the area, providing students with more hands-on experiences and immersing the students with the obligations and ethical aspects of the profession



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. 


The Cardiology Interest Group aims to provide UAG Medical Students with a comprehensive view of cardiology through immersive workshops, research, lectures, and hand-on learning.

Our vision is to provide UAG Medical Students with the confidence to properly assess heart health and to be comfortable with common cardiology pathologies, technology, and the most current research. 




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