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Community Outreach and Student Interest Groups

Student interest groups at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG) encourage medical students to connect with fellow classmates and diversify their interests. Students can engage in a variety of beneficial gatherings, discussions and other activities centered around their particular interest(s).

Anesthesiology Interest Group

The anesthesiology interest group is dedicated to educating medical students about the current and future direction of the field. Anesthesiology has been undergoing changes with the recent rise of CRNA popularity, and as such we hope to provide honest and open information during lunch-and-learns and other opportunities so that USC School of Medicine Greenville students can make informed decisions regarding their career choices moving forward.


Cardiology Interest Group

The Cardiology Interest Group is focused on providing USC School of Medicine Greenville students with detailed information about the world of cardiology as a whole, along with the "super-specialities" of interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. In addition to frequent lunch-and-learns, we are coordinating with GHS and Carolina Cardiology Consultants to provide exciting shadowing opportunities in the cath lab and EP lab throughout the year. Furthermore, we are working on a STEMI project to allow students to follow a STEMI patient from the emergency department through their catheterization.


Ear, Nose, and Throat Student Interest Group

The purpose of this group is to provide students with an introduction to the field of Otolaryngology. We wish to offer useful opportunities and resources for those wishing to pursue a career in ENT.

Global Health Interest Group

The Global Health Interest Group aims to promote student interest in health advocacy and aid for the developing world. In addition to providing lunch-and-learns, this year our group aims to increase fundraising for global health relief and volunteering.

Hematology Oncology Interest Group

The Hematology Oncology Interest Group serves as a resource for students to learn more about the fields of adult and pediatric Hematology/Oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology. Our group is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to interact with and learn from medical professionals within this field as well as to raise cancer awareness through various volunteer and fundraising opportunities.

LGBTQ Health Interest Group

The purpose of the LGBTQ interest group is to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ patients by educating future and current healthcare providers via focus groups, panel discussions, literature reviews and/or other events. The group aims to foster healthy dialogue between colleagues of all backgrounds, and we encourage everyone to join.

Med Peds Interest Group

If you like kids and/or adults, MPIG is for you! We focus on learning more about Med Peds and all the different specialties available in this field. Join us for a lunch-and-learn or a volunteer activity!


Medical Students for Health Advocacy

The MSHA encourages students to become physicians with a social conscience. We provide opportunities to expand your cultural competency by meeting with diverse groups from the community. We encourage students to engage with issues that affect the health and well-being of all members of our society: environmental health, social and economic inequities, current policy debates and healthcare reform.

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Interest Group

The Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Interest Group focuses on providing students with information about different specialties within orthopedics and different fields to practice sports medicine through lunch-and-learns, volunteer opportunities, workshops and presentations. A variety of physicians speaks to the group, including pediatric orthopedic surgeons, emergency medicine and primary care physicians who specialize in sports medicine and orthopedic residents.

Positive Exposure Zone

The Positive Exposure Zone seeks to support, encourage and enlighten medical students to become empathetic and compassionate healthcare providers. Utilizing Positive Exposure multimedia education, the arts and community involvement, the Positive Exposure Zone of the USC School of Medicine Greenville will create innovative opportunities for physicians in training to see beyond a diagnosis, celebrating the humanity of our patients. Please visit for more information!

Psychiatry Interest Group

The Psychiatry Interest Group aims to provide educational events for students interested in psychiatry as a specialty, to show the importance of psych in all other specialties by collaborating with other interest groups, and to promote overall emotional health in our own student body.


Radiology Interest Group

Our mission is to inform students about, and foster interest within, the fields of
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.

South Carolina Medical Association

The South Carolina Medical Association and the American Medical Association serve as the voice of physicians in our state and country. They advocate for physicians and patients in legislatures, publish prestigious medical journals, provide educational programming and host annual conferences. They also provide many membership benefits and opportunities for networking and leadership nationwide.

Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority students, addressing the needs of the underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

Wilderness Medicine Interest Group

Wild Med IG serves to expand knowledge, interest and support for medicine in rural situations. We promote skills and knowledge via presentations and programs that will allow medical students as future residents and physicians to be comfortable practicing in austere environments.