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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.

Christian Medical Dental Association

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) is made up of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Dental Association (CDA). CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.


Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Group has special programs events that take place year round to give medical students the opportunity to volunteer in the community in several ways. Students get hands-on experience in the free clinic, are able to volunteer at the local prison system, and participate in tutoring and mentoring children in Greenville County. We also organize other events to assist mentally handicapped children. Additionally, during the holidays, we participate in getting gifts and necessities to children with no families.

Dermatology Interest Group

The Dermatology Interest Group is looking forward to hosting lunch and learns this semester. We are excited about getting to know dermatologists at Greenville Health System and in the community to learn more about dermatology as a specialty.

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.


Emergency Medicine Interest Group

This group is for those interested in Emergency Medicine. We will have several speakers this year come and share their experiences and stories with us. Among those speakers will be the new Emergency Medicine Residents from Memorial. We will also have some lunches where we will learn some clinical skills. 

e-NABLE Interest Group

e-NABLE is a new interest group at USCSOMG that is partnered with the organization "Enabling the Future," a global network of volunteers that use 3D printers to make and provide prosthetic hands to children.


Family Medicine Interest Group

The Family Medicine Interest Group functions to expose medical students to the role of the Family Medicine physician. The group activities include social outings, lunch and learns, and skills sessions. This group welcomes anyone who thinks they may be interested in primary care, including but not limited to Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics or OBGYN.


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.


Greenville Free Medical Clinic

USC School of Medicine Greenville students have the opportunity to volunteer at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.  GFMC provides medical and dental care, health education, and prescriptions without charge to low-income, uninsured Greenville County residents.  Medical students serve the clinic by triaging patients, taking vitals, serving as interpreters, and assisting the clinic with various other tasks as needed. Visit the Greenville Free Medical Clinic website for more information.


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.


Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The focus of the IHI-IG is to educate and inspire medical students to find new, innovative ways to provide the best healthcare possible to the most people. Find more info and explore the mission, resources, and open-course offerings of IHI at ihi.org.


Internal Medicine Interest Group

The purpose of the Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is to facilitate student learning about Internal Medicine and the various specialties of the field. The goal of IMIG is to be student oriented - not only to help students network and connect with physicians of Internal Medicine, but also to connect with each other to share resources and ideas. In addition, the IMIG will have a presence in the community and dedicate ourselves to improving the lives of those around us. We strive to better understand both ourselves and our future patients in order to improve our knowledge about the field of Internal Medicine and to enhance our clinical and diagnostic skills. IMIG will strive to become aware of the cultural and economic barriers in medicine in order to work towards educating the community on preventative health and disease maintenance towards the improvement of public health. 


John Snow Society

The John Snow Society is an international organization that celebrates the memory and legacy of physician John Snow, father of modern epidemiology. The society is based in London, and lifetime membership is open to all who are interested. Our chapter aims to involve the whole community, and that includes you. We want for the medical community, the academic community, and the lay community to come together and learn from, and alongside, each other.


Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

The mission of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is to "unite and empower Latino (and non-Latino) medical students through service, mentorship, and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community." As such, we hope to engage and empower Greenville County's Latino community through volunteerism, advocacy, and health promotion, among other things. Furthermore, LMSA plans on pairing with several organizations that share our goal in order to more actively and hollistically improve the lives of those we serve. 


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.


Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)

Our mission is to educate students on how to effectively and efficiently counsel their patients toward adopting and sustaining healthier behaviors. Lifestyle medicine includes exercise, nutrition, behavioral change, and self-care


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 Student Association (MSA)

The MSA plans events to enhance student life at USC School of Medicine Greenville.


Military Medicine Interest Group

The Military Medicine Interest Group exists to provide support for military medicine students, promote leadership development through talks from active military physicians and veterans, and engage with the military community in South Carolina to improve awareness of how to care for and interact with this specific population of patients and their families. 

 

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.

OBGYN Interest Group

The OBGYN Interest Group hosts lunch and learns, special  events, and volunteer opportunities during the school year. This year we are excited to bring in several specialists and generalists to talk about their experiences in OBGYN. We also hope to have a panel for OBGYN residents to speak and get to know students better to build rapport with doctors we will be working with as M3's.

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.

Pathology Interest Group

The Pathology Interest Group is dedicated to promoting the field and specialty of Pathology among the students of USCSOMG.


Pathology Student Interest Group

This interest group exists to inform students about and foster an interest in the fields of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. We have great mentors from Pathology Consultants who will lead our Lunch & Learns, provide Forensic Pathology Shadowing opportunities and tours of the Clinical Pathology Lab.


Pediatric Interest Group

The goal of our organization is to expand upon medical students' knowledge of and interest in the field of pediatrics. Members are exposed to a variety of local volunteer and shadowing opportunities, and are encouraged to take part in the events we host for patients from Marshall Pickens Hospital and the GHS Children's Hospital. In addition, we invite a variety of pediatric-related speakers to visit the USCSOMG campus for informative Lunch and Learn presentations. 


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 positiveexposure.org 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.


Supporting Women in Medicine

The purpose of Supporting Women in Medicine (SWiM) shall be to create a presence of students, both male and female, who recognize the unique challenges females face within the field of medicine both as medical providers and patients. With this in mind, SWiM aims to educate and mentor future providers in tackling these challenges.


Surgery Interest Group 

The Surgery Interest Group exists to promote the education of the field of surgery to the students of USCSOMG. We hope membership in the group provides students an avenue through which to gain a better understanding of surgical treatment and explore interests in various surgical fields. 


USC for Amani

USCSOMG for Amani is Greenville's branch of the Amani Children Foundation, which works to support The New Life Home Orphanages in Kenya- home to many abandoned infants who are HIV+. We volunteer by creating and selling beaded crafts in order to to fundraise and spread awareness of the Amani Children Foundation and orphanages it supports.


USCSOMG Garden

Our student-run community garden, located right on campus, is a place where students work together with faculty to learn about planting, maintaining and harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables. We hope to share our skills and knowledge in the garden with other community members in order to promote healthy lifestyles complete with fresh nutritious produce.

USCSOMG: Blog 

The USCSOMG blog is a student run blog open to all students to express themselves and their journey in medicine towards becoming exceptional physician leaders. It is open to all types of writing whether it be prose or poetry. 


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.