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Diversity

Student Organizations that Foster Diversity

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville offers several student organizations that foster diversity.

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA at the UofSCSOMG, founded in 2020, serves to promote the dissemination of information relative to Asian Pacific American issues in the field of medical education; to explore and possibly resolve the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to Asian Pacific American medical students and physicians; to provide opportunities for Asian Pacific American medical students to give back to their community(i.e.) through service; to represent Asian Pacific Americans as a group within our health care community; to be a resource for information on matters related to Asian Pacific Americans; to provide a forum for discussion of issues concerning Asian Pacific Americans in health care; and to provide a link between students and faculty of Asian Pacific American background.

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.

Latino Medical Student Association

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 holistically 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 in an effort to advance health equity for LGBTQ patients.

Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA)

MSPA is the first chapter of the Medical Student Pride Alliance in South Carolina, founded in 2020. The Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA) is an activist and social organization committed to empowering sexual and gender minority medical students and allies and increasing the number of physicians trained in LGBTQ-inclusive healthcare.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

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

Supporting Women in Medicine (SWiM)

SWiM was formed at the University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine 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. They also hope to establish an environment that strives to better support women in medicine, especially medical students who are just beginning their careers, so that they feel empowered and never limit themselves.

Medical Students for Health Advocacy (MSHA)

The purpose of the MSHA it to provide a platform for the promotion of equitable healthcare for all. They seek to provide opportunities for diverse individuals to engage with the understanding that we are to treat all people in accordance with their needs and desires as they actually are and not merely as we perceive them. Furthermore, they provide an opportunity for members to explore the social, economic, and policy issues that influence the health and well being of our community.

 

Membership for student organizations is open to any student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

In addition to the student organizations listed, students have the opportunity to start new organizations to align with their desired interests.


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