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 USCSOMG, 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
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.
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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