Addiction in Medicine
The Addiction in Medicine SIG strives to make a connection between medical education and addiction. Addiction can happen to both patients as well as providers alike. The Addiction in Medicine SIG strives to educate medical students on the personal, physiological, and treatment aspect of all addictions.
Arab Medical Student Association
The Arab Medical Student Association will aim to promote cultural competence among the CMU College of Medicine student-body so they may better understand their future patients and peers. This platform allows for cultural enrichment of our peers in that they would become more familiar with Arab peoples and cultures.
Business in Medicine
The Business in Medicine SIG exists in order to provide business acumen to our students not otherwise provided in the everyday curriculum. The SIG is focused on providing students the opportunity to network with local physicians, hospital administrators, and business leaders. In addition, through speaker presentations and community events, we hope to provide students with valuable knowledge that can one day help them achieve their professional goals. This includes, but is not limited to, opening a practice, working as an administrator, developing a novel medical product, or starting a small business.
Christians in Medicine
Bible studies and discussion of how to maintain your faith while practicing medicine as well as your rights in controversial situations.
College of Medicine Community Health
Our mission is to go out into the community and distribute food to people that is grown by the SIG. We will also maintain a community garden.
College of Medicine Student Magazine
The College of Medicine Student Magazine is a student-run publication designed to be a creative outlet for College of Medicine students. There will be two components to the magazine: an online publication consisting of monthly columns, poetry, and other contributions and an annual publication. To make submissions to the magazine please email the editors at
Disabilities in Medicine
Focuses on the disabilities you will encounter as a physician and how to help, treat and respond to patients with disabilities.
Evidence Based Medicine
The Evidence Based Medicine Interest Group will strengthen student's use of evidence-based medicine in their clinical knowledge. The EBM Interest Group will offer exposure and training in evaluating landmark clinical trails and surgical and exercise interventions across all areas of medicine. This type of training is currently not available to the College of Medicine students and serves to prepare students for their clinical years and beyond.
Health and Nutrition
This SIG aims to educate students about the roles of nutrition and exercise on health and quality of life. Through our events, we also intend to introduce students to ways in which they can help future patients incorporate these important practices into their lives. Past and pending events include health fairs, fitness classes, and educational session with a registered dietitian, a session on how mental health is impacted by addiction, etc.
Immersion: Spanish Culture and Language
A group to learn medical Spanish and cultural competency to ultimately implement these skills in clinical contexts in rural, urban and possibly international locations.
LBGTQ Equality in Medicine
Promoting an understanding that there are LGBTQ patients out there and helping to build a foundation on how to best treat them and provide care for them as your patients.
Provide a forum for students to learn about, explore and discuss ethical issues related to healthcare.
Medical Students for Choice
Despite being one of the most common medical procedures, abortion is not being taught to most medical students. Less than half of our members learned about first-trimester surgical abortion from their schools. When future doctors are not educated on abortion and family planning, they are unable to offer their patients the full range of reproductive health care. Medical Students for Choice fights to keep choice a reality for women by creating abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.
Medicine in Media
This SIG aims to identify movie clips and TV episodes with relevant clinical situations and discuss the clinical relevance and pathophysiology of those situations in coordination with current College of Medicine courses.
Native Americans in Medicine
Native Americans are at an increased risk for developing various health conditions such as diabetes, addiction, and mental health issues. Rural tribes also may have inadequate access to care. We aim to help increase awareness.
This SIG is working to impact local communities by increasing access to basic medical supplies, education and support for those who need it. They are working to provide sustainable basic medical and hygiene supplies for homeless and underserved populations.
A group that looks at the diseases that are very low in prevalence and how to identify them.
Research in Medicine
This SIG aims to further develop the research culture at the College of Medicine. This involves making students aware of the research opportunities available for medical students and professionals in the fields of both basic and clinical sciences. The events would include faculty members presenting their research foci and improving students' research profiles (i.e. what makes an effective poster, etc.)
Technology in Medicine
Technology in Medicine SIG is part of an effort to help integrate the use of mobile phone applications into the treatments of our future patients.
Therapy through Music
Medical students exploring how to use music to establish a therapeutic relationship with patients. Specifically, learning to employ music in addressing the emotional, cognitive and social needs of patients.
This Special Interest Group is designed to expose medical students to ultrasound techniques before their third and forth years.
Focus on medical care in settings with limited resources, consults, or time. Includes prevention/risk minimization, stabilizing patients, and evacuation.
Women in Medicine/FEMMED
Focus on women in medicine and how to navigate the healthcare system as a female doctor.