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.
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.
The Cardiology Student Interest Group is a student-led group that's main purpose is to promote the field of cardiology, as well as to provide students with the exposure and a better understanding of the field of cardiology. This is done via various guest speaker presentations, enriching workshops, and volunteer opportunities that allow students to delve into the cardiology field, as well as its subspecialties.
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.
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.
Otolaryngology is a medical specialty, which is focused on the ears, nose, and throat. It is also called otolaryngology-head and neck surgery because specialists are trained in both medicine and surgery. They are often called an ear, nose and throat doctor or ENT.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
PM&R, or Physiatry, aims to restore functional ability, reduce pain, and enhance quality of life for those with disabilities or physical impairment. Common injuries that PM&R physicians treat include traumatic brain injuries, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries.
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.)
Focus on medical care in settings with limited resources, consults, or time. Includes prevention/risk minimization, stabilizing patients, and evacuation.