SOM Student Organizations


American Academy of Neurology/ American Psychiatric Assn. (AAN/APA)
Presidents: Katherine Hu & Jessica Wang

The Neuropsychiatry Club was established for medical students interested in both the psychology of human behavior and the biology of the remarkable advances in brain science and research. Activities attract medical students with an interest not only in psychiatry and neurology, but also those with an interest in a vast array of medical fields.

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
President: Lekha Racharla

The AAPI-MSR is a local chapter of the parent organization AAPI-MSR and was established to represent medical students and physicians of Indian origin. The goals of this organization are to assist the AAPI-MSR in promoting the professional, political, and social goals of Indian- American medical students and resident physicians.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACOEP)
President: Jessica Lim

The Emergency Medicine Club is dedicated to exposing fellow students to various aspects of emergency medicine through speakers, hands-on demonstrations, presentations, and field trips. Topics generally include an introduction to emergency medicine, career opportunities in this field, and practical skills applicable to both hospital and pre-hospital emergency care. This organization is a student branch of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

American College of Family Physicians (ACOFP)
President: Frances Ding

ACOFP is a national organization which is represented by student chapters within each osteopathic medical school. This organization functions in developing interest in osteopathic family medicine among students, promoting an improved understanding of family medicine through education and public service, and supporting the development of educational opportunities in family medicine.

American Geriatric Society (AGS)
President: Shruti Goel

The American Geriatric Society is an organization established to encourage interest in the field of geriatric medicine and to ensure a multidisciplinary interaction between faculty, students, and the community for the advancement of health and well-being in the elderly population.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

President: Melissa Melendez

AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

President: Nikitha Kothari

The objective of the Anesthesiology Interest Group is to unite all members of the UMDNJ-SOM community and to participate in interactive functions pertaining to both the medical and general community as well as to educate the UMDNJ student body on anesthesiology, its practices and the process of becoming an anesthesiologist.

American Osteopathic College of Pathologists (AOCP)

Cardiology Club

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Association (CAMA)

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

Infectious Disease Club

International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)

Jewish Osteopathic Medical Association (JOMA)

President: Samuel Werner

LGBT Association of Students of Health

Medical Students for Choice (MS4C)

National Osteopathic Women's Physician Association (NOWPA)
President: Nicole Gentile

The National Osteopathic Women Physicians Association (NOWPA) is a professional organization that promotes the strength and growth of women physicians and students. This group works toward the recognition of women osteopathic physicians and acts to address the needs of women within the health care profession.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Club (Ob/Gyn)
President: Nicole Gentile

The OB/GYN Society is an organization open to all students interested in primary care for women. This society meets once a month for an informal lecture and discussion presented by a faculty member in either obstetrics or gynecology. Attendance at these meetings offers the opportunity to gain medical knowledge in a casual setting, as well as the opportunity to interact with attending OB/GYN faculty and/or guest lecturers.

Positive Alternative Youth Outreach (PAYO)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club (PM&R)
President: Jang Hwan "Peter" Bae

The PM&R Club attempts to educate fellow students about physical medicine and rehabilitation. Several outside speakers/lecturers are invited to club meetings to discuss a variety of issues regarding this specialty.

Radiology Club

Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS)
President: Todd Mingin

The UMDNJ - SOM Chapter of the AMOPS was established in recognition of the unique position osteopathic physicians occupy within the United States Armed Forces. The primary goals of the chapter are to provide information concerning the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the Armed Forces; information exchange between all class levels, alumni, and AMOPS contacts for prospective and current students interested in military service opportunities; and information concerning military life in general.

Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)

President: Kathy Chou

Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO)
President: Dennis DeBernardis

The goal of the Orthopedic Club is to educate fellow students about the specialty of orthopedics including current issues and advances in orthopedics. The club focuses on educational programs for the SOM community including their annual “casting clinic”. The Orthopedic Club provides numerous opportunities for “hands-on” instruction provided by the club’s faculty advisor as well as other faculty members. Future opportunities in this field are also an active part of club meetings and discussions.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
President: Kristyn Smith

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry Medical Schools, SNMA boasts nearly thirty years of committed service to communities. It continues to advocate for improved, culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for neglected or underserved populations.

Student Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine (SOASM)

President: Juliana Heimer

The Sports Medicine Club is the student chapter of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, and was established for individuals interested in entering the field of sports medicine as a career and for those interested in learning how to diagnose and treat injuries common to athletic participants. Activities include taping and casting clinics, guest speakers, on-field/ sideline participation at local high school sporting events, and a series of lectures dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries.

Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA)
President: Brandon Mahon

This organization functions through interactive educational programs which deal with Internal Medicine and associated sub-specialties.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
President: Nicole Hartmann

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) is the national student organization of the American Osteopathic Association, and was founded in 1970 to promote the ideals and purposes of osteopathic medicine as a philosophy, a science, and an art. This organization’s goal lies in the desire to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and to prepare future osteopathic physicians to meet social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession.

Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)
President: Linsey Cromwell

The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association was established to encourage and educate students in surgical techniques and procedures. Various lectures given by practicing physicians are complemented by hands-on sessions to create an extraordinary learning experience.

Student Pediatric Medical Association (SPMA)
President: Lauren Matera

The Student Pediatric Medical Association is the student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and was established to provide an avenue for the advancement of knowledge and understanding of pediatric medicine. This organization focuses on sponsoring, promoting, and encouraging educational programs concerned with pediatric medicine, in addition to the provision of community service and volunteer work to the children of our community.

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