SOM Student Organizations

 

American Academy of Neurology/ American Psychiatric Assn. (AAN/APA)
President: Stephen Mateka        matekast@umdnj.edu

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: Priya Patel       patel251@umdnj.edu

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: William Gartlan        gartlawi@umdnj.edu

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: Patricia Hughes       hughespr@umdnj.edu

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: Annie Lin       linaa@umdnj.edu

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: Raymond Chen      chenrm@umdnj.edu

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.

Anesthesiology
President: Mahima Shah       shah65@umdnj.edu

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 Association of Sports Medicine (AOASM)

President: Megan Jimenez       jimeneml@umdnj.edu

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.

American Osteopathic College of Pathologists (AOCP)

President: Andrea DiMaio       dimaioal@umdnj.edu

Cardiology Club
President: Justin Berkowitz       berkowjl@umdnj.edu

The purpose of the Cardiology Club is to educate fellow students about the field of cardiology including current issues and advances in cardiology. The club focuses on educational programs for the SOM community along with opportunities to network with faculty and guest lecturers. Choosing cardiology as a specialty is also discussed with opportunities to gain information regarding the pursuance of cardiology as the field of choice provided.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Association (CAMA)
President: Brittany Perry       perryb1@umdnj.edu

CAMA explores the alternatives and complements to conventional treatment by sharing knowledge of preventative medicine, eastern medicine, naturopathy, and manipulative medicine. We focus on holistic forms of treatment and these forms will be presented in lectures, presentations, and/or events for the upcoming year.

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
President: Jasen Sood       soodja@umdnj.edu

CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education, and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.

Infectious Disease Club

President: Diana Bacal       bacaldi@umdnj.edu

International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)
President: Jumana Jaloudi       jaloudju@umdnj.edu

The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) is an international non-governmental organization for medical students in 86 countries around the world interested in global health. The purpose of IFMSA-USA is to promote international health awareness among U.S. medical students through education, exchange, and activism while fostering a spirit of international cooperation among medical students worldwide. IFMSA is a new organization on the SOM campus, and we strive to support SOM students interested in international health opportunities such as conferences, summer village projects, and international elective rotations

Jewish Osteopathic Medical Association (JOMA)
President:       @umdnj.edu

The primary goal of the Jewish Osteopathic Medical Association (JOMA) is to unite all members of the UMDNJ-SOM community; educate the UMDNJ-SOM community on Jewish practice as it relates to healthcare; to educate the local Jewish communities about the osteopathic medical profession. Numerous speakers inside the SOM community as well as from the general public are invited to attend meetings and speak on the goals as previously mentioned.

LGBT Association of Students of Health

President: Jules Chyten-Brennan       chytenju@umdnj.edu

Medical Students for Choice (MS4C)
President: Michele Style      stylemk@umdnj.edu

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is a national non-profit organization representing over 10,000 medical students and residents at 134 medical schools in the U.S. and Canada. MSFC at UMDNJ-SOM is dedicated to increasing awareness of reproductive health issues, providing a forum for medical students to discuss these topics, and offering resources and support to future abortion providers and pro-choice physicians. In addition to what MSFC has to offer you on campus, the national MSFC office has amazing training opportunities and grants that are available all year round.

National Osteopathic Women's Physician Association (NOWPA)
President: Roshni Patel       patel254@umdnj.edu

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: Kourtney Krohn       krohnkl@umdnj.edu

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)

President: Megan Jimenez       jimeneml@umdnj.edu

PAYO is an organization on campus that works hand-in-hand with the Boys and Girls Club of Camden to introduce new forms of learning to inner-city children.  We use any talent that you may have, including art, music, sports, tutoring, and playing with the children.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club (PM&R)
President: Chuck Wisniewski       wisnieca@umdnj.edu

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
President: Satvik Shah       satvik.shah@umdnj.edu

The Radiology Society is an organization open to all students of the UMDNJ - SOM community and all of its affiliates. Attendance at our meetings presents the opportunity to learn the various modalities offered by the field of radiology; to build professional skills in learning to identify anatomical structures and certain disease processes and medical illness; and to raise awareness concerning innovations and advancements in the realm of radiology.

Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS)
President: Brittany Herits       heritsbr@umdnj.edu

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: Maria Geyman       geymanma@umdnj.edu

Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO)
President: Ben Brown       brownbc@umdnj.edu

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: Magdala Chery       chermk@umdnj.edu

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 Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA)
President: Rebecca Rothstein       rothstrj@umdnj.edu

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

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
President: Robert Gesumaria       gesumarc@umdnj.edu

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: Ben Brown       brownbc@umdnj.edu

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)
Co-Presidents: Svetlana Fleyshmakher       fleyshsv@umdnj.edu

Sabrina Solorzano       solorzsm@umdnj.edu

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.

Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (UAAO)
President: Lori Hener       henerlo@umdnj.edu

The goal of UAAO is to bring the principles and practices of osteopathy to the students of the UMDNJ-SOM campus. This club functions through review sessions aimed at refining the skills of osteopathic manipulation and the provision of workshops led by skilled physicians which may bring new dimensions to osteopathic treatment modalities.

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