mcw Student DIVERSITY CAMPUS Organizations and Community Outreach

Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to become active in community outreach programs.  Students utilize their creative energies to sponsor health fairs, high school career day visits, and are available to participate in the numerous programs and activities sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs/Diversity.

Medical students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to become active in student organizations and interest groups that reflect cultural, ethnic, religious and gender diversity. Below are a few that may be of interest to you. For a complete listing of our student organizations and interest groups, please see the alphabetical list below.

Student Orgs

  • Applicant Host Program (AHP) - an alumni sponsored student group that give interviewing applicants insight into life as an MCW medical student.
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) - national organization that advocates Asian Pacific American issues and concerns within the health care field, serves the community and enhances cultural awareness.
  • American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) – works to promote the advancement of women in medicine through educational seminars, student interactions and leadership opportunities
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) - national organization committed to raising awareness about the Latino culture, improve the health of the Latino community and provide support  to diverse medical students.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM) - works to cultivate an environment of safety and pride for current and future students of all sexual orientations and gender identities through activism, education and a diverse membership.
  • Partnership for Urban Medical Education and Advancement (PUMA) – community service group that mentors middle school students at Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS).
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) - devoted to mentoring, violence prevention, and environmental health by serving as conduits for positive social change.
  • Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured (SCU) - provides medical services and resources to Milwaukee’s uninsured while simultaneously providing early clinical exposure.
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA) - national organization that supports current/future underrepresented minority medical students,  addresses needs of underserved communities and works to increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

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Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI)
American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM)
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG)
Applicant Host Program

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Association for Integrative and Complementary Medicine (AICM)


Christian Medical Association (CMA)
Council of Presidents (COPS)


Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)


Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)


Family Practice Student Association (FPSA)


Global Health Interest Group (GHIG)


HELD Screening Venue


Islamic Medical Association (Medical and Graduate Student Chapter)


Jewish Student Union


La Raza Medical Association (La RaMA)
Latter-Day Saints Students' Association (LDSSA)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM)


Medical College of Wisconsin Council on AIDS: Reaching Out and Educating Students (MCW CARES)
MCW Senior Yearbook Committee
Medical Engineering Interest Group (MEIG)
Medical Humanities  Group (MHG)
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
Medical Students for Life (MSFL)
Medical Student Spouses and Significant Others Association (MSSA)
Military Medical Student Association (MMSA)
Music Interest Group (MIG)


Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group (OGIG)
Organization for Student Representatives (OSRO
Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)
Otolaryngology Interest Group (OIG)


Partnership for Urban Medical Education and Advancement (PUMA)
Pathology Interest Group
Pediatric Interest Group
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Chapter (PDE)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Physicians for the Arts (PFA)
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group (PRSIG)


Radiology Interest Group (RIG)
Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG)


Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured
Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)
Student Assembly
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
Student Surgical Society
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)


Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

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