Student 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 visit the Student Organizations website.
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.