Student Organizations

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) supports a wide variety of Student Organizations & Interest Groups. These groups offer students an opportunity to meet, formally and informally,  through common interests and goals, participate in leadership experiences, and create balance in their lives as medical students.

Any student is free to start a new organization and/or join a group that already exists.  The OSA and the UC San Diego School of Medicine strive to support all registered student organizations equally by providing advice, event planning, financial assistance and programmatic support.

The UC San Diego School of Medicine has a wide range of interest groups.  Everything from the local chapter of the American Medical Student Association to Dermatology;  Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, Ultrasound Medicine and Radiology. We also support many groups that are outside of medical interest such as  Music,  LGBT, Maimonides Society and Surfing. We have an interest group for everyone here!

  • American Medical Association UC San Diego SOM Chapter
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • American Medical Women's Association, SD Chapter (AMWA)
  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
  • Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
  • Border Health Project (BHP)
  • Boxing, Kickboxing & Self Defense Interest Group
  • California Medical Association UC San Diego Chapter
  • Cardiology Interest Group
  • Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF)
  • Dermatology Interest Group
  • Critical Care Interest Group
  • Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group
  • Family Medicine Interest Group
  • Global Health Interest Group
  • Golf Interest Group for UCSD SOM Community
  • Green Peas
  • HEALTH - Helping Everyone Actively Live Their Healthiest
  • Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFIT)
  • heART in Hand
  • History of Medicine Interest Group
  • Holistic & Integrative Medicine (HI-Med)
  • Indian Arts
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • Interventional Radiology Interest Group
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
  • LGBTQ-PhaM
  • Maimonides Society
  • Making Medicine Equal Student Interest Group
  • Medical Students for Choice  (MS4C)
  • Medical Students for Justice
  • Muslim Medical Student Association
  • Neurosurgery Student Interest Group (NSIG)
  • OB/GYN Interest Group
  • Oncology Interest Group
  • Ophthalmology Interest Group
  • Orthopedic Interest Group
  • Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surgery Interest Group
  • Pathology Interest Group
  • Pediatrics Interest Group
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility at UCSD
  • Politics in Medicine Interest Group
  • Psychiatry Student Interest Group
  • Radiology Interest Group (RADIG)
  • Real MD Club de Futbol
  • S.A.I.L. (Sailing Association Interest League)
  • SOM Mentors Program
  • Strengthening Significant Others and Relationship (SSOAR)
  • Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)
  • Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
  • Student National Medical Association
  • Surf Interest Group
  • Surgery Interest Group
  • Transplant Surgery Interest Group
  • Ultrasounds a Cappella
  • Ultrasound Medicine Interest Group
  • Urology Interest Group
  • Volleyball Interest Group
  • WellnUS
  • White Coat Noise
  • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WildMed)