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 Women's Association (AMWA) 
  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
  • Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS)
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Basketball Interest Group
  • Border Health Project (BHP)
  • Camp Cardiac
  • Cardiology Interest Group
  • Christian Medical Fellowship
  • Dermatology Interest Group
  • Doc-4-A-Day
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
  • Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
  • Funny Bones (Improv Group)
  • Geriatrics Interest Group
  • Green Peas
  • Hiking Interest Group
  • HIMED (Holistic and Integrative Medicine) Interest Group
  • Infectious Disease Special Interest Group
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • Internal Shredicine (Surfing) Interest Group
  • Interventional Radiology Interest Group
  • LMSA- Latino Medical Student Association
  • Med Mindset
  • Medical Humanities Interest Group 
  • Medical Students for Choice
  • Medical Students for Justice (MS4J)
  • Muddy Lotus
  • Neurosurgery Interest Group
  • Nutrition Interest Group
  • Nutrition Kitchen Project
  • OB-GYN Interest Group
  • Oncology Interest Group
  • Ophthalmology Interest Group 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group
  • Otolaryngology Interest Group
  • Premedical Advising by Medical Students (PAMS)
  • Pediatrics Interest Group
  • Personal Finances for Future Physicians
  • Plastic Surgery Interest Group
  • Premedical Advising by Medical Students (PAMS)
  • Psychiatry Student Interest Group
  • Radiation Oncology Interest Group 
  • Radiology Interest Group
  • Reality Changers Medical Scholars 
  • Refugee Health Alliance
  • Research Interest Group
  • SAFE 
  • SNMA
  • South Asian Medical Students Association (SAMoSA)
  • Special Olympics Interest Group
  • Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Interest Group (SMOIG)
  • SSOAR (Strengthening Significnt Others and Relationships)
  • Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
  • Students for a National Health Program 
  • Surgery Interest Group
  • Team Building and Conflict Resolution Interest Group
  • The Big Picture of Medicine (BPM)
  • The Global Health Organization
  • The Human Condition
  • Transplant Surgery Interest Group
  • Triton Tri Hards
  • UCSD LGBTQ-PhaM
  • UCSD SOM Mentors
  • Ultrasound Medicine Interest Group
  • Ultrasounds A Cappella
  • UV & Me
  • Value-Based Medicine Interest Group 
  • White Coat Noise