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American Medical Association (AMA)

Purpose: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health through leadership, excellence, integrity and ethical behavior.


  • President: Avani Patel
  • Vice president: Mary Elizabeth Butts
  • Delegate: William Ross
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Drew Desrosiers
  • Community outreach chair: Kandice Bailey

Advisor: Dr. Sharon Douglas

American Medical School Association (AMSA)

Purpose: The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.


  • President: Michelle Wheeler
  • Vice president: Osasu Adah
  • Treasurer: John Hanson

Advisor: Dr. Jerry Clark

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

Purpose: To bring together those in medicine and health-related fields to promote women's health and to support members' professional and personal development.


  • President: Ashley Pickering
  • Vice president: Saumya Goel
  • Treasurer: Katrina Johnson
  • Secretary: Kim Zachow
  • M2 class rep: Savannah Mitchell
  • M3 class rep: Morgan Davis
  • M4 class rep: Anindita Hassan
  • Membership coordinator: Nicole Novotny
  • Outreach coordinator: Erin Dyer

Advisor: Dr. Jerry Clark

American Physician Scientists Association (APSA)

Purpose: APSA is dedicated to career development and community building among physician-scientists in training. APSA also strives to be the student physician-scientists' leading voice for improving educational opportunities, advancing patient-oriented research, and advocating for the future of translational research.


  • President: Ezekiel Gonzalez
  • Vice president/National representative: Hannah Turbeville
  • Medical school liaison: Elliot Varney
  • Secretary: Jacob Pruett
  • Treasurer: Aaron Schwartz
  • Mentor chair: Jamarius Waller
  • Event chair: Shelley Rae Edwards

Advisor: Dr. Sean Didion

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)

Purpose: The OSR is the student branch of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The OSR is charged with the representation of undergraduate medical student body of the United States to the academic medicine community; the OSR's constituency comprises all medical students. The concerns of the OSR lie exclusively within academic medicine and medical education.

Advisor: Dr. Jerry Clark

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Purpose: Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of undeserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.


  • President: Jared Vaugan
  • Vice president: Shanesse Spratt
  • Secretary: Skiey Hardin
  • Treasurer: Taryn Ellis
  • Pipeline coordinator: Lorenzo Spencer

Advisor: LaFreda Sias

Student Physicians for Social Responsibility (SPSR)

Purpose: Focuses on community health, the environmental and the social physician commitment.


  • President: Adam Niolet
  • Vice president: James Roberts
  • Secretary: Roya Gordji
  • Treasurer: Eddie Mac Huddleston
  • Speaker liaison: Hardeep Uppal

Advisor: Dr. Alan Penman