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Medical Education
Medical Student Education

Student Organizations

Student Government

Associated Students of the School of Medicine (ASSM) - The School of Medicine's Student Governing Body. (Website requires login to iROCKET.)

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) - GPSA develops, promotes, and regulates professional and graduate student governments and activities.


Registered Clubs & Organizations

Registered Clubs & Organizations (RCOs) cover a broad range of interests, including educational, social, cultural, artistic, recreational, political and spiritual. Any volunteer organization whose membership is comprised primarily of UCSF students, faculty, and/or staff may apply for registration. For more information on registration, benefits, and a complete list of RCOs, please visit the Office of Student Life's online management system for RCOs at

Interest Groups

Getting involved with interest groups is a great way for students to learn more about various careers in medicine. Students connect with faculty, community physicians, residents, and senior medical students to learn more about: career and professional options, career lifestyles, research and educational opportunities, shadowing opportunities, schedule planning, residency application tips/resources.

  • Aging & Palliative Care Interest Group
  • Anesthesia Interest Group -- Contacts: Marie Lim or (415) 476-2851 and Dr. Jeffrey Sall (faculty sponsor)
  • Brain Interest Group
  • Child Neurology Interest Group
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group --  Contacts: Dr. David Duong and Dr. Barbara Kilian. Subscribe to the listserv here.
  • Family Medicine Interest Group -- Contacts: Dr. Margo Vener (faculty advisor) or Roy Johnston (coordinator of FMIG activities). You may also visit the Virtual Family Medicine Interest Group (non-UCSF website).
  • Global Health Interest Group
  • Health Technology Interest Group
  • International Health Interest Group -- Subscribe to the listserv by sending an email message here. In the body of the message type: subscribe intl yourname
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group -- Contact: Dr. Cindy Lai (faculty advisor)
  • Interventional Radiology Group - Faculty Contacts: Vishal Agarwal, MD & Evan Lehrman, MD; Contact Email:
  • Minimally-Invasive Surgery Interest Group
  • OBGYN Interest Group (OGIG)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group
  • Pathology Student Interest Group (PSIG)
  • Pediatrics Interest Group - Student contacts: Sonja Swenson, Norah Liang, Michelle Paik, and Danielle Perez
  • Psychiatry Interest Group - Contact Dr. Phyllis Cath
  • Public Health Interest Group
  • Radiology Interest Group
  • Student Medical Education Interest Group
  • Surgery Interest Group
  • Vision and Ophthalmology Interest Group

Student Organizations