Student Organizations

Student Government

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

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

Student Medical Education Council (SMEC) - SMEC is a standing committee of the Bridges Executive Operations Committee, which provides oversight and make recommendations for curriculum change to the Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy. SMEC encourages student participation in, and learning about, medical education; to facilitate adoption of student-driven initiatives; and to engage students in key updates, communications, and feedback sessions. Contact: Committee Co-Chairs, Zachary Brown, Class of 2024, Delaney Tevis, Class of 2025, Sophia Wang, Class of 2026 & Allison Chang, Class of 2027.

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.


Full List of Specialty Interest Groups
Group Name Contact Information Advisor(s)
Anesthesia Interest Group Jeffrey Sall
Bioethics Interest Group Angelo Marsiglio
Black Men in Medicine

Rosny Daniel
Brain Interest Group Alexandra Nelson
Dermatology Interest Group Ryan Arakaki
Emergency Medicine Interest Group Aaron Harries
Family Medicine Interest Group Eushavia Bogan Maanvi Mittal
Global Cancer Interest Research Group Katherine Steitz
Global Health Interest Group TBD  
Global Surgery Student Alliance at UCSF Health Michael Lipnick
Health Policy Interest Group TBD  
Health Technology Interest Group Aenor Sawyer
Immunology Interest Group Student Coordinators:
Isaac Benque & Anita Qualls
Mark Anderson
Internal Medicine Interest Group Cindy Lai
Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group Anand Dhruva
Muriel Steele Society Medical Student Committee

Lucy Kornblith

Madhulika Varma

Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group OBGYN MedEd Team OBGYN MedEd Team
Oncology Interest Group Michelle Hermiston
Orthopaedics Interest Group Dan Peterson Nikki Schroeder
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Interest Group TBD Patricia Loftus
Pathology Student Interest Group Rageshree Ramachandran
Plastic Surgery Interest Group

Scott Hansen
Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Health Sciences Education TBD Sally Graglia
Psychiatry Interest Group at UCSF Descartes Li
Society of Women in Medicine Catherine Lomen-Hoerth
Student National Medical Association Denise Davis
Students for Organized Medicine Jack Resneck
Surgery Interest Group Andre Campbell
The Healer's Art Camila De Pierola Casalino Thomas McNalley

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