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 ucsf.assm@gmail.com.

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, Carmen Lee, (Class of 2021), Elizabeth Liao (Class of 2022) and Mihir Joshi (Class of 2023). 

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 https://ucsf.campusgroups.com/home_login.

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 marcus.cummins@ucsf.edu Jeffrey Sall
Bioethics Interest Group joshua.norman@ucsf.edu Angelo Marsiglio
Black Men in Medicine

christopher.johnson@ucsf.edu

Rosny Daniel
Brain Interest Group ninad.bhat@ucsf.edu Alexandra Nelson
Dermatology Interest Group DermInterestGroup@derm.ucsf.edu Ryan Arakaki
Emergency Medicine Interest Group pasha.rahbari@ucsf.edu Aaron Harries
Family Medicine Interest Group Lily.Barnard@ucsf.edu Margo Vener
Global Cancer Interest Research Group jordyn.silverstein@ucsf.edu Katherine Steitz
Global Surgery Student Alliance at UCSF Health ucsfgssa@gmail.com Michael Lipnick
Health Policy Interest Group sarah.rosenberg-wohl@ucsf.edu Ari Hoffman
Health Technology Interest Group healthtech.ucsf@gmail.com Aenor Sawyer
Internal Medicine Interest Group jan.grandi@ucsf.edu Cindy Lai
Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group amy.penn@ucsf.edu Anand Dhruva
Muriel Steele Society Medical Student Committee womeninsurgeryucsf@gmail.com

Lucy Kornblith

Madhulika Varma

Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group Angel Fluet Ida Shunk
Oncology Interest Group dkim11@ucsf.edu Michelle Hermiston
Orthopaedics Interest Group Dan Peterson Nikki Schroeder
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Interest Group Rex.Lee@ucsf.edu Patricia Loftus
Pathology Student Interest Group PSIG.UCSF@ucsf.edu Rageshree Ramachandran
Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Health Sciences Education susan.wang@ucsf.edu Sally Graglia
Psychiatry Interest Group at UCSF corinneapril.conn@ucsf.edu Madeleine Lansky
Society of Women in Medicine anya.greenberg@ucsf.edu Catherine Lomen-Hoerth
Student National Medical Association snma.ucsf@gmail.com Denise Davis
Students for Organized Medicine austin.lee@ucsf.edu Jack Resneck
Surgery Interest Group sig.ucsf@gmail.com Andre Campbell
The Healer's Art briana.garcia@ucsf.edu Steven Bromer

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