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 [email protected].

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

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 [email protected] Jeffrey Sall
Bioethics Interest Group [email protected] Angelo Marsiglio
Black Men in Medicine

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Rosny Daniel
Brain Interest Group [email protected] Alexandra Nelson
Dermatology Interest Group [email protected] Ryan Arakaki
Emergency Medicine Interest Group [email protected] Aaron Harries
Family Medicine Interest Group [email protected] Margo Vener
Global Cancer Interest Research Group [email protected] Katherine Steitz
Global Health Interest Group [email protected] Mylo Schaaf
Global Surgery Student Alliance at UCSF Health [email protected] Michael Lipnick
Health Policy Interest Group [email protected] Ari Hoffman
Health Technology Interest Group [email protected] Aenor Sawyer
Immunology Interest Group Student Coordinators:
Isaac Benque & Anita Qualls
Mark Anderson
Internal Medicine Interest Group [email protected] Cindy Lai
Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group [email protected] Anand Dhruva
Muriel Steele Society Medical Student Committee [email protected]

Lucy Kornblith

Madhulika Varma

Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group Angel Fluet Ida Shunk
Oncology Interest Group [email protected] Michelle Hermiston
Orthopaedics Interest Group Dan Peterson Nikki Schroeder
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Interest Group [email protected] Patricia Loftus
Pathology Student Interest Group [email protected] Rageshree Ramachandran
Plastic Surgery Interest Group

[email protected]
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Scott Hansen
Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Health Sciences Education [email protected] Sally Graglia
Psychiatry Interest Group at UCSF   Madeleine Lansky
Society of Women in Medicine [email protected] Catherine Lomen-Hoerth
Student National Medical Association [email protected] Denise Davis
Students for Organized Medicine [email protected] Jack Resneck
Surgery Interest Group [email protected] Andre Campbell
The Healer's Art [email protected] Steven Bromer

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