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Campus Organizations

Children's Issues Organizations and Projects

Pediatric Interest Group

They have a number of contacts to work with kids on a regular basis as well as annual projects such as a Christmas Party at Le Bonheur.

For more information contact:

President - Niyomi Ghandi
Email: utpedsgroup@gmail.com
Website: Pediatrics Interest Group

Minority Issues Organizations and Projects

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Has a number of protocols (or projects) involved in extensive community outreach. Some of these include: encouraging interest in the medical professions among minorities for elementary age up to college age students (as well as aiding those students as they pursue a career in medicine), violence prevention with adolescents, participation in local health fairs, tutoring sessions for area students, sex education for teens, AIDS education, ACT preparation for high school students, tissue organ donor education and recruitment project, working with young girls to teach self-awareness and self-respect, and spending social time with children in local hospitals.

For more information contact:
Cynthia Anunobi
Website: https://uthsc.edu/snma/

Black Student Association (BSA)

Involved in minority issues and projects similar to those listed above for the SNMA.

For more information contact:
Chelsea Butler
Website: https://www.uthsc.edu/bsa/

Clínica Esperanza

Clínica Esperanza (Clinic of Hope) serves uninsured, Hispanic patients each Wednesday evening from 5:30-9:00 pm. With the support of Christ Community Clinic, Clínica Esperanza has helped meet the medical needs of hundreds of patients over the last three years. The clinic is completely run by volunteers. Student volunteers from all four medical school classes come each week and serve as interpreters, work in the lab, help update patient records, and interview and examine patients under the direction of attending physicians. The attending physicians from the departments of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Ob/Gyn provide patients with excellent care, while exemplifying for the students the importance of serving in the community as an essential part of the medical profession. Clínica Esperanza would also like to thank our faculty sponsors, Dr. Adams-Graves, Dr. Ellis, Dr. Lewis, and Dr. Steinhauer for their continued support as volunteer attendings.

Open Tuesday's from 6-9pm
Clinic Location: (In the Christ Community Building) 2861 Broad Ave Memphis, TN 38112
Email: clinicaesperanza@uthsc.edu

Steps to Sign-up at Clinica Esperanza:

  1. Log on to Banner
  2. Click Student
  3. Click Clinica Esperanza Scheduler
  4. Click on the date you wish to volunteer
  5. Under Person Type select whichever position suits you
    1. Clinic Leader if you are an M3/M4
    2. General Volunteer if an M1/M2
    3. Interpreter if you can interpret Medical Spanish
  6. Lab Volunteer if you have been trained in the lab specifically for Clinica Esperanza
  7. And, you are done!

Religious-Based Groups Involved in Service

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

The CMDA is involved in both ongoing local community service projects as well as opportunities to participate in international mission trips.

For more information contact:
Ken Nippert
Email: cmds@mindspring.com

Miscellaneous Organizations and Projects

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

In addition to an extensive online database for international opportunities on the national website, the UTHSC campus sector of AMSA provides opportunities for involvement in global health education and outreach.

Global Health Representative:
Sarah McIntyre
Website: https://www.uthsc.edu/amsa/

Phi Chi Fraternity

Local outreach projects include Habitat for Humanity and Heart Disease education for 4th and 5th graders through Variety Heart House.

For more information contact:
Zach Marlette
Website: https://www.uthsc.edu/phichi/

Last Published: Feb 1, 2017