Student Affairs

Student Clubs

African American Medical Student Association

African American Medical Student Association

Student group for African American medical students and those interested in AA health disparities.

AAMSA seeks to promote diversity and enrichment of the student body at UACOM. This club will serve as a medium to foster the development of African American medical students on our campus while serving as a resource for prospective medical students and provide a platform to address health disparities prevalent among the African American community.

Chair: Shannon Collins,

Secretary: James Onwuzurike,

Outreach Coordinator: Toyosi


Aging Interest Group

This club promotes awareness of health issues pertaining to older patients across every specialty in medicine.  Students are invited to participate in the Senior Mentor Program, Geriatric Elective, volunteer events in the community, and physician shadowing/discussions.

President: Samantha Russell,

Vice President: Jayce Pangilinan,

Events Coordinator: Danny Hintze,


American Medical Association (AMA)

Medical students are represented in the AMA through their own democratic, policy-making body: the American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS).

Core Purpose
The AMA-MSS is dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership, and promoting activism for the health of America.

Envisioned Future
The AMA-MSS strives to be the medical students' leading voice for improving medical education, advancing health care and advocating for the future of medicine.


Chair: Angela Wu,

Vice Chair: Jayce Pangilinan,

Community Outreach and Membership Chair: Zoey Harris,

Legislation and Policy Chair: Zachary Rockov,

Class of 2019 National Delegate: Daniel Hintze,

Class of 2019 State Delegate: Marisela Mariscal,


Class of 2017 National Delegate: Kelly Hager

Class of 2018 National Delegate: Alejandro Lecinas Sanabria

Class of 2018 State Delegate: Jared Brock


American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

AMSA is a student run organization that focuses on international health, student well-being, and minorities and women in medicine. 

President: Sophia Spadafore,

Vice President/Treasurer: Diana Biggs,

National Liason: Claire Lamneck,


American Women's Association (AMWA)

This organization is dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s healthcare.

President: Jayce Pangilinan,

Vice-President: Toyosi Oduyemi,

Treasurer: Natalie Jo Horwitz,

Secretary: Shawna Chagoury,

Events Subcommittee Chair: Serah Mbugua,

Community Outreach Chair: Theresa Thai,


Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG)

The Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) aims to promote an interest in anesthesiology and to foster mentoring relationships between medical students and anesthesiology faculty.

President: Ryan Grieger,

Vice President: Julia Sobel,

Treasurer: Brian Singer,

Secretary: Erika Velazquez,


Arizona Hematology Oncology Club

Cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in the world. As future doctors, we will all get to work and interact with cancer patient on some level. It is important for us to understand the different aspects of the disease and to know how to approach such experiences. While it might look like this club is geared towards students that are interested in hematology and oncology, others might find some of our activities beneficial for them as well. We plan on incorporating more patient centered lunch talks and possibly some volunteering activities.

Some of our current activities include lunch talks, bake sales and Relay for life. We are currently trying to come up with more activities and different ways to get involved in our local community and cancer prevention.

Head Coordinator: Zoey Harris,

Activities Coordinator: Jennifer Sedler,

Research Coordinator: Samantha Russell,

Treasurer: Theresa Thai,


Arizona Surgery Club (ASC)

The mission of the Arizona Surgery Club is to foster interests in surgery by providing students with resources to further their experiences.

Co-President: Ryan Palsma -

Co-President: Bryn Nisbet -

Treasurer: Zachary Rockov -

Club Outreach Coordinator: John Perkin -

ASTEC Simulation Coordinator: Austen Thompson

Animal/Cadaver Lab Coordinator: Pedram Montamedi

Research and Shadowing Coordinator: Peyton Nisson

Skills Trainers

Giulianna Repetti

Jared Barnett

Yadira Villalvazo


Asian/Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

An organization that explores the unique issues and challenges that pertain to Asian/Pacific-American medical students.

President: Abigail Ahyong,

Secretary/Treasurer: Christine Chiu,

Outreach and Diversity Coordinator: Ted Lin,


Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS)

A group that supports Native American Medical Students and promotes Native American Health.

Co-President: Sylvester Moses,

Co-President: Shannon Zullo,

Vice President: Lacy Manuelito,

Secretary: Marisela Mariscal,

Treasurer: Jeremy Gneck,