Student Affairs

Student Clubs

African American Medical Student Association (AAMSA)

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.

President: Bryan Little,
Vice President: Caylan Moore,
Outreach Coordinator: Brandon Walls,


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.

*Club is inactive for the 2019-2020 school year.


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.

National Delegate: Meera Kapadia,
Alt/State Delegate: Apoorva Bhaskara,
Chapter Chair: Annelore Trujillo,
Policy Chair: Marine Khachatryan,
Recruitment Chair: Nicolas Fandino,
Treasurer/Secretary: Amanda Rugg,


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. 

*Club is inactive for the 2019-2020 school year. 


American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

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

Co-President: Sarah Fermawi,
Co-President:Rita Bedrossian,
Vice president: Cassandra Villia,
Treasurer/Secretary: Lana Elcic,
Community Outreach Chair: Autri Hafezi, and Layne Jordan,


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: Gabriel Portillo,


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 a 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.

*Club is inactive for the 2019-2020 school year.

Arizona Surgery Club (ASC)

This organization provides an opportunity to learn about surgery through observation and interaction with other students and physicians.

President: Lyndsay Hess,


Asian/Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

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

*Club is inactive for the 2019-2020 school year.


Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS)

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

President: Natasha Hilt,