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.


Derana Barnhart,

Oumou Bah,

Ismael Miller,

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.


Sai Shah (, Nathaniel Bridge (, Jake Matthews (


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: William Collins,
Alt/State Delegate: Sachin Mischra,
Community Outreach Chair: Waheed Asif,
Policy Chair: Ling Xie,
Recruitment Chair: Amrutha Doniparthi,
Treasurer/Secretary: Jake Matthews,


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. 

Co-Presidents: Anthony McCoy( and Thomas Larsen (


American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

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

President: Brittany Gratreak,
Co-Vice President: Swetha Atluri,
Co-Vice President: Kirsten Pickard,
Treasurer/Secretary: Alicia Sandoval,
Community Outreach Chair: Chrissy Hall,, and Megan Hauer,


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.

Leadership: Whitney Frick, and Ramya Amesh,


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 2020-2021 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: Jeff Tolson,

Vice President: Nathaniel Bridge,

Treasurer: Ling Xie,

ASTEC Simulation Coordinator: Diego Urbina,

Research Coordinator: Simeon Smith,

Shadow Coordinator: Emily Wusterbarth, ewusterbarth@email.arizona

Plastic Surgery Chair: Daniel Kitts, danielkitts@email.arizona

Orthopedics Chair: John Raynak,

Pediatric Chair: Matthew Murray,



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: Paul Nguyen,
Co-Vice President: Brian Tran,
Co-Vice President: Kathy Kuang,
Secretary: Kathy Ohe,
Treasurer: Bao Thai,
Outreach Coordinator: Jun Lee,
Undergraduate Liaison: Connor Vuong,


Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS)

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

President: Natasha Hilt,