UCSD Student Organizations 2013-2014

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Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professional Honor Society

A pre-health honor society with the purpose of connecting future health professionals and recognizing their achievements in their pursuit of a career in health. Activities include volunteering, educational programs and speakers at bi-weekly meetings including doctors, nurses, patients, medical students, pharmaceutical students, and more.

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American Medical Student Association

UCSD AMSA pre-medical chapter is dedicated to providing valuable resources for pre-medical students here at UCSD, as well as presenting opportunities for involvement in the health-care community. This year, our chapter will also be partnering up with the UCSD Medical School chapter to provide mentoring and joint community activites for our pre-medical students. It will be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn what medical school is like and to make valuable connections with students who have already been through the rigorous admissions processes required for medical school.

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American Pharmacists Association APhA-ASP at UCSD SSPPS

Our mission is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy. We are dedicated to increasing health awareness and addressing the health concerns of the San Diego community.

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Association of Student Pharmacists at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy

The purpose of this association shall be the development, promotion, and enhancement of the knowledge of pharmacy in the community, all in harmony with the educational interests of the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

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CaHPSA at UCSD

California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA) at UCSD aims to foster leadership and advocacy skills among health professional students to increase health equity, primarily through grassroot efforts, education and chapter growth, in support of comprehensive, guaranteed healthcare for all Californians. We work to create opportunities to network with professionals in an effort to engender a sense of professional responsibility among students to empower them to advocate for a health system change. We hope to educate students on the issues of the current healthcare system and inform them of more efficient healthcare models such as Single-Payer.

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California Society of Health-System Pharmacists-UCSD Student Chapter

The mission of the UCSD, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists is to make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems and the potential of this setting for expanding the base of pharmacy practice, provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems.

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Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine at UCSD

We are a pre-health undergraduate organization that is committed to providing support, guidance, and education in our pursuit for higher education in medicine. Our beliefs are deeply rooted in providing better health care for our underserved communities through service, empowerment, and improving access to culturally-competent health care.

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Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3)

The UCSD Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3) provides undergraduates with enriching experiences that will enhance their preparation for admission into professional school in the medical and other health professions. Through collaborations with the UCSD School of Medicine, faculty, community health care providers and others, HMP3 provides members with stimulating experiences designed to expand the mind and increase qualifications for entry into the health professions. HMP3 a

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Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment (HOPE)

Healthcare Opportunities Preparation & Empowerment at UCSD serves to assist underrepresented minority, first-generation, or financially disadvantaged students become more aware of the various fields of healthcare available to them.

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Insight Pre-Optometry

To provide UCSD students interested in the field of optometry with the information, support, and opportunities necessary to learn about the profession, the schools of optometry, and the application process.

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International Health Collective

The International Health Collective (or IHC) is a UCSD student-run non-profit organization that establishes a temporary free clinic in communities that need medical help around the world. Our first and primary goal is to assist underprivileged communities with free medical care, medicine, and health education to improve the prevalent illnesses seen in underdeveloped communities. Our secondary goal at IHC is to provide undergraduate students with the resources necessary to pursue their interests in the health care. These resources include first-hand experience in a public medical setting by personally assisting medical professionals. They also include seminars in which medical professionals of all specialties speak on personal experiences encountered in their field to give attendees choose which specialty to work toward. The International Health Collective serves the communities surrounding a temporary clinic site in Tijuana, Mexico, which functions during three Saturdays per school quarter. IHC strives to diagnose, supply medication, and provide health education to members of the Tijuana community with free doctor consultation, pharmacy care, and seminars. To provide these efficiently and effectively, IHC utilizes passionate staff members, comprehensive medical recording systems, and an efficient clinic layout. By coordinating emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, and medical doctors, as well as UCSD student volunteers, the entire staff of IHC is able to provide the Tijuana community with critical examinations, medication, and health education, as well as providing UCSD students with personal experiences and skill sets needed to guide students towards entering the Health Care Profession. All undergraduate students are welcome to apply for the IHC membership; especially those interested in medicine and the health sciences. Our central goal shall be to promote and ensure the success of student involved in health care and to not only foster a feeling of commitment to underserved populations but to also stress the importance of genuine human interaction within health care. Together, in conjunction with the support from the UCSD School of Medicine Staff, we shall create a community with a obligation to servitude committed to offering the most comprehensive care possible to future patients within our international reach.

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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

The primary purpose of Kappa Psi is to focus on health professions, specifically pharmacy, as a field of study and career. Our purpose is also to join our members for a lifetime of service to their communities as well as provide quality friendships during school and in the future. We would like to use the resources available through our school to aid us in providing health-oriented services and information to our community by hosting outreach events.

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Linda Vista Health Fair

The purpose for this organization is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to have hands on experience within a clinical setting. The Linda Vista Health Fair is held on the second Saturday of every month to provide patients with free screenings for hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and additional health advice. Undergraduates are supervised by Dr. Veronica Villarreal who facilitates and oversees the entire health fair. This organization provides undergraduates direct patient care to medically underserved members within the Linda Vista community.

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Mind-Body Nutrition: Students for Integrative and Preventive Medicine

Mind-Body Nutrition: Students for Integrative and Preventive Medicine (Mind Body Nutrition or MBN for short) is a non-profit student organization that aims to educate the general student populace about nutrition, health, and the food industry through professional and peer networks. MBN seeks to improve the food choices made by its members and our relationship with food, as well as create and foster a supportive network of like-minded, health-conscious individuals. MBN aims to promote health, nutrition, and wellness at UCSD and in the community by engaging in healing as a holistic approach: mentally(mind), physically (body) and dietary (nutrition).

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Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health

As members of the Pilipino Undergraduate Society for Health (PUSH), we believe in the academic empowerment of Pilipino(a) American students. We are leaders of the Pilipino community who strive to be an active presence through service, who establish networking opportunities and collaborations, and who promote education and awareness of health issues in order to productively direct ourselves towards future goals in health professions.

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Pre-Dental Society/Free Dental Clinic at UCSD

To provide additional educational resources to Pre-Dental students through our general body meetings, special speaker series, and student run free clinics.

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Pre-Medical APAMSA at UCSD

The purpose of our organization is to involve and educate pre-medical undergraduate students at UCSD on the health issues that pertain to the Asian community and enable them to serve the Asian Pacific communities throughout the greater San Diego region. As a pre-medical organization, we plan to educate our members on health issues that pertain to the Asian community, provide them with resources and insights into medical school, the medical school application process through a mentorship program with medical school students.

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Pre-Physician Assistant Student Organization

The Pre-Physician Assistant Student Organization is a non-profit student organization whose mission is to collaborate with UC San Diego faculty, alumni, and other university and community resources to provide our members with the means to reach their goals of becoming physician assistants. We strive to educate our members about the physician assistant profession and provide them with information about physician assistant program admission requirements, application procedures, and other healthcare opportunities.

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Pre-Podiatric Medicine Association

Improving Podiatric healthcare and healthcare delivery to all people. Promoting active improvements in podiatric medical education.

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Pre-SOMA at UCSD

UCSD Pre-SOMA has 5 primary goals: To increase osteopathic medicine awareness at UCSD. To dispel any misconceptions or prejudices about osteopathic medicine. Serve as a "clearing-house" of information about osteopathic medicine. Serve as a support group for those applying to osteopathic medical schools. Find D.O.'s for students interested in volunteering/shadowing a D.O. in San Diego.

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Public Health Club at UCSD

The overarching goal of the Public Health Club is to bring students, staff and faculty with an interest in public health, healthy lifestyles, or community health together. The Public Health club will serve as an umbrella organization wherein members will be able to specialize in a particular field of interest. The Public Health club will help members by providing information and opportunities for volunteerism and internships.

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SEARCH

UCSD is known for its strong emphasis in the sciences, and many students pursue a career in the health field. But there's more to health than getting an MD, PharmD, or DDS. There are dozens of other careers, and SEARCH is here to let you know about them. We host a series of informational seminars, where speakers from different careers in health come to educate students on what they do, and how you can do it, too. Learn about the different degrees you can get, where schools are, what your expected salary would be, and how a career in health may interest you.

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Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) (formerly P-PT/OT Society)

To provide a gateway into the physical, occupational, and speech therapy fields through providing information about SPOT programs, preparing students for the application process, hosting speakers from the field and social networking.

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Student Society for Medical Ethics

The primary purpose of the Student Society for Medical Ethics is to serve as a forum for members of the UCSD community to discuss current and historical issues in biomedical ethics. SSME will provide students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to present clinical case studies and engage their peers in fruitful discourse. We will work to educate our members on the intersections of science, medicine, philosophy and ethics. The organization is entirely not-for-profit.

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Students for Integrative Medicine

Students for Integrative Medicine is a non-profit student organization committed to raising awareness on the topic of integrative medicine throughout UCSD and the San Diego community. Through collaborating with diverse groups of professionals SIM hopes to promote healthy life style choices and wellness by educating members as well as the community on the principles and practices of integrative holistic medicine.

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Wilderness Medicine Club at UCSD

To introduce and explore the opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine in a wilderness context where medical support and advanced medical care are impractical

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