Joining a student organization is a great way to connect with other students who share your goals and interests. Check out the list of organizations below to find one that’s right for you.
Alabama Student Rural Health Association (ASRHA)
ASRHA is an organization focused on providing students with the opportunities to learn about the various health issues facing rural Alabama, including health care access, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Affiliated with both the Alabama Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Association, we are dedicated to providing our students with hands-on volunteering and advocacy opportunities that will better prepare them for careers in medicine and hopefully inspire them to consider serving rural communities via healthcare as a potential career path.
We have monthly meetings on the first Monday of every month, in which we have new guest speakers discuss a timely and relevant topic with a rural health focus on it. All are welcome to join this organization, regardless of background, track, or major. Students should feel free to follow us on Twitter at @UAASRHA and join our group, “The Alabama Student Rural Health Association,” on Facebook.
Alpha Epsilon Delta
AED provides pre-health (mostly pre-med, but all health professions are covered) students with valuable information and assistance in their quest for a career in health care. Weekly meetings provide excellent information from leading professionals in the medical field. In addition, our peer network assists in many aspects of a pre-health degree such as: tutoring, teacher recommendations, MCAT tips, course scheduling, and social events!!! Please visit www.aed.ua.edu and see what AED can offer you! Subscribe to their listserv here.
Meetings: Tuesdays at 7pm in NL 2008
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
MAPS represents the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). The organization’s unique connection with SNMA affords students opportunities that are often reserved for medical students. This is a great way to gain significant pre-medical volunteer and community service experience while learning about pressing issues in medicine and minority medical education. See what opportunities MAPS can offer you!
The Pre-Dental Society is an invaluable resource for students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. The society meets bi-weekly to share information beneficial to pre-health students, in general, but more specifically pre-dental students. Occasional visits from current professionals in dentistry as well as dental students provide a unique insider’s scoop to the field of dentistry! Shadowing opportunities, community service projects, as well as planned trips to tour schools of dentistry are all part of what the Pre-Dental Society has to offer.
Meetings: Wednesdays at 7pm in room TBD
Students United with America’s Toothfairy
Students United with America’s Toothfairy is an organization aimed to educate and introduce the importance of good oral health to children in underserved communities through fun and interactive science presentations.
Meetings: Wednesdays at 6pm room is TBD
The Pre-Optometry Society is dedicated to supporting, educating and promoting pre-optometry students. We offer information about optometry schools, contacts in the profession of optometry, and helpful hints and insights about the application and interview process. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with admissions officers, optometrists, and current optometry students as well as gain valuable tips and strategies for your application and interview process.
Update coming soon!
Pre-Physician Assistant Society (PPAS)
PPAS is an organization focused on the overall preparation for prospective physician assistant students. Through our bi-monthly meetings, current physician assistants, program advisors, and PA students provide superior information for the PA career, and equip members for the application process. In addition, our meetings will provide an in-depth view of the application process (CASPA) and how to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). We believe that, through participation in PPAS, students will become knowledgeable about the PA career and excel as future health care professionals.
Pre-Physical Therapy Society
The Pre-Physical Therapy Society is an organization created for students who plan on pursuing careers in physical therapy. The society provides a gateway into the physical therapy field through providing information about PT programs, preparing students for the application process, hosting speakers from the field and social networking. PPAS meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Lloyd 222. Contact the student organization at the e-mail below for specific meeting dates.
The Pre-Pharmacy Society is an organization created for students who plan on pursuing careers in pharmacy. We aim to provide information, resources, and opportunities that introduce students to the world of pharmacy. In addition, the society seeks to help its members become the most qualified applicants to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program by adding depth to members’ understanding of pharmacy. Valuable advising services and interview sessions with local Schools of Pharmacy are made available to students. We also encourage the community involvement of our members by promoting opportunities for volunteer service.
The Pre-Veterinary Society is a pre-professional student organization designed for anyone seeking a career in Veterinary Medicine, regardless of major. It provides students with an opportunity to interact with other students in their classes and field of interest. The Society’s main goal is to expose students to a variety of opportunities in the field of veterinary medicine, and to help those students reach their goal of admission into Veterinary School.
The Pre-Occupational Therapy Society is a pre-professional student organization for students interested in a career as an Occupational Therapist. It allows for students to interact with other students interested in a career in Occupational Therapy. Meetings often include representatives from various occupational therapy admissions teams, campus outreach opportunities and more!
Society of Women In Medicine (S.W.I.M)
The Society of Women in Medicine (SWIM) is a pre-professional student organization that focuses on the contributions that women have made in medicine. Meetings often include representatives from various areas of medicine, networking, and more. This is a co-ed organization. Subscribe to their listserv here.
Bi-Weekly Meetings on Wednesdays
Tri-beta serves as the honor society for Biology and Marine Science majors and minors. Typically, the club is comprised of both pre-health students and students with other career goals. Meetings on alternate Thursdays cover topics for students of all academic levels interested in the biological sciences ranging from volunteer opportunities, seminars led by professors, research presentation workshops, academic tutoring, and a forum to discuss alternative career paths. The Tri-beta website is https://ua.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/betabetabeta