Student Activities

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Student Activities

There are multitudes of student organizations at HMS. In addition to the groups listed below, facilities and organizations on Harvard's Cambridge campus are also open to medical students. The list below is a sampling of student organizations. As student interests change, new groups form and others disband. Starting up a new student group is very easy and is encouraged.


For a complete and up to date list, please visit the Student Organizations page on the website for the Student Council.


Major Medical and Dental Specialties Groups:

Cushing Neurosurgical Society (CNS)

Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)

Disaster Medicine Interest Group

Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

John Warren Surgical Society (JWSS)

Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG)
Medical Genetics Student Interest Group

OBGYN Interest Group

Oncology Interest Group (OIG)

Opthalmology Interest Club (OPTIC)

Oral Medicine and Pathology Interest Group

Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

Palliative Care Interest Group

Pediatrics Interest Group (PIG)

Perio Study Club

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Student Interest Group

Predoctoral Orthodontics Society

Primary Care Interest Group

Student Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (SCAAPD)

Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Urology Interest Group (UIG)


Specific Interests Groups:

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)

American Dental Education Association – Harvard Chapter (ADEA)

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

Benjamin Rush Society

Big Sib/Lil Sib Interest Program

Bridging the Gap (BTG)

Ethics and Professionalism Club

Harvard Medical Language Initiatives (HMLI)

Healthcare Management Club

HMS Association of Women Surgeons

HMS Chamber Music Society (HMS-­‐CMS)

HMS Entrepreneurial Society (HMSES)

HMS Global Oncology Initiative

HMS Heartbeats

HMS/HSDM African Health and Advocacy Group

HMS/HSDM International Student Organization (ISO)

HMS Students for Global Health (HMS SGH)

Leadership and Teamwork in Medicine (LTM)

Massachusetts Medical Society

Medical Education Student Interest Group

Oral Health Pursuit of Equity Network (O.P.E.N.)

Philos Society

Practice Management Club

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Interest Group (QIPS)

Spirituality, Healing, and the Mind Student Interest Group

Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine (SEAM)

Students for Medicine and Art (SMA)

Students for Nutrition (SFN)


Socio-cultural and Religious Groups:

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

Catholic Students Organization (CSO)

Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA)

HMS Military Medicine and Dentistry Society

Latino Medical Student Association/Medical Students of Las Americas (MeSLA)

LGBT and Allied Harvard Medical Students (LAHMS)

LGBT and Allies @ HSDM

Maimonides Society

Native American Health Organization (NAHO)

South Asian Medical and Dental Association (SAMDA)

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)


Community Service Groups:

Boston Coalition for Adult Immunizations (BCAI)

Crimson Care Collaboratives (CCC)

Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP)

HMS AIDS Action Initiative (HMSAAI)

HSDM Mentorship Club

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

Prevention, Health Awareness, and Choice through Education (PHACE)




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