Alliance for Hispanic Health
The primary goal of Alliance for Hispanic Health (AHH) of MUSC is to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between students, faculty, and staff of MUSC and community health care organizations in order to promote the health and well-being of the Hispanic community of Charleston. The AHH was established in January 2005 and meets monthly to discuss new and ongoing projects to promote the health and well-being of the Hispanic community of Charleston, including health care services, cultural awareness, student needs and recruitment, and research.
The Alliance for Hispanic Health
- Promotes and sponsors opportunities for cultural competency for health professionals, including lectures, films, and Spanish classes
- Participates in community health events that serve the Hispanic community
- Promotes opportunities for volunteering with the Spanish-speaking community
- Provides regular email communication about opportunities in the community and organization initiatives
|Vice President:||Adriana Ramirez|
|Treasurers:||Allan Sharpe, Caroline Davila|
|Volunteer/Health Fair/Outreach Coordinators:||Christian Younts, Luke Dong, Jennifer Scott, Kevin McElligot, Guillermo Rivell, Adrianna Ramirez, Tonya Smith|
|Community Connections:||Maria Merritt|
|Website & Facebook Coorindators:||Caroline Davila|
|MSAB Reps:||Adrianna Ramirez|
|Bridging Language Barriers:||TJ Melton, Guillermo Rivell|
Crisis Ministries is a non-profit organization which utilizes volunteer services from a myriad of community establishments such as area churches, local hospitals, and various philanthropic groups, to provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, and medical care so that homeless families and individuals may be given a chance to better their lives.
MUSC plays an integral part in the success of Crisis Ministries. For the past seven years, medical students have worked to raise needed funds through the Charity Ball. Each Wednesday night, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., medical students from all classes, residents from the hospitals, attending physicians who practice throughout Charleston, and area pharmacists volunteer their time at Crisis Ministries to provide a variety of medical services. Most Wednesdays, there is an educational session from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The medical clinics are always in need of new student volunteers.
|Attending Coordinator||Catie Harrfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Refferals Coordinator||Casey O'Dellemail@example.com|
|Student Coordinator (MS-I)||Tim Kallgrenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Coordinator (MSII-IV)||Meaghan Neillemail@example.com|
|Student Coordinator (Pharm)||Joe Gandyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty Supervisors||Dr. Robert Malcolm|
|Dr. Jeff Cluver|
|Pharmacy Advisors||Dr. Aimee McRae|
|Dr. Andrea Wessell|
Gay Straight Alliance
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is an organization of both gay and straight students at MUSC designed to provide a sense of community, support, and advocacy for lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in any medical profession. The GSA works to organize and assist all students in improving their professional education at MUSC regarding lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues. We also strive to educate policymakers about the medical, social, and personal importance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues. The GSA participates in events that offer its members community service experience in ways that directly benefit lesbians, gays, bisexuals and their families. We provide a connection to the national network of lesbian, gay, and bisexual health professionals who are committed to improving working relations, care quality, and community service. The GSA at MUSC facilitates the exchange of information between other chapters in the southeast. We meet monthly and sponsor events periodically through the academic year. This is a dynamic organization at MUSC, which is developing to suit the students. Please feel free to send your comments or ideas to the e-mail address below.
If you would like more information or have questions about upcoming events, please email us at email@example.com, or check out our web page at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/gsa .
Humanitas, MUSC’s literary journal, is published annually and is a forum for poetry, short stories, song lyrics, art and photography. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit work for consideration. A call for submissions is made in the Fall with a deadline around early January. Previous volumes can be viewed at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/humanities/humanitas.htm. Distribution of Humanitas occurs in Early May. Anyone interested in serving as editor or on the editorial board is encouraged to contact us. Faculty serve as advisors to this publication.
International Student Association
The International Student Association is comprised of international students from over 20 countries. The purposes of ISA are:
- To welcome and assist new international students as they arrive on campus. Services include arrival and housing assistance, host boxes, ESL instruction options, and orientation to assure international students have a rewarding and productive educational program at MUSC.
- To plan and promote opportunities for cultural exchanges among both international and American students through programs that enhance campus-wide understanding of ethnic differences.
- To expose internationals to American culture and enable them to make a smooth transition into the educational and work environment at the Medical University of South Carolina.
- To expose Americans to international cultures.
- To offer American students international travel information and assistance.
International Association is comprised of all MUSC students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and their families. A steering committee assesses programming and makes recommendations year to year.
|Telma da Palma|
Student Medical History Club
The Student Medical History Club meets for a catered lunch and a lecture by scholars on the history of the health sciences. Topics range from history of germ warfare to pathologies represented in pre-Columbian art. These lunches are provided free as an opportunity to meet others interested in the history of the health sciences. Students from all six colleges are welcome.
W. Curtis Worthington, Jr., Research Paper Award:
This annual prize for undergraduates and graduate papers on the history of health and science is named in the honor of the second and current director of the library. A cash prize and a publication opportunity goes to the best undergraduate and graduate papers. Deadline for submissions is April 30th in each contest year.
Topics in the History of the Health Sciences JP 732
This interdisciplinary course is open to students in all colleges. Students attend lectures by scholars on a range of topics including history of cardiac surgery, pharmacy, and nursing as well as more unique topics such as birth defects in pre-Columbian art. The class meets weekly during the spring semester and is limited to the first 25 applicants.
Senior Rotation Elective:
For those students who are looking to expand their academic explorations, the Waring Historical Library offers a senior rotation elective which enables students to examine in depth an aspect of the history of the health sciences.
For information on the above, please contact The Waring Historical Library at 792-2288 or 792-2289.
Multicultural Student Advisory Board
The Multicultural Student Advisory Board (MSAB) is composed of representatives from the minority student organizations in all six of the university’s colleges. Organizations currently represented on the board include Student Health Professionals United in Recognizing Diversity, Student National Dental Association, Multicultural Graduate Student Association, Student National Medical Association, Multicultural Student Nursing Association, and Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
MSAB provides opportunities for social activities and strives to improve the recruitment and retention of minority faculty and students.
MSAB meets on the first Monday of each month, except for federal holidays. All meetings will be held at noon at the College of Nursing building, room 322.
For more information, please visit http://www.musc.edu/msab.
|Vice President||Stephanie McNeill|
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at MUSC is an organization designed to serve the spiritual and social needs of Muslims on campus and throughout the city of Charleston. Our primary goal is Islamic education through interactive activities open to the public. Organizational efforts in regards to Dawah educational pamphlets, weekly Jumuah prayers, and lectures on the role of medicine/health care in Islam are of primary interest. Membership is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Meetings will be largely dependent on the members’ schedules and availability. No dues are required. For more information, please contact Rizwan Khan, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Shakaib Rahman, ShakMD@hotmail.com.
MUSC Student Government Association (MUSC SGA)
The MUSC Student Government Association (MUSC SGA) represents students in all six colleges: Dental Medicine (CDM), Health Professions (CHP), Graduate Studies (CGS), Medicine (COM), Nursing (CON), and Pharmacy (SSCP). It works on behalf of the students by performing the following services:
- Facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among the six colleges and all students attending the Medical University of South Carolina.
- Serving as a liaison between students and the university administration to represent student opinions, needs, and interests; and disseminating and promoting the exchange of information from the administration to students.
- Taking action to increase the quality of student services and academic programs to further enhance the education of students.
- Planning and executing a variety of social, cultural, and recreational events to promote fellowship, personal growth, and interaction with MUSC students and the university community.
- Maintaining a budget, within the allocated funds, to serve the MUSC student body most effectively.
- To encourage and support interprofessional ideas, academic activities, and social events between all six colleges.
A copy of the SGA constitution is available in the Student Programs Office or online at http://www.musc.edu/sga. It describes the purpose and membership policies of the SGA, which is composed of 47 representatives (elected/named according to their colleges’ procedures in the spring or early fall) and five executive officers (self-nominated and elected by the student body in the spring).
The SGA works to integrate student opinion into university planning and policy-making. SGA members represent MUSC students on most university-wide committees, and the president represents students at meetings of the MUSC Board of Trustees. Additionally, all SGA members serve on one of the five SGA committees: Academic Affairs, Student Welfare, Programs, Service, and Communications. These committees work with the university administration to make improvements in the quality of student life.
Anyone interested may attend SGA meetings, held almost every other Wednesday night starting September 2nd, 2009 at 5:15 p.m. in the Harper Student Center Auditorium. Call Student Programs, 792-2693, or go to the SGA’s website for the schedule. The SGA urges you to share your ideas, experiences from other institutions, and suggestions either at their meetings or via email: email@example.com. Student Government represents you. Whether it represents you well is largely up to you and the representatives you elect.
On the lighter side, the MUSC SGA plans and sponsors a host of social, recreational, and cultural events and a five-sport intramural program. Programs and activities sponsored by the SGA include: Band Parties • Nights at the Theater, Ballet and Symphony • “Nights Out” at local venues • Activities Fairs • Canoe and Kayak Trips • Oyster Roasts • Service Projects • Holiday Celebrations • Harbor Cruises • Beach Parties • Lunchtime Horseshoe Concerts • Exam Breaks • ALHAMBRA
ALHAMBRA is the annual, university-wide “spring fling” scheduled for April 10, 2010 held at the Windjammer on Isle of Palms. ALHAMBRA has been an MUSC tradition since 1950. Festivities include live bands, delicious food, children’s activities, recreational competitions, and a variety of cold beverages. DON’T MISS IT!
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Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Interest Group (Oto-HNS)
Oto-HNS is an interdisciplinary interest group designed to foster student interest in the diverse field of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Caring for diseases of the head and neck requires a collaborative team of medical and dental professionals. As such, we strive to 1) educate students from all colleges on the perspective of head and neck care from the standpoint of an Otolaryngologist, and 2) introduce students interested in diseases of the head and neck to their colleagues from other disciplines.
In addition, we:
- Serve as a liaison between students and the Otolaryngology faculty to arrange shadowing opportunities and establish mentorships with MUSC Otolaryngologists.
- Host subspecialty lectures several times each year in order to introduce students to the array of careers within the field of Otolaryngology.
- Promote awareness of head and neck cancer in the community through collaboration with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and participation in events such as Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW) and community cancer screenings.
For membership information or questions contact Ike Dingle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Steering Committee||Chris Ayersemail@example.com|
|Facutly Advisors||Dr. Krishna Patel|
|Dr. Judith Skoner|
Students Interested in Medical Anthropology (SIMA)
The purpose of SIMA is to function as an organization that exposes students to medical anthropology and is open to all MUSC students and faculty. In doing so, it helps to create a more culturally-sensitive, well-rounded, open-minded class of health professionals within all the colleges at MUSC.
MUSC Student Alumni Association (SAA)
SAA will be affiliated with and responsible to the MUSC Alumni Association. We promote the interests and traditions of MUSC through connecting the past and present, hosting special events, and creating lifelong connections to MUSC. We propose to: 1.)increase the Alumni Association's prescence on campus, 2.)provide benefits to create student awareness of the Alumni Association as an organization that positively impacts the student experience and 3.)lay the foundation fro future involvement in the Alumni Association and the MUSC Foundation.
Student Interprofessional Society
An aspect of Creating Collaborative Care (C3) is the Student Interprofessional Society (SIPS). SIPS is a campus-wide student group dedicated to promoting the concept of interprofessional education. As future healthcare professionals, students at MUSC will be expected to collaborate successfully with a wide spectrum of people outside their specialty. This group was created to facilitate interaction between disparate disciplines while still in professional training. Through such interaction, it is hoped to improve interprofessional collaboration and thus patient care and outcomes. SIPS coordinates a variety of service and social events designed to help students of all colleges at MUSC learn from, with, and about each other.
Membership is open to all students.
Please email Brianna Morabito at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Vice President||Jacqueline Pratt|
|Vice President||Lauren Hayes|
|Public Relations||Caroline Cotter|
MUSC Turkish Association (MTA)
MUSC Turkish Association is established as a non-profit organization by Turkish students and postdocs working at MUSC. Our mission is to provide a platform for introducing Turkish culture and Turkey to MUSC community. We feel primarily responsible for representing Turkish community in international events. We try to promote the Turkish culture, music, cuisine, language and history by organizing activities to people who are interested in.