2022-23 STUDENT GROUP DIRECTORY

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Addiction Medicine Interest Geared Organization for Students (AMIGOS)Addiction affects approximately 20 million people. Substance use disorders (SUDs) are commonly encountered in all specialties of medicine and are instrumental in the development of chronic diseases. It is vital to provide preventative care and early intervention to reduce the risk of addiction and substance-related health conditions. Medical students do not receive enough exposure in medical education about addictive diseases and in trainings for addiction as part of the regular curriculum. The goal of our interest group is to provide our peers the opportunity to increase their knowledge, awareness, and skills to assess for SUDs, provide early intervention and make appropriate referrals for treatment of the disease.drexelamigos@gmail.com
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American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD)The DUCOM American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) Student Chapter’s mission is to improve the quality of healthcare for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Our chapter provides a platform for students to learn about neurodevelopmental conditions from patients, caregivers, and various specialties. Through hosting lecture series and clinical skill labs, we will supplement our medical school curriculum to foster the development of competent physicians to improve the care of patients with IDD. In collaboration with our Philadelphia community, our chapter commits to volunteering in events such as the Special Olympics to encourage inclusivity and empower our IDD population.ducomaadmd@gmail.com
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American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) – Medical Student Chapter
The purpose of Drexel University College of Medicine’s American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Medical Student Chapter is to foster professional growth and career development of members of DUCOM who are interested in the field of neurosurgery by providing them with early support and leadership training. This organization will provide a forum for students to organize professional, educational, and research activities. The national recognition of AANS allows our members to have a voice in the field, even as a medical student. AANS also provides many other advantages to its medical student chapters including access to educational materials, networking events across the country, grants available for educational and research programs, service and volunteering opportunities, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other AANS Medical Student Chapters. AANS organizes speaker series, case presentations, and neurosurgical demonstrations for student exposure to the field. This organization also hosts regular programming through journal clubs, mentorship opportunities, and social functions.ducom.aans@gmail.com
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American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA has a robust House of Delegates consisting of representation from every state and medical society, a solid base of physician members, a thriving advocacy influence, the most revered journals and resources in medicine, and respected practice tools. The Drexel University AMA chapter aims to spread knowledge, promote collaborative learning and build networks between medical students and experts in the field.drexelcomama@gmail.com
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American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) strives to advance women in healthcare by advocating for equality in the workforce and empowering women to not only be contributors to the field but also leaders. Our chapter focuses on enhancing the network of future women physicians by hosting panels and mixers with physicians and creating mentorship opportunities. We also value philanthropy by organizing fundraisers for local women’s rights organizations, including Planned Parenthood. With every event, our ultimate mission is to bring awareness to the disparities of women physicians in medicine and provide them the tools to change this narrative.ducom.amwa@gmail.com
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American Physician Scientist Association (APSA)From the National APSA website: “APSA is a student run organization that relies on the support of trainees for its continued advocacy of the physician-scientists training pathway. APSA is strongly committed to support the development of physician-scientists from all training backgrounds. Whether you have or are pursuing an MD or DO/PhD, MD, DO, PhD, MS, or any combination of degrees, we acknowledge the diversity of training pathways and welcome everyone to join us in our mission to address the needs of physician-scientist trainees.”

The Drexel chapter of APSA aims to connect students interested in a career as physician scientists to foster collaboration, support, and education.
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Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG)Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) aims to educate and immerse students in the field of anesthesiology. AIG strives to help students understand and experience what being an anesthesiologist entails. This is achieved through a variety of ways. AIG hosts numerous workshops, such as an intubation workshop, where students can interact with anesthesiology attending physicians and residents to learn basic skills. Monthly meetings also include information sessions, where students can learn about anesthesiology, as well as about any new developments in the field. Additionally, AIG serves as a bridge to help Drexel students connect with students and physicians at other institutions and Anesthesiology events that take place off campus both inside and outside the Philadelphia community.ducom.anesthesia.ig@gmail.com
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Asian Pacific American Student Association (APAMSA)The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage these health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs. The local, regional, and national activities of APAMSA aim to promote the health of the APIA community and help healthcare workers understand how to care for APIA patients in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and serviceapamsa.ducom@gmail.com
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Cardiology Interest Group (CIG)The Drexel University College of Medicine Cardiology Interest Group aims to increase exposure of medical students to the field of cardiology. We will be offering shadowing opportunities with physicians of various subspecialties within cardiology to members of the group. Networking events will also be available for members in order to form relationships and pursue research opportunities with cardiologists. We will also aim to have clinical skills events where students can learn a vital skill in the field of cardiology such as: reading EKGs, echocardiograms, etc. All medical students are welcome to join the group regardless of their level of interest or knowledge of cardiology. Please feel free to reach out and come to our next meeting!ducomcardiology@gmail.com
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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Interest Group (CTSIG)Our group will serve to introduce students to the exciting and evolving field of cardiothoracic (CT) surgery. The group aims to inform students about the surgical treatment of all visceral organs residing in the thorax, including the heart, lungs, esophagus, and major vessels in this region. We are also fully devoted to providing interested students guidance regarding a career in CT surgery, helping them become ideal candidates for residency/fellowship.ducom.ctsig@gmail.com
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Clinical Skills Interest Group (CSIG)The Clinical Skills Interest Group’s purpose is to expose students to useful clinical skills and information and provide hands on experience before starting our clinical rotations.clinical.drexel@gmail.com
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Dermatology Interest GroupThe Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) aims to educate students at DUCOM about the field of dermatology. Our organization seeks to provide opportunities for dermatology-related shadowing, research, and volunteering, as well as opportunities for community engagement such as Melanoma Awareness Month in May and the National Psoriasis Foundation Walk in September. Furthermore, students in the DIG are encouraged to connect with DUCOM alumni and residents in dermatology during networking events and panels that will be hosted by the DIG.ducomdermatology@gmail.com
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Diagnostic Radiology Interest GroupOur purpose is to share information about Radiology the wider campus. We hope to provide sessions explaining how to build a radiology application, what life is like in residence, as an attending, and offer special topic sessions on imaging modalities, women in radiology, and radiology sub-specialties.radiology.ducom@gmail.com
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Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)The Emergency Medicine Interest Group aims to provide opportunities for medical students to explore their interest in the specialty through the organization of speaking events, panel discussions, skills workshops, and shadowing. It is our goal to act as a resource for students who are thinking about entering the field of emergency medicine by providing them with options to connect with current EM physicians, explore the various disciplines encompassed by EM, and practice skills associated with the specialty.emig.drexelmed@gmail.com
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Endocrinology Interest GroupThe Endocrinology Interest Group is committed to supporting and educating students interested in the field of Endocrinology. Our goal is to immerse students into the field by hosting speakers, having panel discussions, and connecting them with valuable contacts in the field. Our group will explore topics such as adult and pediatric endocrinology, endocrinology research, and diabetes as a public health problem. We hope to raise awareness for endocrine disorders and provide students with volunteer opportunities as well. All interest levels are welcome!ducom.endocrinology@gmail.com
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ENT Interest GroupThe DUCOM ENT Interest Group serves to assist medical students in exploring Otorhinolaryngology. An ENT surgeon provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients of all ages with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, throat, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems, and related structures of the head and neck. The specialty includes cosmetic facial reconstruction, head and neck cancer, and the diagnosis and management of allergic, sinus, laryngeal, and otologic pathologies. Our group hopes to increase the exposure of students to this vast and interesting field and provide opportunities to better understand it.entdrexelmed@gmail.com
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Family Medicine Interest GroupThe DUCOM Family Medicine Interest Group is the on-campus group dedicated to helping students obtain more information about the Family Medicine specialty. Specifically, we aim to provide students with information about what they can expect throughout residency and post-residency, as well information about the different ways that they can tailor the specialty to fit their interests. To accomplish this goal, the group organizes a mentorship program, in which students are matched with current residents. We also host several talks that allow current FM residents to share their stories about their experiences with the specialty and/or subspecialties. We also provide students with hands on opportunities to learn clinical skills performed by FM physicians by hosting clinical skills workshops with partnering residency programs. This year, we also hope to re-introduce a shadowing program to allow students to shadow and gain a first-hand understanding of what the day-to-day work of a family physician looks like.familymedducom@gmail.com
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Gastroenterology Interest Group (GIG)The Gastroenterology Interest Group is a club dedicated to introducing students to the exciting aspects of the field of gastroenterology. It was created to expose students to the specialty and connect them with opportunities and experts in the field.gig.ducom@gmail.com
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Global and Public Health Interest GroupThe Global and Public Health Interest Groups aims to provide educational, networking, and practical opportunities for students to explore ways in which global and public health work can be integrated into careers in medicine. We plan to hold panel discussions and workshops, as well as interactive and didactic sessions featuring experts in the field, to help interested students learn more about global and public health disciplines.gphatducom@gmail.com
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Hematology/Oncology Interest GroupThe aim of the DUCoM Hematology/Oncology interest group is to help educate students on Heme/Onc and expose them to different elements of the field so that they can make informed professional and career decisions.hemeonc.ducom@gmail.com
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Integrative Medicine Interest GroupOver time, the definition of health has become skewed to mean simply the absence of disease. If you are not sick, you are considered healthy and no action is needed. Our current healthcare system focuses more on treating disease once it appears, instead of preventing it from happening in the first place. The goal of integrative medicine is to use evidence-based interventions to begin creating a healthcare system that prioritizes quality of life. Through this lens, people can learn that health is more than just absence of disease and take control of their lives. We want to tackle this large goal by merging modern medicine with modifications in areas such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, mindfulness, and so much more. This will also equip people with a variety of strategies to alleviate pain and discomfort from chronic conditions. Some of the services that interest us as a group include preventative medicine, functional medicine, mindfulness programs, optimal body weight management, mind-body therapy, and other domains of medicine that prioritize health as an optimal way of living.ducomintegrativemedicine@gmail.com
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Internal Medicine Interest GroupThe Internal Medicine Interest Group is interested in expanding our knowledge as medical students on primary care and the sub-specialities within the umbrella of Internal Medicine. To that end, we have speaker presentations hosting physicians from various sub-specialties to highlight interesting clinical cases, talk about their roads to specialty and what brought them into the field. In the past, the group has also hosted patient advocacy groups (Amyloidosis) to raise awareness and talk about medicine from a patient’s perspective.ducomimig@gmail.com
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Interventional Radiology Interest GroupDUCOM Interventional Radiology Interest Group is a student organization, which facilitates exploration of the field of Interventional Radiology for medical students, especially during the preclinical phases of education. The focus of the radiology interest group is to provide opportunities and information for students who are curious about the field of interventional radiology and to connect those students with shadowing opportunities. The group leadership will plan and host educational events throughout the school year, such as clinical skills simulation workshops, specialty-specific discussions and seminars, and networking mixers. In addition to these offerings, the radiology interest group will foster vertical collegiality by connecting first- and second-year students with students who are further along on the radiology pathway.iratducom@gmail.com
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Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)MSFC is an international organization that values freedom in reproductive healthcare decisions, supports pro-choice physicians, and believes in evidence-based medicine. Our goal as the DUCOM chapter is to continue to educate ourselves and our peers on topics frequently left out of medical curriculum, such as medical abortions, surgical abortions, IUD workshops, vasectomy workshops, and more.drexelmsfc@gmail.com
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Med-peds Interest GroupThe Med-Peds Interest Group aims to educate DUCOM students on the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency in order to help them decide if this route of training aligns with their career goals after medical school. We hope to provide information sessions and professional contacts so that students can explore Med-Peds and develop inter-professional connections with physicians in the field. Med-Peds is not widely understood. We aim to remedy this by providing detailed information and opportunities for any interested student at DUCOM. Over the course of the year, we hope to provide students with multiple opportunities to meet with previous students who have matched into Med-Peds and discuss the application process with current Med-Peds Residency advisors. We hope to also establish a system for shadowing Med-Peds residents and interns or at least providing the contact information so that students can reach out to various faculty, residents, and fourth year students who have chosen to pursue Med-Peds.drexelmedpeds@gmail.com
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Military Medicine Interest GroupWe work to assist HPSP students in all branches navigate the complicated world of military medicine. However, it is not required to be a military scholarship student to join this group! We will have events to help introduce all interested students to the military and military medicine including but not limited to a military residency panel, practice branch-specific fitness tests, and lectures on military mental health and diversity.ducom.militarymedicine@gmail.com
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Nutrition in Medicine ClubPreventable chronic diseases have been on the rise over the past few decades, with no end in sight. Preventable and other types of chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in America and are a top contributor to our healthcare costs as well. One of the reasons for this continuous increase in preventable chronic diseases is due to the lifestyle choices that have been made common practice across the country, especially nutrition. One way to start facing this issue head on is to put more effort and energy into preventative medicine. Although quality nutrition is crucial to minimize risk of chronic disease and improve quality of life, nutrition education isn’t a focus in medical school. Our goal as a club is to expose ourselves to nutrition, and to learn how to bridge the gap between nutrition and medicine. Our ‘why’ is powerful: so we can be more informed and prepared to best serve our patients in the future.ducomnutritioninmedicine@gmail.com
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OB/GYN Interest GroupThe Ob/Gyn Interest Group aims to provide opportunities for medical students to explore their interest in the specialty through the organization of speaking events, panel discussions, skills workshops, and shadowing. It is our goal to act as a resource for students who are thinking about entering the field of obstetrics and gynecology by providing them with options to connect with current physicians, explore the various disciplines encompassed by Ob/Gyn, and practice skills associated with the specialty.drexelmedobgyn@gmail.com
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Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)The DUCOM Ophthalmology Interest Group is a student-run organization committed to exploring the field of ophthalmology and creating opportunities for learning, engagement, and discussion. Group leaders will plan and host talks from professionals in the field, highlight opportunities for engagement in the community, and provide resources for self-education. Through these events and others, we aim to connect interested students, create a platform for discussion, and facilitate the interaction between ophthalmologists and students for research, shadowing, and mentorship.drexelmedoig@gmail.com
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Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)The Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group aims to help Drexel medical students explore the field of orthopaedic surgery through guest speakers, clinical skills workshops, and shadowing opportunities.ducom.ortho@gmail.com
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Pathology Interest GroupThe Pathology Interest Group provides exposure to the medical specialty of pathology beyond what students learn in the classroom. We offer shadowing of pathologists and also sponsor meetings where different aspects of the field are discussed. We also go over what its like to be a pathology resident and attending.ducompathologyig@gmail.com
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Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC)The Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert is an annual gathering of Drexel University College of Medicine’s most musically talented students and faculty with the goal of raising money to benefit patients of the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The Dorothy Mann Center provides hope and quality patient-centered care to children and families affected by HIV in the Philadelphia area. The money raised during the benefit concert helps to provide affected families with emergency funds for housing, utilities, food, rent, and other expenses. To date, PABC has raised over $624,000 to benefit children at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.ducompabc@gmail.com
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Pediatrics Interest GroupThe Pediatric Interest Group is an organization within DUCOM intended to help students learn more about the field of Pediatrics and the care of children. Those medical students considering Pediatrics as a specialty, interested in what a pediatrician does, and want to work with and learn about children are encouraged to participate in activities sponsored by the Pediatric Interest Group. Along with furthering your education, there are numerous opportunities to serve the public and children through community-oriented projects, which provide practical experience on how to interact with the pediatric population. We are also hoping to provide students with opportunities for shadowing and linking students with physicians doing research in the field of pediatrics!pedsinterestgroup@gmail.com
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interest Group (PM&R)Our group aims to help medical students learn more about the specialty of PM&R, also known as physiatry. We hold meetings, conference information sessions, and educational workshops to deepen our understanding of the field. Guest speakers such as current PM&R residents and attending physicians will also provide students with an overview of their experiences and will offer insight regarding how to match into the specialty. Additionally, we plan to promote professional relationships between medical students and practicing physiatrists through shadowing, clinical rotations, and national physical medicine & rehabilitation conferences.ducompmandr@gmail.com
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Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG)Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG) aims to facilitate opportunities for medical students to learn about plastic surgery through physician talks, skills workshops, shadowing and research opportunities. Our goal is to connect plastic surgery physicians and students to enhance their medical education and better understand a career in the field of plastic surgery.ducompsig@gmail.com
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Psychiatry Interest GroupThe Psychiatry Interest Group organizes events and opportunities for students to explore the field of psychiatry. We invite guest speakers from Drexel and outside institutions to talk about clinical techniques and the realities of clinical practice. We also host events in a Q&A format to allow medical students to ask residents anything they are curious about the specialty. We also have relationships with various faculty members to allow students to take advantage of shadowing opportunities as a way to gain experience in their perspective career. Lastly, we host various events for those who are interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry.ducompsychiatry@gmail.com
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Pulmonary and Critical Care Interest GroupPulmonary and critical care physicians focus on providing life-saving care to the most acutely ill patients in the hospital. The Pulmonary and Critical Care Interest Group aims to create a safe, fun, and open space to foster professional development by connecting DUCOM students to various opportunities and physicians in this field. Join us for a variety of (bow-tie approved) clinical skills workshops (intubation, central line placement, etc.), as well as guest speakers presenting case series and mentorship opportunities.pulmccducom@gmail.com
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Radiation Oncology Interest GroupThe mission of the radiation oncology interest group is to introduce and educate students on the niche field of radiation oncology. Medical students receive little exposure to radiation oncology in the medical curriculum. We want to provide an outlet for interested students to be able to gain a better understanding on whether radiation oncology is for them and network in the field. Our aim is to help students find shadowing experiences and research opportunities while providing workshops and faculty presentations for students throughout the year. ​drexelmedradonc@gmail.com
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Reproductive Endocrinology Interest GroupThe Drexel University College of Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Interest Group aims to increase exposure of medical students to the field of reproductive medicine. We hope to increase awareness and understanding of hormonal function as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility. Networking events will also be available for members in order to form relationships and pursue research opportunities with reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists. All medical students are welcome to join the group regardless of their level of interest or knowledge.drexelmedrei@gmail.com
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Research Interest Group (RIG)The mission of the Research Interest Group is to (1) increase research opportunities for Drexel medical students, (2) provide guidance to students interested in pursuing research, and (3) improve the student research experience in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Career Advising.ducomresearchgroup@gmail.com
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South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA)SAMSA is an organization with the goal of spreading awareness of and sharing South Asian culture with the students of DUCOM community. We are a student-led group that represents the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Our mission is to create an environment for both faculty and students of South Asian descent, and those interested in South Asian culture to celebrate diversity and encounter others of similar interests and backgrounds. It is also our hope for medical students and faculty to learn about the traditions, food, and culture of the region, and participate in ethnic events that allow exploration and experience of the rich culture of South Asia. Through our various traditional events, discussions, talks/presentations, and performances, we hope to foster cultural understanding and diversity.samsa.ducom@gmail.com
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Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)The Sports Medicine Interest Group aims to offer medical students exposure to physicians, fellows, and residents in the field, as well as organize events with local sports teams that allow for hands-on exposure. Sports medicine is a broad branch of medicine that encompasses internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, PM&R, and orthopedic surgery. We plan to provide medical students with experiences within these different specialties while also highlighting key differences.ducom.sportsmed@gmail.com
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Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)This all fits with our mission of expanding upon the overarching goal of SIGN, explaining the possibilities available and helping those interesting in the field gain knowledge, experience/skills and connections that can help further ones passions, career and the field as a whole.sign.ducom@gmail.com
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Student National Medical AssociationThe Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. Our mission is fulfilled through community service/outreach in poverty-stricken communities, providing exposure to medical specialties by physician discussion panels, and providing support to our current SNMA student body members.

Our vision is to be inclusive of all and providing support to the future generations of physicians that have a passion for equitable access to medical care and mentoring those that will come after us to promote educational and cultural growth.
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Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) is a national organization that advocates for a single-payer healthcare in the United States, as opposed to the current for-profit system. We believe that a single-payer system will significantly reduce the cost of healthcare for Americans, expand access to care, and make progress towards medical equity among people of all ethnic, racial, and class backgrounds. We are closely affiliated with Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP).

We hope to build consensus among medical professionals that single-payer is not only a more ethical, but also a more economical alternative. We will discuss the inefficient but highly profitable system of private health insurance, competing EHRs, and surprise billing; the non-consensual privatization schemes already underway in Medicaid/Medicare under the Biden administration; and the existential threat that price gouging poses to the doctor-patient relationship. We will hold a series of documentary viewings, debates, and teach-ins to do this. We also plan to support allied community action groups in Philadelphia and integrate into the larger struggle for health equity.
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Surgery Interest GroupOur mission is to help students further their interest and knowledge in the field of surgery. Throughout the year we will host a variety of surgeons representing different subspecialties to talk about their careers, patient populations, procedures, and lifestyle. We also will be hosting other fun events like a suture clinic to teach students the critical surgical skill of placing and tying sutures!ducomsig@gmail.com
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The TinctureThe Tincture journal showcases the talents of the writers and artists of DUCOM in order to foster a creative spirit at our school. It is released annually, and is open to original literary works, fine art, photography, film, or music submissions. Literature and art pieces can be, but do not have to be, about medicine or healthcare; rather we hope to create a rich snapshot of the lives of the students here. Our hope is that exposure to the arts will enrich our community and ultimately help us to be well-rounded, innovative physicians. Physical copies of the journal are distributed at the Queen Lane and West Reading campuses, and an online version is free to access at tincturemagazines.com.Video

To submit works for consideration, email tincturesubmissions@gmail.com

A classwide email for board positions will go out in the spring/summer of 2023.
Urology Interest GroupThe goal of the Urology Interest Group is to educate our peers about the field of urology, while providing exposure and guidance to students with an interest in the field.drexelurologyig@gmail.com
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Wilderness Medicine Interest GroupThe Wilderness Medicine Interest Group exists to provide opportunities to DUCOM students to explore the field of wilderness medicine. We aim to provide learning experiences regarding the various subsets of wilderness medicine, hands-on experience in first aid, how time outside can impact health, and overall an appreciation for the practice of medicine in a resource limited environment.

Wilderness medicine is a growing field with clinical rotations and fellowship opportunities now available. With more and more people venturing into the outdoors it is important for physicians to be trained in this unique environment and for students to be able to explore their interest.
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Women in SurgeryOur mission is to provide a networking platform for female medical students to gain exposure to the surgical field by meeting female surgeons in the region. With this platform, students can learn more about opportunities in the surgical field. Through professional networking opportunities, clinical skills workshops and panels, the interest group will provide female students with the resources to succeed in their career choice and engage with other aspiring female surgeons in the area. By fostering an environment of opportunity and inclusion, we aim to encourage greater female representation in the surgical field.ducomwomeninsurgery@gmail.com
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Arts Appreciation ClubPhiladelphia is a city that prides itself in the arts, especially for its murals. Seeking out art experiences is difficult for DUCOM students with our busy schedules, and so the arts appreciation club aims to bridge art and DUCOM. The arts appreciation club offers the students on the Philadelphia campus a way to connect with the city through art, whether that be through art museums or other arts spaces. Some other events the club is hoping to host include a lecture on the intersection between art and medicine and community service events that involve art. With these events and experiences, the club hopes to bridge the gap between DUCOM students and the arts.ducomaac@gmail.com
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Aspiring Physician Executives (APEx)A lack of physician representation in healthcare leadership has taken decision making power out of physicians hands. APEx was created a collaborative organization where minority medical students can learn about business, leadership, and technology in order to become tomorrows healthcare leaders.apexducom@gmail.com
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Assisting Medical Students with Socioeconomic Disadvantage (AMSSED)This is a club dedicated to supporting medical students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to help reduce the financial burden for low SES medical students by providing community and equitable access to medical educational resources. We also hope to advocate for medical students who identify as low-income through mentorship and a safe space to discuss challenges and support one another.ducom.amssed@gmail.com
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Beating HeartsThe mission of DUCOM Beating Hearts is to educate middle school students regarding the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, to teach them the importance of maintaining heart health, and to equip them with the basic knowledge and skills to perform Hands-Only CPR and AED use. DUCOM Beating Hearts will teach these skills to middle-school students through a series of 3 heart-health education sessions. The first two sessions will take place on the middle school campuses, while the final session will take place at DUCOM and include a tour of the SIM center and anatomy labs. The success of this program relies upon dual partnership between the administrators, teachers and students of nearby middle schools and DUCOM medical students. This program will partner with nearby middle schools and be offered to students in the 7th or 8th grade. DUCOM Beating Hearts will open doors for medical students to teach important CPR skills to local students and generate true community engagement in the process.ducom.beating.hearts@gmail.com
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Bike ClubThe purpose of the DUCOM Bike club is to provide outdoor biking opportunities for DUCOM students with the goals of promoting well-being and fostering community.bikeducom@gmail.com
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Black Doctor NetworkDUCOM Black Doctor Network (DBDN) is a student-led, professional development organization created to provide opportunities for Drexel medical students who identify as Black/African American to become proactive in networking and building meaningful relationships with mentors. The goal of DBDN is to serve as a conduit for medical students to find shadowing opportunities, strategic counseling/guidance, and research opportunities as they prepare for a career in medicine. DBDN is a collaborative organization dedicated to improving the pipeline of Black students interested in medicine.ducom.bdrnetwork@gmail.com
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Black Heels White CoatsHave you ever watched a Beyoncé music video and thought, “I want to dance like that!”? Have you danced your whole life and want a creative outlet to keep it up? Do you have 0 experience whatsoever? Black Heels, White Coats was created with the intention of bringing powerful heels dancing to students in the health profession. Classes are designed for any and all students, with a wide range of experiences (or lack of!). We hope to inspire confidence and body positivity, through burlesque/hip-hop/jazz styles of dancing in a safe and inclusive environment!blackheels.whitecoats@gmail.com
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Board Game ClubThe purpose of the board game club is to bring together people in a low-stress environment and have them create new bonds with students who share their same interests. DUCOM board games has weekly meetings for casual playing as well as tournaments, socials, and occasional video games. Board games will be a wide variety including RPG, social deduction, strategy, and puzzle.ducomboardgames@gmail.com
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Boys and Girls ClubThe DUCOM Boys and Girls Club meets 1-2 times per month to volunteer at the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club. As volunteers, we help students complete their homework, participate in crafts and activities with the kids, and help coordinate events with other DUCOM clubs, such as educational presentations with various clinical interest groups. We are dedicated to serving the youth in our community, and this club provides an exciting opportunity to connect with kids across a range of ages.ducombgclub@gmail.com
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Business ClubDUCOM Business Club strives to explore the use of business in medicine and the roles that doctors can take in hospitals, biotechnology, and corporations. We aim to educate and expose medical students to the aspects of medicine that overlap with business via a variety of events including talks with private- and academic-physicians, executives, and group discussions. Our goal is to illustrate the endless business opportunities that are available to a modern-day physician, and to show how medicine is integral to a multitude of different sectors of industry.ducombusiness@gmail.com
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Chess ClubDUCOM Chess club is a dedicated group of chess players with all levels of experience who simply love to play the game. Chess is a game with innumerable possibilities and, like medicine, has people who dedicate their entire lives to learning everything there is to know about the subject. Whether you are a beginner learning to differentiate a bishop from a knight, or an experienced player ready to play your favorite countergambit, DUCOM Chess club welcomes you.

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Classical ClubDUCOM Classical is a student-led organization that opens the world of classical music to all medical students, faculty, staff, and alumni at DUCOM. Events include free or discounted concerts and the annual winter and spring recitals. We work closely with the alumni association and the Office of Student Affairs to organize our recitals, as they are a wonderful opportunity to bring the DUCOM community together. The recitals endeavor to provide a platform for creative expression for students/faculty/staff/alumni.ducomclassical@gmail.com
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Climbing ClubThe DUCOM rock climbing club seeks to bring new and old climbers together for the purpose of building a climbing community and educating and exposing new climbers to the sport.ducomrcc@gmail.com
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CofTeaDUCOM CofTea club is a student organization that aims to provide a space for students to bond over their mutual love for caffeinated beverages, like coffee and tea. We seek to provide services to the student body in the form of campus-wide events, fundraisers, and informative sessions about these drinks in various contexts, including medicine. We, at CofTea, believe that coffee/tea in all of its various forms deserves to be celebrated so we would love to highlight the different cultural profiles of these drinks. We are self-proclaimed beverage connoisseurs, because who knows coffee and tea better than sleep-deprived medical students? Whether you like your drinks hot, iced, or even at room temperature, we hope that you enjoy your time with us!ducom.coftea@gmail.com
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Comedy ClubThe purpose of Comedy Club is to create an environment where students can learn to write and deliver their own comedy sets as well as take trips to local comedy clubs with the group to relax and learn more about the comedy culture in Philadelphia. In addition, we hope to bring in comedy doctors who can talk about their experience with comedy in their profession, as well as local comedians who can help facilitate workshops to educate us on the process of creating comedy. We also want to host open mics for DUCOM students to try their hand at comedy in a space that is supportive and educational. This club is open to all DUCOM students, from those who are passionate about creating comedy and incorporating humor into their daily lives, to those who casually enjoy a laugh and want to take part in trips to surrounding comedy venues.ducomcomedyclub@gmail.com
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Community College Outreach ClubThe DUCOM Community College Outreach Club recognizes a lack in community college representation in the medical profession and aims to fill that gap. We aim to combat stigma associated with attending a community college. We would also like to provide a network to community college students and to empower students to pursue their interest in the medical profession. Our goals will be met by reaching out to different community colleges and speaking with students that are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. By outlining key information about the path to medicine as well as answering any potential questions that they may have, we hope to support these students. Our talking with these students will also serve as an informative resource that they can learn from and rely on. We wish to use our experiences and backgrounds in a way that will be beneficial to community college students.ducomcco@gmail.com
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Critical Theory in MedicineCritical Theory in Medicine aims to foster and encourage curiosity for, and study of, social justice issues traditionally regarded to be outside of the scope of medicine in order to create the future multidisciplinary collaboration necessary in developing truly interdisciplinary questions with comprehensive solutions. This space will allow students to freely discuss issues that they touched upon in DUCOM curriculum (namely, Health Advocacy courses) and provide them with an opportunity to critically analyze inequalities from multiple different perspectives (e.g. antiracist, anticolonial, feminist thought, etc.), some of which are not touched upon in curriculum. This group will gather to discuss readings associated with critical theory topics, attend speaker events about addressing labor and social justice issues from perspectives including and outside of medicine, come together for creative writing sessions that aim to broaden students’ imagination for what an equitable world could look like and how we might get there, and connect students with the realities of struggles for justice across the city. This club will not only help to develop the new doctor-advocate graduating from DUCOM, but will give space to students who care deeply about human rights to understand more critically what is going on in the world and where they are in relation to it.criticaltheoryducom@gmail.com
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Doctor’s NoteDoctor’s Note is DUCOM’s a cappella group made up entirely of medical students, formed to promote musical abilities and passions for students as they navigate medical school.drexeldoctorsnote@gmail.com
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Dragon Health NewsWe are a student-run organization that serves to keep our Drexel Medicine community informed via monthly healthcare-based newsletter. Our goal is to provide easily accessible and digestible information for busy students and faculty to help them stay informed about pertinent healthcare news around us. The constantly-changing landscape of healthcare, combined with the extreme partisanship that is being observed in the present political climate, creates a significant challenge in obtaining unbiased, accurate information. In addition to monthly newsletters, we hope to plan lunches where we gather to discuss current events and deepen our understanding of the field and how we can effectively contribute to it.dragonhealthnews@gmail.com
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DrExcel HealthWe are DrExcel Health, an interest group at Drexel University College of Medicine that facilitates collaboration between medical, biomedical engineering, business, and entrepreneurship students to address pressing questions that face the medical industry today. We aim to do this by forming interdisciplinary student teams that closely work with a physician mentor and experienced researchers. In the year-long project, teams identify a current problem, design a solution, and ultimately share their work with others. Past projects include developing novel approaches to orthopedic surgery techniques, apps to support those with debilitating illnesses, and assessing transplant organ viability! In addition, we aim to host a longitudinal seminar series featuring talks from entrepreneurs from the biotech industry.drexcelhealth@gmail.com
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Drexel African Medical Student Association (DAMSA)The Drexel African Medical Student Association’s mission is to share African culture on our campus, and to engage individuals in dialogues that will create a deeper appreciation and understanding of the diverse cultures within the continent. We will strive to provide a network of support for all members, linking them to other students, alumni, physicians, and leaders in the community as needed. We welcome not only African students but all students interested in understanding Africa and what it has to offer. We aim to create a home away from home.drexelafricanmsa@gmail.com
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Drexel Christian FellowshipDrexel Christian Fellowship (DCF) aims to foster a welcoming Christian community for current believers as well as those interested in Christianity. We understand that beginning medical school is often a significant event in peoples’ lives, and encourage the exploration of the intersection between faith and medicine. DCF holds weekly facilitated Bible studies and Daily Devotionals for anyone interested in attending. We also have guest speakers and social events, approx. 1-2 per semester.drexel.christian.fellowship@gmail.com
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DUCOM GrowersOur mission is to grow a community within DUCOM where we can share our knowledge and passion for houseplants and explore the role that plants play in the world of wellness, medicine and the larger Philadelphia community.ducomgrowers@gmail.com
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DUCOM Mentors, Tutors, and CoachesDUCOM MTC aims to provide guidance and mentorship to high school students, giving them the tools they need to succeed in high school, college, and a successful career. As medical students, we will help students navigate the college admissions process, advise them on different career paths, provide tutoring and study habit suggestions, with the ultimate goal of helping students harness their potential and realize their dreams.Ducom.mtc@gmail.com
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DUCOM MovemberThe theme of Movember is changing the face of men’s health, and the month’s purpose is to raise awareness about three of the biggest health risks affecting men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues. Our club will focus on raising funds and awareness for men’s health.ducommovember@gmail.com
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DUCrypto ClubDUCrypto was created to discuss the latest in emerging blockchain technology that includes cryptocurrencies, NFTs, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), virtual reality (VR) and the metaverse. We believe that cyrptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that supports them are rapidly emerging and have the potential to change many industries, including healthcare. We place particular emphasis on the roles of these emerging technologies and their potential impact in healthcare regarding the use of blockchain in healthcare records and VR in medical education. We seek to bring in blockchain industry speakers to discuss the technology. While our main emphasis will be placed on how blockchain technology impacts healthcare and its administration, our club also seeks to discuss how cryptocurrency may revolutionize areas outside of medicine such as finance and gaming.Crypto.DUCOM@gmail.com
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East Asian Students and Scholars Association (EASSA)The East Asian Students and Scholars Association (EASSA) is a multicultural group which seeks to provide a social network to the scholars and scientists at DUCOM and to help them develop their careers and promote their academic success. We hope to build a community of individuals with an interest in and respect for East Asian cultures. EASSA fosters friendship among students through social interaction, cultural activities, and educational exchanges. We hope to serve as a bridge for intercultural communication between the Philadelphia communities and student groups at DUCOM.ducom.eassa@gmail.com
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East Falls Community Service ClubThe East Falls Community Service Club hopes to increase collaboration with the DUCOM student body and our neighborhood. We strive to incorporate the tenets of community engagement Drexel endorses to the immediate community.drexelmed.efcsc@gmail.com
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English Conversation Partners (ECP)ECP at DUCOM is a participant organization that specifically aims to bring DUCOM students and community members from diverse cultures together through authentic language learning, cultural exchange, and a passion for multiculturalism. We are committed to providing participants with social opportunities to practice speaking English in a nonjudgmental environment, where everyone is respected and feels comfortable to be vulnerable and make mistakes as they learn. We will host several meetings throughout the year that are open to anyone who would like to either increase their comfort and fluency in English or help someone else gain confidence in their English speaking and listening abilities. These meetings will be conducted in different formats, ECP at DUCOM is a participant organization that specifically aims to bring DUCOM students and community members from diverse cultures together through authentic language learning, cultural exchange, and a passion for multiculturalism. We are committed to providing participants with social opportunities to practice speaking English in a nonjudgmental environment, where everyone is respected and feels comfortable to be vulnerable and make mistakes as they learn. We will host several meetings throughout the year that are open to anyone who would like to either increase their comfort and fluency in English or help someone else gain confidence in their English speaking and listening abilities. These meetings will be conducted in different formats,ducomecp@gmail.com
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Environment ClubThe goal of the DUCOM Environment Club is to promote sustainability and environmentalism in everyday actions through education and community service. We seek to foster meaningful conversations within the DUCOM community by engaging with topics such as food sovereignty and the sustainability of medicine and scientific research. In addition, we look to understand the ways in which the environment impacts patient health, especially as the number of climate disasters increases globally. Furthermore, we hope to effect change directly in our community through local park clean-ups and recycling and composting services on our campus.ducomenvironment@gmail.com
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Figure Skating ClubDUCOM Figure Skating Club is a new student organization geared toward building a fun and supportive community for students who previously ice skated. This club is recreational, but we will be going to practice at local ice arenas to break up our studying. Additionally, we hope to spread our love of figure skating with the wider DUCOM community by offering a public skate night later this year. We can’t wait to see you on the ice!ducomfsc@gmail.com
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Film AcademyWe are DUCOM’s Film Academy. We aim to provide a space for students and faculty to view, enjoy, and discuss movies. Medical school is a stressful experience, and the Film Academy hopes to aid in alleviating some of that stress through the magic of cinema.

Every month, we will try to showcase an interesting film with input from club members and anyone else interested in attending. We also intend to partner with other clubs to host themed films (i.e. foreign language, comedy, etc.) in an attempt to bring DUCOM communities together.
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First Generation Student GroupThe First Generation Student Group is committed to providing an environment for students who identify as being first-generation to openly discuss their experiences and the challenges of being a first-generation college and/or medical student.ducom.firstgen@gmail.com
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Friends of Frankie’s WorldFrankie’s World is a non-profit daycare center for young children with special medical needs here in Philly. Inspired by the owner’s daughter, Frankie’s World blends healthcare and preschool education in a unique environment that allows all kids to meet their full potential both physically and socially. More information on their mission can be found at https://www.frankiesworld.com/

As extra helping hands, volunteers will be engaging in lessons, crafts, and other activities with preschool-aged kids as well as providing support for the care of children with a unique range of needs. Volunteers may also help with playtime, meals, etc. for both groups (0-2 and 2+). Being a medical daycare, there are ample opportunities to observe clinical procedures in a pediatric setting as well.
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Frog Hat ClubThe Frog Society traces its origins back to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Class of 2024 had just started their first year at DUCOM, but it was virtual with little to no in-person activities. Everyone was meeting on Zoom, which while safe and efficient, was often impersonal and banal. This all changed when one student began wearing a green frog hat to Zoom meetings. His hat generated many laughs, creating joy where pain and suffering once were. This one student’s selfless act to facilitate laughter and friendship among his classmates led to the inception of the Frog Hat Society. The purpose of the Frog Hat Society aka Frog Hat Club is to create a safe and fun medium for students to laugh and connect with one another. All members receive a frog hat.ducom.froghats@gmail.com
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Growing Young: Friends Across GenerationsThe DUCOM Growing Young: Friends Across Generations is a group that provides support to the elderly population. We aim to create an environment in which the nursing home population we serve feel supported and heard. We believe that life, at all stages and with all its challenges, is a precious gift to be shared and celebrated. Therefore, Growing Young is there to offer this exchange of experience between the elderly population and Drexel students.

We provide nursing homes and rehabilitation homes:
– Pair each student with a senior. This student would be responsible of contacting the senior once a week via phone or other means of communications (such as letters), to check up on them and have a conversation
– Create several virtual and in-person fun events for the residents, such as church Sundays and bingo nights
– Organize special holiday events
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Health Outreach Project (HOP)Drexel University College of Medicine Health Outreach Project (HOP) aims to work in partnership with the community to provide caring, nonjudgmental, and interdisciplinary health services to individuals who have limited or no access to care.
Our clinics & programs strive to create a respectful environment in which patients, students, community members, and health professionals work and learn together to address community health issues in innovative ways.
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Interested students should attend HOP Week later this month and contact email above.
Hiking ClubHiking Club aims to promote mental wellness, stress reduction, and provide experiences in nature while building community among DUCOM students. Hiking is a great way to take a break from studying and clear your mind. Come and join us!ducomhikingclub@gmail.com
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ImpulseDrexel Impulse was formed as a way for students to use different dance styles to both de-stress and practice mindfulness. The goal of the club is to hold workshops for students at DUCOM and put together choreography for children in the community as a way to get them moving and introduce them to dance genres across the world. Impulse also aims to hold workshops for students interested in learning different dance styles and aims to incorporate tenets of dance and music therapy into the choreography. Impulse members also perform various pieces together at different events throughout the school year, such as PABC or the Multicultural show.ducom.impulse@gmail.com
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Incarcerated Persons Health InitiativeThe mission of the Incarcerated-Persons Healthcare Initiative (IPHI) at Drexel University College of Medicine is to facilitate student opportunities for health outreach and structured learning within regional prisons, jails and half-way houses. These opportunities will allow students to gain invaluable exposure to the sociopolitical and socioeconomic issues that underlie the immense health disparities faced by the presently (and previously) incarcerated. These opportunities will also provide an avenue for students to confront and overcome biases as they interact with many individuals who have been marginalized by society, and help students gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges and rewards of working with this underserved patient population.ducomiphi@gmail.com
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Journal ClubThe mission of Journal Club is to prepare students for a career rooted in evidence-based medicine. Journal Club focuses on developing students’ abilities to analyze and critique scientific literature, implement appropriate statistical methods, understand proper study design, and efficiently communicate scientific findings.ducomjournalclub@gmail.com
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LabakCare Student Organization The purpose of the LabakCare Student Organization is to improve the health of underserved communities by providing no cost preventive health care services in Philadelphia and local surrounding areas, in addition to providing international clinics in Haiti and Nigeria. LabakCare offers health screenings, flu shots, and referrals to uninsured individuals through partnerships with local nonprofits, shelters, and religious institutions. This organization is a unique opportunity to work with fellow medical students in organizing fundraising efforts for this non-profit organization while also having the opportunity to work together with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care workers and students in order to screen patients and help them understand their diagnosed health issues. Students who are passionate about sharing in LabakCare’s mission of serving medically underserved communities, working to decrease the incidence of preventable chronic diseases, working with interdisciplinary aspects of healthcare, and organizing efforts to expand the reach of LabakCare’s service to underserved communities are encouraged to join.ducomlabakcare@gmail.com
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Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)The LMSA chapter here at DUCOM exists to serve as a safe haven for present medical students and an outlet for community engagement in the LatinX population. We aim to serve the diverse patient population that the great state Pennsylvania has to offer, while simultaneously allowing our members to gain exposure to the vulnerable populations they will be serving as a clinician. Through mentorship, service, and education we aim to empower our members to be the force that corrects the health inequities that presently exist in medicine to date.ducom.lmsa@gmail.com
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LGBTQIA+ Professionals in MedicineLGBTQIA+ Professionals in Medicine seeks to enhance the health of the LGBTQIA+ community through community social support, advocating for curricular and policy change in the field of medicine, and educating students and staff in the greater DUCOM community on issues pertaining to sexual and gender minorities.drexel.lgbtqpm@gmail.com
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MaimonidesDUCOM Maimonides is an interest group for Jewish students at Drexel University College of Medicine. It is our goal to create a welcoming environment for our Jewish students and provide programming and enrichment events to foster a sustainable Jewish community within our campus.drexelmaimonides@gmail.com
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Medical Student Advocates for Gender Education and Sex (MedSAGES)MedSAGES strives to provide resources and education regarding the sexual health of marginalized communities (racial/cultural, sexual, and gender minorities). Topics of interest will include gender affirming care, sexually transmitted illness prevention in different communities, and reproductive freedoms. Our goal is to fill the knowledge gap in order to inform future health care providers and encourage them to better advocate for the sexual wellbeing of diverse patient populations.ducomedsages@gmail.com
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Microbiology in MedicineThe mission of Microbiology in Medicine or, M-in-M, is to introduce the many roles that microorganisms play in medicine. Despite their tiny size, microorganisms have an immense position in human development and disease. This topic will be addressed through interactive discussions on current microbiological research, lectures from medical and research specialists in the world of microbiology and infectious disease, tours of medical and laboratory facilities to learn more about clinical microbiology, and educational activities with community organizations encouraging broader medical microbiological understanding among the residents of Philadelphia. The large world of microorganisms plays a crucial role in health and disease. Most obviously, infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance highlight the importance of microorganisms in human health. Less obvious, however, is the role that general microbiota play in maintaining human digestion, modulating human immune responses, and influencing the development of multifactorial diseases. The aim of M-in-M, is to incorporate the diverse microbiological world into the study of medicine with the goal of encouraging holistic care that addresses the multifactorial aspects of human health and disease.microbiologyinmedicine@gmail.com
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Microgreens Outreach ProjectWhat: Organization at Drexel Medical School focused on educating the community about cultivation of microgreens, nutritional awareness, and sharing delicious recipes that combat heart disease and Diabetes.

Goals: Outreach and education for Drexel Medical students and the local community (K-12th grade students) to teach them about growing fresh microgreens, how to improve their nutrition awareness (Published Literature Here), and how to prepare fresh home-grown food at home.

Leadership: Looking for M1/M2 students with 2-5 hours per month to dedicate to starting up this organization. This is the first year or operation after the pandemic, so there is a ton of freedom to create, improve, and collaborate.
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Mothers and Baby DragonsThe goal of Drexel University College of Medicine’s Mothers & Baby Dragons (MBD) is to promote healthy pregnancies through one-on-one partnerships between low-income pregnant women and medical student companions who can help facilitate a healthy prenatal journey. College of Medicine medical students provide support to expecting mothers by accompanying them to prenatal appointments at the Women’s Care Center in Philadelphia, and regularly communicating with the mothers to discuss their unique challenges and successes throughout the pregnancy and during the baby’s first few months.

We believe that every woman deserves easily accessible resources to deal with the realities and challenges of pregnancy, and extra guidance and a listening ear can give these women the help they need to start a happy and healthy family. Our goal for medical students involved in this effort is to develop empathy, skills for effective communication with patients, and the drive to go above and beyond for patient care. We hope to develop champions for comprehensive and high quality care for underserved patients through advocacy, good listening, effective teaching, and providing inspiration and hope for patients to achieve their goals for health.
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Move It with Mommy and MeTwice a month, we hold hour-long sessions that focus on promoting the physical and mental well-being of the residents. We strive to engage both mothers and their children in creative and stress-relieving activities during their busy weeks. Student volunteers lead exercises, create crafts/games, and offer nutritious snacks in the hope of providing examples of lifelong healthy habits. This volunteer opportunity aids students in learning about the local Philadelphia community and further developing their interpersonal skills, ranging from communication, empathy, and active listening. As a goal for the future, we hope to create take-away and/or virtual newsletters with wellness activities, recipes, and nutrition information for families to keep each month.moveitwithmommyandme@gmail.com
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MUsculoskeletal Skills and CLinical Education (MUSCLE) ClubThe DUCOM MUSCLE Club aims to give medical students the opportunity to learn about and gain hands-on experience with musculoskeletal clinical skills with an emphasis on those involved in rehabilitation and sports medicine.DUCOMMUSCLE@gmail.com
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Muslim Student Association (MSA)The MSA aims to create an inclusive community for Muslim students at DUCOM. We hope to provide a safe space to discuss our common faith, hold social events and religious gatherings, and bring awareness about Muslims in the healthcare field at large.drexelmedmsa@gmail.com
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Neurodivergent in MedicineThe mission of the club is to create an environment of support and advocacy for neurodivergent students as well as a space for neurodiverse people and allies to find community, spread awareness and develop while sharing coping strategies for existing and thriving in a neurotypical centered world. The club will feature and uplift neurodivergent voices in medicine in an effort to destigmatize the participation of neurodiverse individuals in healthcare leadership. The organization will also seek to educate the student body on neurodivergent conditions, treatments, and research regarding this population. This feature of the organization will incorporate the fields of psychiatry, neurology and primary care in order to improve treatment knowledge for future clinicians.ducomndm@gmail.com
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November Project Workout ClubThe DUCOM November Project Workout Club aims to motivate, encourage, and hold others accountable to working out with the Philadelphia November Project group. November Project is a free worldwide fitness movement that has spread to cities all around the US and world. Workouts are held outside every week at 6:25am on Wednesdays and Fridays. All fitness levels are welcome and workouts usually consist of running, stair climbing, jumping, bodyweight exercises, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and circuits. This club seeks to promote this free fitness opportunity while bringing together classmates who love working out in the morning.ducomnovproj@gmail.com
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Parent Resources in Medical Education (PRIME)Parent Resources in Medical Education (PRIME) is a new national organization dedicated to creating sustainable community, advocacy, and outreach initiatives geared toward parents in medicine. Our goal is to support parents navigating the challenges of medical training and help make medicine a field that is inclusive to all. While many events are intended to foster community among students with children, we will also be hosting events and offering mentorship opportunities for students that want to begin thinking about starting families during medical training.ducomprime@gmail.com
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Peer to Peer Support Peer to Peer is a student run support group where students can come together and discuss any of their current stress, struggles, or challenges they are facing. We know that medical school is hard so this group offers a safe space where students can gather to converse about the unique challenges presented during medical school and share resources with each other.p2p.drexel@gmail.com
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Persian Student Association (PSA)Persian Student Association (PSA) is a cultural club focused on Persian culture and practices. Our goal is to create a community of students who are interested in the Persian culture whether they identify as Persian or not. DUCOM is a very diverse medical school filled with many students from different backgrounds. We aim to gather all students that are interested in different cultures in our club. We will educate, share, and promote our cultural events, creating a tight-knit community that shares similar values.ducompsa@gmail.com
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Photography ClubPhotography club aims to provide medical students with an avenue to explore film and digital photography as an avenue self-expression. We plan on spending the year cultivating DUCOM’s photography community through photography walks in Philly, photography-related field trips to local museums and galleries, and collaborative projects at DUCOM. We also intend to spend the year exploring photography as a method of storytelling–the idea of the physician-photographer, similar to the physician-writer–via guest lectures with experts at the intersection of medicine and photography.ducomphoto@gmail.com
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Primary Care Progress at DrexelPrimary Care Progress (PCP) is a national non-profit that is dedicated to bringing all who are interested in the future of primary care together to promote and transform primary care as we know it. We seek to draw on the experience and knowledge of healthcare professionals to educate students in order to provide them with the change-making tools they need to both improve primary care delivery and revitalize the primary care community. Additionally, we at Primary Care Progress wish to work alongside other groups and serve as advocates for patients affected by issues such as substance abuse, current healthcare reform, and misconceptions about healthcare.pcpatdrexel@gmail.com
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RISE PhillyRISE Philadelphia is a virtual tutoring program that was founded by a group of medical students across Philadelphia at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Millions of students across the world were forced to adapt to an uncertain in-home online curriculum and so graduate school students came together to provide one-on-one virtual tutoring sessions to support Philadelphia and South Jersey students’ transition to this new remote learning environment.rise.philly.2020@gmail.com
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Running ClubOur running group serves to establish a community of runners, of all levels, at the College of Medicine. We will hold weekly runs of three-five miles in length and also participate in races around Philadelphia. Our goal is to provide a casual, non-intimidating environment for all types of runners in order to get students familiar with and excited about running around East Falls and Philadelphia.ducomrc@gmail.com
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Soccer ClubThe purpose of DUCOM’s soccer club is to help connect the medical students through our love for soccer, while also getting exercise throughout our medical school experience. We will play once a week and provide anyone with an interest in the sport a place to safely enjoy the game with no judgement. We aim for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves while they get a break from the rigor of medical school. We will also try to play semi competitively for anyone who is interested through the Graduate Student League and Heyday Athletics groups.ducom.fc@gmail.com
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Softball ClubSoftball club aims to bring together DUCOM students of all years to play recreational slow pitch softball in Heyday Athletics Sports League. There is no experience required to join the team. This club requires 1-2 hours of time commitment during the season to play games. Not only do students get the chance to interact with peers in their own year, but they also get the chance to form connections with upper classmates while de-stressing via physical activity. Participants may play as many or as few games as they wish.drexelmedsoftball@gmail.com
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Stitches ClubStitches is a club devoted to relieving stress through engaging in craft activities, specifically knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and embroidery. This club is open to individuals of all experience levels and is a space to learn a new skill and decompress. We hold monthly Knitting Circles in addition to special craft events, such as Chunky Blanket Hand Knitting. Additionally, we offer charity projects for different skill levels as a means of giving back to the community, including arm-knitting a scarf for homeless shelters.ducomstitches@gmail.com
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Stories in MedicineThe original mission of our club was inspired by Narrative Medicine, which aims to “address the relational and psychological dimensions that occur in tandem with physical illness, with an attempt to deal with the individual stories of patients.” We meet as a group to discuss books, movies, poems, and other media sources of patient stories to better understand the experiences of both the patient and the physician. We hope that by examining these perspectives, we are able to better relate to our future patients and colleagues from an informed and empathetic position.storiesinmedicine.ducom@gmail.com
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Stress and Anxiety Management for Medical Professionals (SAMMP)Stress and Anxiety Management for Medical Professionals (SAMMP) at DUCOM is an organization designed with the goal of shedding light on the importance of mental health management, both as a medical students and as practicing healthcare providers. Considering the high rates of burnout, anxiety, and stress that many physicians endure in silence, it is a topic that merits some acknowledgment and discussion. With that being said, DUCOM’s SAMMP will work to enlighten medical students on stress, mental health and preventing burnout in the field. SAMMP will work closely with DUCOM Psych/Soc advisors in order to conduct informative sessions on medical school stress and physician burnout, delving into the risks and management techniques. Through sessions designed for communicating with other medical student peers, knowledgeable faculty, and even guest speakers, SAMMP hopes to guide DUCOM students into the professional field with mental health self-awareness!sammp.ducom@gmail.com
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Student CupboardAs a resource, our mission and goals are:
• To provide a reliable source of food for those in our community experiencing food insecurity
• To become a safe space for discussion and education in order to destigmatize food insecurity in our
community and beyond
• To partner with other resources and departments in order to assure the sustainability of the Student
Cupboard as a resource for our community

Volunteers will help the club as we educate on nutrition and food insecurity as well as buy, organize, and collect food.
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Students Against Racism (StAR)The purpose of Students Against Racism (StAR) is to unify students interested in fighting against racism and discrimination in the healthcare field. The main task of this group will be planning the annual Racism in Medicine Conference. Organized by the Philadelphia-area medical schools, this student-led conference aims to fight racism in medicine by joining students of various healthcare professions and engaging them in both captivating dialogue and strategic action planning. Outside of the conference, the group aims to increase awareness of racism and discrimination in healthcare through information sessions, panel discussions, and community outreach. We aim to host various programs and events, such as monthly newsletter, bi-monthly safe space discussions, journal clubs, in addition to various volunteer activities and collaborations with other ethnic/identity clubs.StAR.DUCOM@gmail.com
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Surf & Ski ClubOur mission is to promote a sense of community at DUCOM by bringing students together who share a passion for action sports like surfing, paddleboarding, kiteboarding, skiing, snowboarding, and the like. Our goal is to help foster fitness, wellness, and camaraderie. The club is open to everyone, from regular thrill-seekers to absolute first-timers, as this organization will seek to build a good-natured and accepting community that focuses on providing students with opportunities to pursue and share these outdoor passions.DUCOMSurfandSki@gmail.com
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Taste BudsTaste Buds’ mission is to spread the joy of food and community. And what better way to do that by doing something we all love: eating. Medical school is stressful and at times very isolating. Taste Buds is a baking/cooking club for members to not only learn basic skills in the kitchen, but a place to make these meals together to meet new students, from group A/B or from a different year, that they wouldn’t have met otherwise. It will be a space for us to decompress while recreating our favorite recipes and sharing foods from different cultures. A place to develop new relationships while expanding our palates!tastebudsducom@gmail.com
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Tennis ClubDUCOM Club Tennis aims to provide a community for students who enjoy playing tennis or are interested in learning how to play. We welcome players of all skill levels and provide rackets if you need one. We hold weekly practices that consist of games, drills, and lessons for beginners.ducomclubtennis@gmail.com
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The Birthday BoxThe Birthday Box is an organization that aims to reach out to families, specifically mothers and children, who are unhoused or currently living in shelters, and provide them with a box to celebrate their birthday. Our birthday box will be catered to both children and their guardians, and include items to celebrate their birthday as well as basic necessities (hygiene/gift cards). Our goal is to encourage connection between medical students and individuals experiencing houselessness, not just over necessities like child care/health/education but also over joyful moments that everyone has a right to celebrate, such as a birthday. In doing so we hope to not only celebrate with these individuals but also bring light to the fact that although shelter/food/health care are integral and essential for all, everyone also deserves to celebrate milestones and the time to care for themselves.thebirthdayboxducom@gmail.com
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Trauma Informed Care (TIC)Every physician will interact with patients who have dealt with some form of trauma. We aim to keep our group informed about how the healthcare system can both promote and impede healing. As a member of the Trauma-Informed Care group, you will be exposed to culturally competent training when dealing with underrepresented patient populations. You will also learn evidence-based skills that will help your future patients feel safe, as well as making you more equipped to help them!ducomtraumainformedcare@gmail.com
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Ultrasound ClubThe mission of this club is to provide medical students the skills to use and properly analyze an ultrasound firsthand. So much of our learning is done via PDFs, but most long-term learning is done through practice. The ultrasound medicine interest group hopes to use ultrasound devices to teach medical students proper technique and how to diagnose various organ pathologies.ducomultrasound@gmail.com
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Volleyball ClubDUCOM Volleyball is a student organization that seeks to provide a place for students to play volleyball. We welcome individuals of all skill levels to join and participate in pick-up style games and casual peppering to de-stress and build relationships in a team sport.vball.ducom@gmail.com
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Wellness ClubThe Wellness group is a confidential group where 1st and 2nd year students can safely address any issues they would like with peers. The group is facilitated by DUCOM Faculty from the office of student Wellbeing, Drs. Adaman and Gottlieb. The group meets weekly during the academic year.ducomwellness@gmail.com
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Women in LiftingWomen in Lifting is an organization to help create a safe and welcoming environment in the DUCOM gym for women who are interested in lifting. In today’s society, the gym is typically more male-dominated in the weights section, leaving women reluctant to traverse the area. We hope to empower women and instill confidence in the gym, and give women the proper and strong foundation in starting their fitness journey. Even though Women in Lifting is catered towards women, we are open to anyone who is interested in learning how to lift and begin their fitness journey.ducomwil@gmail.com
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Yoga ClubYoga Club is an opportunity for students and faculty to focus on the mind, body, and spirit. The mission of the Yoga Club is to offer participants a way to improve physical fitness, self-awareness, and relaxation techniques. The Yoga Club aims to promote the practice and study of yoga and foster a sense of community around this practice. We are open to all skills and abilities and are flexible with our practice in order to best suit the participants.Sign up
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Application First AidRemember applying to medical school? The personal statement, secondaries, interviews…the agonizing wait?? To get any help, you either had to know someone or spend hours scrolling through reddit. “Medical School Consultants” exist, but cost hundreds to thousands of dollars on top of an already exorbitantly priced application. Application First Aid (AFA) aims to fill this gap by providing free application assistance for medical school applicants. We provide one-on-one mentorship for students from a variety of undergraduate universities on personal statements, secondary essays, and interview preparation. We especially hope to reach individuals who belong to underrepresented groups in medicine. Be an AFA mentor, and help make this process a little better for someone whose shoes you were once in.ducomafa@gmail.com
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Art ClubThe Art Club will hold regular programming to practice art and learn from one another. We will practice technique as well as developing personal expression. More irregularly, we intend to collaborate with muralists and other community artists to learn and perhaps make our spaces more beautiful. We may also hold larger activities such as art shows and charity events. All of these will serve to aid students in expression and its application.ducomartclub@gmail.com
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Attending MusiciansAttending Musicians is an organization that is dedicated to bringing together the diverse members of the DUCOM community, including students, teachers, clinicians, healthcare workers, and staff, through music. We aim to utilize our musical talents to engage with each other and the surrounding community through initiatives such as hosting mini-concerts and fundraising events at DUCOM and other local community facilities. All medical students are welcome to join regardless of their musical instrument, skill level, or genre of interest!attendingmusicians@gmail.com
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Christian DisciplesDUCOM Christian Disciples is an interdenominational Christian club based on the West Reading campus that meets on a weekly basis (usually over a free meal) to study scripture, grow in friendship with one another, and support each other in living as Christian medical students and future physicians! We are open to people of all backgrounds and Christian faiths or anyone who is interested in exploring the Christian faith for the first time. In addition to our weekly meetings, we are looking to offer fun social events (bonfires, concerts, service, etc.) to grow our community in relationship with one another and dive deeper into our Christian faith. We have a network of Christian physicians, medical professionals, and religious leaders in the area that come to speak to our group regularly, offer opportunities for service, and invite us to local events. We hope you will join us this semester to grow deeper in your life as a Christian disciple!ducomcd@gmail.com
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Cutting Edge AnatomyCutting Edge Anatomy seeks to introduce basic anatomy and physiology to the youth of our community, while serving as mentors for students interested in a career in healthcare. Working with students from local schools, we will utilize engaging activities such as Kahoot, anatomical models, interactive presentations, possible field-trip(s) to DUCOM, basic case-based learning activities, crafts, and scavenger hunts. Our group will meet and prepare hands-on curriculum, while forming relationships with local organizations and interacting with their students. By exposing younger members of our community to these concepts early on in their education, we can promote a growing interest and passion for science within medicine.cuttingedgeanatomy@gmail.com
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Dance LabDance Lab is a space to serve as a creative outlet for those who wish to explore and learn different dance styles. Students may choose to lead a session according to their particular style interest. While choreography may be an element included in the sessions, there will be a strong focus on technique and freestyle. Ultimately, Dance Lab aims to increase confidence and the sense of community through the freedom that comes from dance expression. No previous dance experience is necessary to join, and all are welcome!ducom.dancelab@gmail.com
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Disc GolfDisc Golf Club seeks to promote the fast-growing sport of disc golf to DUCOM students. We will explore the many different disc golf courses in Berks County and the surrounding areas. This club is open to all skill levels and experiences.ducomdiscgolf@gmail.com
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Drexel Running GroupDRG is for those who love running, want to be better at running, or just purely want to look cool and run. The DRG strives to foster camaraderie and inclusion through running in the great outdoors of Reading, Pennsylvania. There are many running friendly areas to explore, such as Gring’s Mill, Wyomissing Park, and Blue Marsh. Whether new to running or an ex-collegiate runner, all are welcome to participate. DRG provides a chance to spend time with friends while taking care of our physical and mental wellness through running. Along with meeting weekly for casual runs, we participate in local races and hold club meals. Come run and eat a bagel with us!dreadingrungroup@gmail.com
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DUCOMputer SCienceDUCOMputer Science club aims to introduce students to computer science topics and applications to keep us better informed on the applications of computer science in healthcare. Our goal is to give students a computer science toolbox that they can use for the rest of their careers.ducomcs@gmail.com
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Golf ClubThe purpose of the DUCOM Golf Club is to provide opportunities to DUCOM students at all skill levels, with the goal of promoting student wellness, fostering sportsmanship, and developing peer relationships. WE will accomplish these goals through events such as going to the driving range, mini golf, and 9 and 18 hole rounds. More experienced golfers in the club are able to provide pointers. Golf is a sport of life-long learning, and this club will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a new hobby or connect with other students who enjoy the game of golf.golfducom@gmail.com
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Medical Interview Practice ClubWanting to get more comfortable with the medical examination process? Feeling comfortable but wanting additional practice? Join the Medical Interview Practice Club! The Club is designed to increase DUCOM student’s confidence in applying the skills learned in Foundations of Patient Care for future physician-patient interactions. Students will work together in small groups in practicing the medical interview in both physician and patient roles. A patient case file will be provided prior to each session to improve the reality of the practice session. Most importantly, it will be a low-stress environment, with a minimal time commitment, and an area where DUCOM students can receive crucial feedback from their peers.Drexel.medicalinterviewpractice@gmail.com
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Mexican and Hispanic Restaurant ClubMHC organizes weekly or bi-weekly dinner outings at Latinx restaurants in the city of Reading. This allows students and their families to take a break from studying, enjoy excellent (and cheap!) cuisine, practice their Spanish, and engage with the community.MHCdrexel@gmail.com
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Nature Therapy ClubNature Therapy Club offers students the opportunity to learn more about and spend time in the great outdoors. We will discuss nature exposure’s role in therapy, conduct workshops on preventative backcountry medicine, and explore the surrounding area on camping excursions.naturetherapydrexel@gmail.com
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Reclining DocsBy promoting a healthy work-life balance, this club exists to encourage students to schedule time for something relaxing outside of studying. We plan to host accessible opportunities to improve mental health while building a supportive and positive community.recliningdocs@gmail.com
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West Reading YogisThe purpose of West Reading Yogis is to provide medical students with an enjoyable study break that benefits both their bodies and minds.wryogis@gmail.com
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