Student Groups

Organization Description
American Medical Association

The mission of the American Medical Association (AMA) is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. AMA is working to enhance the delivery of care and enable physicians and health teams to partner with patients to achieve better health. The Drexel University AMA chapter aims to spread knowledge, promote collaborative learning, and build networks between medical students and experts in the field.

Catholic Medical Association

The Catholic Medical Association is a national, physician-led community of healthcare professionals that informs, organizes, and inspires its members, in steadfast fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine. The organization is open to Catholics along with anyone interested or curious in learning more about Catholicism. DUCOM CMA is a student section of the organization that provides an environment for students and staff to be able to freely discuss and learn more about the Catholic faith as well as create a community for students to grow in their faith or rekindle it and understand how it can be applied in today’s practice.

Clinical Skills Interest Group

The Clinical Skills Interest Group provides students the opportunity to explore medicine through hands-on skills and clinical reasoning. The group hosts workshops throughout the year that cover essential aspects of the physical exam as well as other skills that will benefit students during their third and fourth year clerkships. Each workshop is led by practicing physicians and residents who provide instruction and unique insight into their specialties. Ultimately, the goal of the Clinical Skills Interest Group is to prepare students for their clinical years, introduce them to different areas of medicine, and to promote learning beyond the classroom.

Dermatology Interest Group

The Dermatology Interest Group is committed to supporting, motivating, and encouraging students interested in the field of dermatology. We strive to inspire all students to inquire about dermatology as it pertains to their specialty interests and provide support in a variety of capacities to future dermatologists.

Drexel Urology Interest Group

The objective of the Urology Interest Group is to educate the medical school on the field of Urology. We would like to enlighten students about the specific work, lifestyle, and criteria for matching into the field of Urology. To do this, we plan on bringing in attending Urologic surgeons around the Philadelphia area to describe their work and day-to-day experiences as Urologic Surgeons. Furthermore, we would like to engage the students in the field of Urology by organizing shadowing experiences between students and attending surgeons in the area. Later in the year, we plan on inviting fourth year medical students that matched into the field to describe their experience with getting interested and subsequently matching into the field. We look forward to educating the medical school class on this wonderful specialty, and hope to increase interest in this competitive field.

DUCOM 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 in collaboration with Drexel Neurosciences Institute. 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. Currently, there is no organization making these opportunities accessible to DUCOM students interested in Neurosurgery.

DUCOM LGBTQPM

The DUCOM LGBTQPM group exists to support any and all student who fall under the LGBTQPM spectrum and teach future medical professionals about LGBTQPM health concerns.

DUCOM Military Medicine

The DUCOM military medicine organization seeks to build unity and cohesion among those interested in or actively pursuing a career as a military physician. This goal is accomplished by the dissemination of information, creation of training opportunities, and the connecting of student with current military physicians. Additionally, DUCOM military med invests in the local community by partnering with established non-profit organizations that help and support area veterans.

DUCOM Women In Surgery

Our 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.

Mindfulness and Meditation Club

The Mindfulness and Meditation Club’s purpose is to provide a space for the learning and practice of mindfulness and meditation. The club will meet bi-monthly for an hour long meeting. The meeting will consist of:

1) Informal learning; either from a text, talk, or guest speaker.
2) Informal practice; either sitting, walking, or standing.
3) Informal discussion, reflection and commentary, modeled after Dr. Rosenzweig’s Meditation and Mindfulness course.

The club will not focus on any particular practice, it will be open to all forms of practice. There will also be a focus on clinical aspects of mindfulness in medicine.

Surgery Interest Group

The Surgery Interest Group provides exposure, resources, networking, and shadowing experience to students interested in a career in General Surgery and its sub specialties.

Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine is all about exploring how medicine can be practiced in the low-resource settings of the wilderness. Our goal is to expose and engage anyone in this very fun aspect of the medical field. This group’s activities will include hikes with medical simulations, participation in medical adventure races, rescue-skills sessions, lunchtime film screenings and educational speakers, and attendance at local conferences. Hoping to arrange hikes, lectures, wilderness medicine skill competitions, and documentary screenings among other things to get people interested and involved in wilderness medicine.

Yoga Club

Yoga 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.