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University Wide Organizations

529 Meeting Street Medical Clinic

Community Outreach Group, Service Group

This Telehealth clinic primarily serves people experiencing homelessness or housing instability in downtown Charleston. The clinic space is at The Navigation Center on Meeting Street, a place that provides casework, mental health care, job assistance, and more for those in need. Volunteers take vitals and a brief health history before the Telehealth encounter begins. During the encounter, volunteers assist by utilizing technology that communicates with the provider. Come volunteer with us from 1 - 2 PM, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. To volunteer, look out for a sign up email sent periodically to all colleges at MUSC, or contact us by email.

For more information, email 529meetingclinic@gmail.com or email:

Actively Moving Forward (AMF)

Service Group, Social Group

The mission of Actively Moving Forward (AMF) at MUSC is to provide peer support for college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one and empower the campus community to take action through service.

For more information email:

Adaptive Gymnastics Learning Club

Community Outreach Group

The purpose of the Adaptive Gymnastics (for Special Needs Children) Leadership Club is to provide MUSC and college students an opportunity for hands-on experience serving the special needs population of the Lowcountry through the sport of gymnastics. Our program fosters leadership skills critical to help special needs children engage in a community-based experience that introduces social skills, mobility, and sensory awareness.

For more information, email:

Alliance for disAbility Advocacy

Affinity Group

The Alliance for disAbility Advocacy is a student-led coalition of allies and students with disabilities dedicated to community support, awareness, and advocacy around disabilities issues.

We provide a safe space for open dialogue about disability issues both seen and unseen with the goal of creating a mutually supportive community where students can share and learn about challenges faced by each other. 

We increase transparency by sharing information and experiences relevant to navigating the curricula, disability services, and accommodations for students with disabilities.

By working collaboratively with the administration of each College within MUSC and the Department of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, we advocate for students with disabilities to reduce barriers and support students’ health and well-being through resource allocation and policy change.

For more information, email:

Alliance for Equality

Affinity Group, Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group, Social Group 

The MUSC Alliance for Equality is an organization of students of all orientations and identities at MUSC designed to provide a sense of community, support, and advocacy for anyone whose real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or alliance may put them in an at risk minority group. Our organization works to assist all students in improving their professional education at MUSC regarding sexual and gender minority issues. We also strive to educate policymakers about the importance of these issues and participate in events that offer its members community service experience in ways that directly benefit LGBTQ+ people and their families. We meet monthly and sponsor events periodically through the academic year.

For more information, email alliance@musc.edu or:

Alliance for Hispanic Health

Affinity Group, Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Service Group

The Alliance for Hispanic Health is a student-led community service organization focused on providing health education to the local community with an emphasis on the underserved Hispanic and Latino populations. We partner with clinical services and physicians to provide health screenings and diabetes education to those in need. Through volunteer and service opportunities, we hope to enrich the student experience and provide exposure to a variety of educational and cultural perspectives. We look forward to having you!

For more information click here, or email:

Best Buddies

Community Outreach Group

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships between students and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The MUSC chapter is the first Medical University chapter of Best Buddies. This organization provides future medical professionals the opportunity to build friendships with and learn about a unique population that we will inevitably see and treat in the future.

For more information, email:

CARES Clinic

Educational Group, Service Group

The CARES Clinic is a student-run clinic that offers free healthcare to adults without health insurance. Our mission is to provide quality healthcare at no cost to the underserved populations of the Charleston area while educating future healthcare professionals through our service to these patients. Volunteering at CARES offers valuable interprofessional experience as we have volunteers from College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions. We are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6 and 9 PM. Our specialty nights include Spanish, Gynecology, Cardiology, Integrated Med/Psych, and Orthopedics.

For more information, email caresboard@musc.edu or:

Discussions in Medical Ethics (DIME) Interest Group

Interest Group

Discussions in Medical Ethics (DIME) is a university-wide organization that provides a platform for student-led discussions centered around current ethical issues within medicine, research, and education. The mission of DIME is to serve as a resource for students in all health professions interested in expanding their understanding of medical ethics in practice and theory.

For more information, please email:

Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)

Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

FIMRC is a nationwide non-profit organization on a mission to bring improved healthcare to communities in the developing world. As an MUSC chapter, we organize three international trips per academic year, conduct local community outreach activities in Charleston to develop and improve inter-professional skills, and run Spanish-language crash courses and cultural seminars. Currently, FIMRC has clinic sites in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, India, Uganda, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the Philippines.

For more information, email bassb@musc.edu:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter of the Lowcountry

Community Outreach Group, Service Group

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is the premier worldwide interdisciplinary healthcare quality organization. Open School chapters are local interprofessional societies that bring together like-minded individuals to focus on healthcare improvement.

For more information, email lowcountryihiopenschool@gmail.com or:

International Student Association

Affinity Group

The International Student Association aims: To welcome and assist new International students as they arrive on campus. Services include arrival and housing assistance, ESL instruction options, and orientation to assure International students have a rewarding and productive educational program at MUSC. To plan and promote opportunities for cultural exchanges between International and American students through programs that enhance campus-wide understanding of people's differences and similarities. To expose international students to American culture and enable them to make a smooth transition into the educational and work environment at the Medical University of South Carolina. To expose Americans to international cultures from around the world.

For more information, email:

Multicultural Student Advisory Board (MSAB)

Affinity Group

MSAB serves to enhance the well-being of students who have been historically underrepresented in the health care professions. We provide opportunities for community outreach, social activities, and serve as a platform for discussions on diversity. MSAB focuses to create an environment where there can be an exchange of information and ideas among members of the various colleges and faculty in efforts to formulate solutions to common or particular problems seen in the various fields of healthcare. MSAB holds monthly meetings where we discuss the different aspects of diversity. All MUSC students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

For more information, email muscmsab@musc.edu or:

MUSC Against Hunger

The goal of this organization is to create a community of dedicated students and faculty who want to make a global impact by contributing to international and local relief efforts to distrubute food and life changing aid to vulnerable populations.

Service Group

For more information, email:

MUSC American Physician Scientist Association (APSA) Local Chapter

Professional Development Group

The American Physician Scientist Association (APSA) is a national organization that promotes the training and career development of aspiring physician scientists through serving as a voice for physician scientist training, providing educational opportunities, and contributing to the advancement of translational medicine. The purpose of our local chapter is to help medical students explore research opportunities, identify mentors, and develop skills for successful research while also fostering connections with other students and faculty.

For more information, email:

MUSC Asian Student Association

Affinity Group

A campus-wide platform for all ethnicities across MUSC's 6 colleges to celebrate Asian culture and healthcare issues unique to the Asian American community.

For more information, email:

MUSC Black Student Union

Affinity Group

The MUSC Black Student Union (BSU) provides services and programs that address the needs and concerns of all students of Africa and African-American descent.  BSU focuses on promoting unity throughout the African American community as well as spreading unity among students of other cultures at MUSC.  The Black Student Union is committed to stimulating intellectual, political, and social growth as well as providing leadership opportunities, social events, and networking opportunities amongst our membership.

For more information email:

MUSC Gospel Choir

Interest Group

The Gospel Choir is comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members dedicated to using the gift of music to spread joy and upliftment to MUSC and the surrounding community.

For more information, email:

MUSC Heart Health Fit Kids

Community Outreach Group, Service Group

This program is a family-centered and lifestyle-oriented program for children at risk of cardiovascular disease. A part of this program is fitness sessions, and students can volunteer to lead these fitness sessions.

For more information, email:

MUSC Jewish Association

Affinity Group, Community Outreach Group, Interest Group, Social Group

The goal of the MUSC Jewish Association is to create opportunities for members of the MUSC community to come together to experience and practice Jewish religious observances and cultural activities. The MUSC Jewish Association is open to all MUSC students, residents, faculty, and employees.

For more information, email:

MUSC Muslim Student Association

Affinity Group

The Muslim Student Association is designed to serve the purpose of functioning as a platform for both Muslims and non-Muslims affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina to promote inclusiveness within the community. Through this organization, members will also be able to educate others about the religion of Islam as well as Muslims and build interfaith dialogue across campus through social events and activities.

For more information, email:

MUSC Students Creating Relationships and Uprooting Barriers (SCRUBS)

MUSC SCRUBS is a partnership between Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood and the Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity.  MUSC SCRUBS members work with MSEB to facilitate experiences that foster meaningful and intentional relationships between MSEB and MUSC students.  Additionally, MUSC SCRUBS members introduce MSEB students to various health care topics through interactive programming and create pathways for MSEB students to pursue health care careers.

For more information email:

MUSC Student Government Association (SGA)

Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Service Group

MUSC Student Government Association is the unified voice of students in all six colleges and strives to increase the quality of student services and academic programs.  It serves as a liaison between students and the university administration to represent student opinions, needs and interests; and disseminates and promotes the exchange of information from the administration to students.

For more information email sga@musc.edu:

MUSC Students for a National Health Program

Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group

Students for a National Health Program is the student affiliate of Physicians for a National Health Program. We are a single-issue organization advocating for a universal, comprehensive, single-payer national health program. We believe that a single-payer, publicly-funded, privately-delivered universal health care system is necessary for us to provide high-quality, equitable, affordable care to all our patients. We believe that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity. We can see a single-payer system in our lifetime and the time to act is now. Thus, our purpose is to organize physicians, health professionals, and the public in support of a universal, comprehensive, single-payer, national health program.

For more information, email:

 

MUSiC

Community Outreach Group, Interest Group, Service Group

MUSiC is a special interest group composed of students from MUSC whose common goal is to entertain others on campus, in our hospitals, and in the Charleston community by performing live music. We consist of trained and amateur musicians and singers, specializing in a variety of genres and instruments as well as students who are strictly music lovers who wish to provide others with the same joy that we get from playing/listening to music. We serve patients of MUSC hospitals by having small groups of our members volunteering their musical talents to play at arranged gigs. We also would like to extend our presence to other MUSC students and hopefully in to the Charleston area as to help promote MUSCs dedication to the community.

For more information email:

Service Learners International

Education Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

MUSC Service Learners International (SLI) is a student-led organization focused on delivering health care during a week-long service trip to the Central Plateau region of Haiti. The group currently consists of medical and pharmacy students but is open to all colleges. SLI has a continuing mission to promote awareness of healthcare in Haiti and the developing world, while also proving sustainable, quality health care to the people of the Central Plateau.

For more information, email:

Student Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

The purpose of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council is to provide the students' perspective, input and advice to the Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity and to the Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  The council advises university leadership on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and provides strategic recommendations for addressing student diversity matters.

For more information email:

Student Interprofessional Society (SIPS)

Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group, Social Group

An aspect of Interprofessional Initiatives is the Student Interprofessional Society (SIPS). SIPS is a campus-wide student group dedicated to promoting the concept of interprofessional education. As future healthcare professionals, students at MUSC will be expected to collaborate successfully with a wide spectrum of people outside their specialty. This group was created to facilitate interaction between disparate disciplines while still in professional training. Through such interaction, it is hoped to improve interprofessional collaboration and thus patient care and outcomes. SIPS coordinates a variety of service and social events designed to help students of all colleges at MUSC learn from, with, and about each other. Membership is open to all students.

For more information, email: