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University Wide Organizations

3-D Printing Club

Interest Group

The MUSC 3D-Printing Club is a new, campus-wide organization formed to spread knowledge and interest in the field of 3D-printing for both medical and non-medical applications. Students can learn how use the 3D printers in the library for any application, even with little or no previous 3D-printing experience. Additionally, students can learn about the diverse applications of 3D printing in medicine and hear from guest speakers across all medical specialties and colleges who use it for clinical applications.

For more information, email:

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 center that provides casework, mental health care, job assistance, and more for those in need. Volunteers at our clinic 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 while our volunteers work directly with the patient. Our clinic is always looking for new volunteers to serve our patients! To volunteer, look out for a sign up email sent periodically to all colleges at MUSC, or contact us by email. Please feel free to inquire about available volunteering slots by email at any time.

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

Community Outreach Group, Service Group

The ADA is a student-led coalition of allies and students with disabilities dedicated to community support, awareness, and advocacy around disabilities issues. Our mission is to create 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 the unique challenges they face. The ADA uses student feedback to advocate for university policy change alongside faculty members within the Medical University and the Department of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in order to make the health and well-being of the student body a priority.

For more information, email:

American Physician Scientist Association

Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Social Group

The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) is a national organization dedicated to addressing the needs of future physician scientists with respect to their training and career development. Founded in 2003, APSA held its first Annual Meeting in 2005 and has grown tremendously in the ensuing years. We are proud to have an MUSC APSA chapter and encourage you to join if you are an aspiring physician-scientist.

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

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:

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 DIMEMUSC@gmail.com or:

Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC-MUSC)

Community Outreach Group, Service Group

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)-MUSC chapter is a university wide inter-professional organization targeted at Local and Global Health. FIMRC-MUSC works directly with the national nonprofit organization - FIMRC and their HQ to establish yearly medical mission trips for MUSC students to attend at established FIMRC global sites up to 3 times a year. MUSC-FIMRC also gives back through it's fundraising efforts for FIMRC's global Adopt-A-Projects and yearly local service projects. We stand true to serving and aligning the chapters values to FIMRC's national mission statement "To provide access to healthcare for low-resource and medically underserved families around the world."

For more information, email:

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

Professional Development Group

We are a chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, which exists to bring students from different health professions programs together through a shared interest in learning about quality improvement and improving care for patients.

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)

Community Outreach Group, Service Group, Social Group

MSAB provides opportunities for community outreach, social activities, and serves as a platform for discussions on diversity. We strive to improve the recruitment and retention of minority faculty and students. MSAB holds monthly meetings where we discuss the different aspects of diversity . All MUSC students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Lunch is provided to all members who RSVP.

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

MUSC Against Hunger

Community Outreach Group, Service Group

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. 

For more information, email:

MUSC Alliance for Hispanic Health

Service Group

The purposes of the Alliance for Hispanic Health are the following:

To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between students, faculty, and staff of the six colleges of MUSC to better meet the needs of the Hispanic community of Charleston.To facilitate communication between MUSC and community wide healthcare organizations that serve the Hispanic community.To take action to improve the quality of health care programs provided to the Hispanic community and academic programs provided to health care professionals and students who serve the Hispanic community.To sponsor and participate in events and community service projects to promote the health and well-being of the Hispanic community of Charleston including health care services, cultural awareness, student needs and recruitment, and research.

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

MUSC Asian Student Association

Affinity Group

A campus-wide platform for all ethnicities across MUSC's 6 colleges to celebrate the diversity in Asian culture spanning from East Asia to Turkey. Social events with Asian food, volunteer opportunities with refugees, and immigrants, seminars with Asian professionals and speakers, and a place to meet someone new.

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

Service Group

Heart Health’s mission is to provide families with guidance on healthy lifestyle habits with a desired goal of improving the health of the children of South Carolina. In support of that mission, the specific mission of the Fit Kids Program is to provide aphysical activity component to support adoption of said healthy lifestyle habits. Volunteers conduct 60-minute exercise sessions, but also have a chance to participate in other events, such as the annual Building Healthy Communities 5k Run/Walk and Wellness Expo or KidsFair. The requirement to be considered an "active" volunteer is two hours of volunteering per month.

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

MUSC Jewish Association

Interest Group

We are an inclusive, campus-wide group that encourages students from all backgrounds to come together and appreciate the values of the Jewish culture. Specifically, we target the minority Jewish group in our student body. Our values includetradition, family, good food, and bringing people together. Some events we host include Shabbat dinners and service events around Charleston.

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 (SNaHP)

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

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 organizer@pnhp.org or:

MUSiC

Community Outreach Group, Interest Group, Service Group

MUSiC is composed of MUSC students whose goal is to promote music in medicine by entertaining others with live music on campus, in our hospitals, and in the Charleston community. We consist of trained and amateur musicians and singers that specialize in a variety of genres and instruments as well as students who are strictly music lovers who just wish to share their appreciation of music with others. Small groups of our members volunteer their musical talents by playing arranged gigs in MUSC hospitals and for MUSC sponsored alumni, fundraising, and social, etc. events. Other goals of ours are to extend MUSiC's presence to other MUSC students and improve community outreach as to help promote MUSCs dedication to the Charleston population.

For more information, email:

Nutrition in Medicine

Community Outreach Group, Education Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Social Group

We live in a time when rates of childhood obesity and diabetes are growing rapidly. These lifestyle-related diseases need to be addressed by future health professionals that understand proper nutrition and diet. Currently our curricula across the different colleges do not provide adequate nutrition education. We are provided minimal hours which are mainly focused on the biochemical aspects of nutrition and not practical applications with patients. The aim of this club will be to bridge that gap for students and expand education regarding basics and applied nutrition as well as various aspects of lifestyle medicine.

For more information, email:

Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE)

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

The MUSC Student Alliance for Equality (SAFE) is an organization of students of all orientations and identities at MUSC designed to provide a sense of community, support, empowerment 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, professionals and educators 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:

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.

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Student Innovation Ambassador Program

Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

The Student Innovation Ambassadors foster routine discussions that aim to resolve campus wide healthcare related problems using modern technology and innovation. The organization shall bridge the gap between student-led innovative endeavors and campus wide initiatives led by the university. Our main goal is to provide a platform for entrepreneurial development, and technological innovation in healthcare systems, driven by student representatives from all six colleges of the Medical University of South Carolina.

For more information, email: