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Medicine Organizations

Alliance for Hispanic Health 

Service Group, Educational Group, Community Outreach Group 

The MUSC Alliance for Hispanic Health embraces campus diversity by bringing together students, healthcare professionals, and community members with the goal of improving health among the local Hispanic community. We strive to provide members with education, resources, and community service opportunities related to the needs of the Hispanic population locally. 

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

AMA/SCMA Student Group

Interest Group, Professional Development Group

The American Medical Association/South Carolina Medical Association Student Group goal is to engage students in health policy, advocacy, business in medicine, and current health affairs. We also participate in multiple national and state conferences throughout the year. 

For more information, email:

American Medical Women's Association

Professional Development Group, Community Outreach Group, Social Group

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is a group dedicated to the personal and professional development of our members. We hold group meetings throughout the year with female physicians in a variety of specialties to discuss challenges or differences as a female in their field. We also organize mentor pairs, group exercise, and other social events to bring our members together. In addition to this, we have a robust volunteering and fundraising component to our group. Currently our members serve as volunteers and labor coaches for young women at Florence Crittenton Home, a group home for pregnant teenage girls.  For more information, please reach out to Allyson Hill, Clinical President. We look forward to meeting you soon!

For more information, email:

Dermatology Interest Group

Interest Group

DIG is a student-led group that provides opportunities for educational and professional growth to students interested in a career in dermatology. We sponsor lectures on various dermatology topics and subspecialties, as well as host an annual post-match panel of 4th year students. We connect current medical students to mentorship, research, and volunteer opportunities and provide a forum to connect with like-minded individuals. The group also seeks to raise awareness about dermatologic issues and promote sun safety and skin cancer prevention in the Charleston community.   

For more information, email:

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Interest Group

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group at MUSC is a student run organization geared towards those interested in Emergency Medicine as a specialty and career choice. We hold regular monthly meetings that include both hands-on clinical skills labs and interactive presentations with Emergency Medicine Faculty and Residents (from surrounding areas).   Third year medical students benefit from information sessions focused on planning their fourth year, choosing the time and location of their EM rotation, and choosing an EM residency. 1st and 2nd years have the opportunity to shadow physicians in a level 1 trauma center during the school year, and rising 2nd years can gain more exposure to EM through summer experiences.   

For more information, email:

ENT Interest Group

Interest Group

Our goal is to foster interest Otolaryngology among medical students at MUSC and facilitate career exploration through providing opportunities for research, clinical exposure, and volunteer experiences. Furthermore, the ENT interest group promotes educational interactions between medical students, residents and attending physicians, allowing students to gain a greater insight into the field.    

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

Foundational for the International Medical Relief of Children

Service Group, Community Outreach

FIMRC is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 dedicated to improving pediatric and maternal health in developing nations through the implementation of self-sustainable health programs. Our purpose as a FIMRC Chapter is to support them in this mission by volunteering on medical trips to any of their 9 clinic sites around the world and fundraising for supplies and projects needed by the clinic sites. Planned group volunteer trips are organized to any of the FIMRC sites including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, Philippines, Uganda, and India, throughout the year! Additionally, our chapter is a way for MUSC students to hear about FIMRC's other opportunities including more extended volunteer and internship programs.

For more information, email:

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Interest Group

IMIG is a student-led organization to help students explore careers within Internal Medicine, including General Internal Medicine and subspecialties (Cardiology, GI, Critical Care and more). Events include monthly meetings with faculty and residents, volunteer activities, and clinical skill workshops. 

For more information, email:

Med-Peds Interest Group

Interest Group

The Med-Peds Interest Group (MPIG) is dedicated to students who desire to treat patients of all ages and have an interest in internal medicine and pediatrics.  Our meetings will include hosting Med/Peds residents and physicians to help discuss the benefits of being involved in this specialty and what makes it different as well as how it can help with patient care.  There will also be different activities and student discussions on caring for patients with health concerns, such as congenital heart disease and cystic fibrosis, that are uniquely suited for those trained in internal medicine-pediatrics.

For more information, email:

Medical Innovation Group

Interest Group

MIG's mission is to build an entrepreneurial environment for students that are seeking to work on innovative projects, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and health technology. We hope to connect students with resources to make their innovative ideas a reality, as well as connect students with faculty that can help further their projects and build a collaborative framework at MUSC.

Medical Student Ophthalmology Society

Interest Group, Service Group

MSOS is an interest and service group open to any medical student who is interested in the field of ophthalmology. We have several meetings each semester and participate in two main philanthropies. The Storm Fight for Sight Clinic is run by our organization and occurs 2-3 times per semester at clinics out in the community. With Storm residents and attendings, we provide free ophthalmic care to those in need. This is a great opportunity to improve your interviewing skills and to practice your ophthalmic exam. We also participate in ReSpectacle, which is a web-based organization that connects people in need of glasses with an accurate prescription free of charge.  

Medical Student Alumni Council

Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Social Group 

The Medical Student Alumni Council’s primary functions are to help ease the transition from medical student to active alumnus and to serve as liaisons between the student body and alumni. Consisting of 8-10 students from each class, the council assists the Office of Alumni Affairs in hosting student and alumni functions.

For more information, email:

Medical Students for Choice

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

Learning about all forms of contraception and abortion is hard, especially in the South, despite the fact that most future patients will rely on family planning throughout their childbearing years. MSFC is a national organization that is committed to ensuring that all medical students receive the ethical, medical, and legal education they will need to provide a full range of family planning care for their future patients. Projects at MUSC include facilitated discussions on women's public health and reproductive issues, counseling patients on pregnancy options, trips to the annual MSFC national meeting, and hands-on training for methods used in family planning.

For more information, email:

Military Medicine Interest Group (MMIG)

Interest Group, Service Group, Professional Development Group

This group is centered around those students with a desire to serve in the Armed Forces as a physician. We offer military advice, to include scholarships or repayment programs, military training, and volunteer opportunities to students in both the College of Medicine and the College of Dental Medicine. We have recently paired with the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC to provide volunteer services at Patriot's Villa, a local veteran housing project. Any student who is interested in serving or the scholarship opportunities offered by the Department of Defense should feel free to come to our meetings or contact us!

For more information, email mmig@musc.edu:

Oncology Interest Group

Interest Group

A group of medical students interesting in learning more about the practice of Medical, Radiation, and Surgical Oncology. We organize meeting and have speakers on subjects, such as Pediatric Oncology practice and how to prepare for an Oncology Fellowship. We are also involved in outreach for various Cancer societies and recruiting people for the Bone Marrow Registry.

For more information, email:

Phi Chi Medical Fraternity - Sigma Kappa Chapter

Service Group, Social Group

Phi Chi Medical Fraternity provides a meeting ground for students with common interests and goals, providing a wide variety of social and service opportunities to participate in throughout the year. Membership offers a wide latitude of benefits which range from an active and closely knit fraternal association with educational, personal, social and student professional relationships available throughout one's lifetime.

For more information, email:

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interest Group  

Interest Group

Our group helps to educate and expose students to the evolving field of PM&R with lectures, volunteer opportunities, shadowing, and workshops. Students can expect 2-3 meetings per semester, which may be integrated with groups like Sports Medicine Interest Group and W.O.L.V.E.S. Come join us!

For more information, email:

Plastic Surgery Interest Group 

Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Educational Group 

The Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG) provides opportunities for students within the College of Medicine to explore plastic surgery as a specialty and career option.  At regular meetings throughout the year, the PSIG provides an opportunity for students to meet with attending physicians, hear lectures on current trends in the field, learn about different residency programs, and even practice basic suturing techniques.  Plastic surgery is an incredibly diverse and dynamic field, and we encourage anyone who might be interested to come learn more.

For more information, email:

Public Health Interest Group

Interest Group

The Public Health Interest Group (PHIG) seeks to explore the diverse field of public health within the context of clinical medical practice. PHIG hopes to stimulate interest in public health and help students recognize how public health service can be incorporated into their diverse careers. We provide a monthly lecture series, opportunities to support MUSC's World AIDS Day and National Public Health Week celebrations, and a chance to meet students interested in public health from other colleges on campus.   

For more information, email: 

Radiology Interest Group 

Interest Group

The Radiology Interest Group's primary goal is to offer information, practical experience and mentoring in the field of Radiology. We provide our members with research opportunities, shadowing, career guidance, and advice from attending physicians in the Department of Radiology. For those considering a career in Radiology, our students and faculty have advice on  applications, interviews, and board exams. Throughout the year, we host speakers who specialize in various fields of Radiology to emphasize the breadth of the specialty and its involvement across the fields of medicine.   

For more information, email rig.musc@gmail.com or:

SAWBONES: Orthopaedic Interest Group

Interest Group

Sawbones, formed and approved by COMSC in 2006, is a Student Interest Group for those who are interested in Orthopaedics as a career. Sawbones usually meets about 7-8 times with  speakers from the field of Orthopaedics who address various topics. We also provide casting and suturing workshops once a year. We host various volunteer events throughout the year, and host a meeting to help students prepare for Step 1, set their MS3 year schedule, and help MS4s apply for away rotations.

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

Sports Medicine Interest Group

Interest Group

The Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG) is a student run organization to promote sports medicine in specialties such as orthopedics, PM&R, internal medicine, etc. Activities throughout the year include presentations from faculty, joint meetings with other interest groups, as well as volunteer and shadowing opportunities in the community.  

For more information, email:

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Interest Group, Service Group, Educational Group, Community Outreach Group

The MUSC chapter of SNMA is committed to addressing the health care needs of the minority populations in Charleston, SC through actively participating in and sponsoring local health fairs, bone marrow drives, sickle cell testing, and a large number of other community service activities. We are also committed to informing minority students, on both the secondary and college school level, of the many employment opportunities available to them in the health care profession.

For more information, email musc_snma@yahoo.com or: 

Student Psychiatry Interest Group

Interest Group, Educational Group, Community Outreach Group

We host a variety of lectures and other activities throughout the academic year to introduce students to the exciting field of psychiatry. These activities include an annual soiree, a brain stimulation lab tour, and local school outings to educate people about mental illness, drug abuse, and suicide.

For more information, email:

Surgical Training Awareness & Residency (STAR)

Interest Group

Surgical Training Awareness and Residency (STAR) was founded in 1998 to inform and educate medical students about the various surgical specialties and residency programs. STAR hosts speakers from various surgical disciplines on a monthly basis. We also provide opportunities for medical students to learn surgical techniques including knot-tying, scrubbing, and suturing. In the spring, we offer a residency workshop where speakers provide information on the process of applying for, and securing a position in the residency program of your choice.

For more information, email: 

  • Ariana Feuvrier, President, feuvrier@musc.edu
  • Robert Stroud, Vice President, stroudr@musc.edu
  • Pickney J Maxwell, Advisor, maxwelpj@musc.edu
  • Translational Research Interest Group

    Interest Group

    The Translational Research Interest Group aims to connect medical students with research exposures and opportunities throughout their training. MUSC research efforts span the diversity of specialties from neurosurgery to family practice, and we draw on this expertise to introduce students to academic medicine. Each semester TRIG will host talks by physicians with active research programs, sessions focused on presenting your work, networking first years with second years who have completed summer projects, and volunteer opportunities.

    For more information, email:

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology Interest Group (VIRIG)

    Interest Group

    VIRIG exists to inform medical students on the field of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. This includes helping students connect with faculty members.

    For more information, email:

  • Hubert Smith, President, smithhu@musc.edu
  • Baxter Williams, Vice President, willibax@musc.edu
  • Ricardo Yamada, Advisor, yamada@musc.edu
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