AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION (AMSA)
As an international chapter of the American Medical Students Association, this group promotes active improvement in medical education, world health care delivery, and the enhancement of social, moral, and ethical obligations of the medical profession. The St. George’s University chapter has on average 600 AMSA members- making us one of AMSA’s largest chapters.
BUSINESS IN MEDICINE (BIZMED)
The Business in Medicine club aims to integrate the worlds of business and entrepreneurship with the field of medicine. There is an increasing need for physicians to adapt to the growing relationship between the medical industry and the business industry that it belongs to. This club will encourage all medical students to understand the logistics and management required to run a medical practice, establish their role in the hospital setting, or even obtain a position on a medical board.
We aim to highlight and develop the pivotal skills of professionalism, ethics, public speaking, entrepreneurship, knowledge about health insurance companies, and the government impact on medicine. Additional areas of focus consist of developing team building and leadership skills, which encourages students to provide a comfortable workplace environment. Emphasizing the importance of knowing when to lead, when to let others lead, and having the ability to inspire others to lead, will altogether provide a better cohort of future physicians.
DERMATOLOGY INTEREST GROUP ASSOCIATION (DIGA)
The Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA) was nationally founded with the purpose of providing support for students considering a career in Dermatology. It will provide opportunities for students to form productive relationships between other students, residents, and program directors on topics pertinent to a career in Dermatology as well as foster a forum for communication and accurate information exchange.
The Chapter at St. George’s University School of Medicine is dedicated to the recruitment, success, and retention of students interested in a field of Dermatology as a specialty, sub-specialty, or area of research. Contributions will be made to the surrounding community through the utilization of members’ training and subsequent skills.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CLUB (EMC)
Students from a variety of backgrounds choose to join the EMC to learn more about Emergency Medicine, help the local Grenadian community, and get a jumpstart on their clinical years through several hands-on workshops. The club regularly invites guest speakers to talk with students about the field of Emergency Medicine, obtaining residencies, and recent advances that have been made in the field. All students are welcome to join.
IOTA EPSILON ALPHA HONOR MEDICAL SOCIETY (IEA)
The Society is a non-profit educational and humanitarian institution. The purposes are:
- to promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity in scholarship and research.
- to recognize outstanding achievements in the study, practice, and science of Medicine.
- to encourage the highest standards of character, conduct, leadership, ethos, and compassion.
- to improve the overall morale of medical students and graduates locally and worldwide.
- to promote and, where possible, provide for the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent, locally and worldwide.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS (IFMSA)
The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is an independent, non-governmental and non-political federation of medical students’ associations worldwide. IFMSA-Grenada joined the international body in 2009 and is the forum for medical students in Grenada to the worldwide IFMSA community, which represents more than 120 different member chapters comprising of over 1 million medical students to the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
IFMSA-Grenada helps our medical students lead initiatives that impact positively the communities we serve and raise concerns about Grenada in a global platform. IFMSA builds capacity through training, projects, and exchanges opportunities while embracing cultural diversity so as to shape a sustainable and healthy future.
INTERNAL MEDICINE CLUB (IMC)
The Internal Medicine Club (IMC) at SGU is aimed at exposing students to the practice of internal medicine as well as the many sub-specialties it encompasses. The organization acts as an educational resource to members by providing career guidance, hosting guest lecturers, and conducting clinical skills seminars. One of the goals of the organization is to familiarize students with the general field of Internal Medicine and its many medical sub-specialties in order to provide better insight into what career the student wishes to pursue. Through our clinical skills seminars focused on physician/student interactions, we plan to better prepare SGU students for their 3rd/4th years. By learning about the different training paths offered through internal medicine, it is hoped that students will be aided in thinking about future career goals.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SURGICAL NETWORK (INCISION)
To promote safe, accessible, affordable surgery for all through the tenets of advocacy, education, and research.
First and foremost, to provide valuable experience and education to prospective Pediatricians currently enrolled as students of SGU. Thus, the club aims to avail students with pertinent information that will ultimately support decisions regarding postgraduate specialty. The club aims to educate students with valuable and timely technical teaching provided by clinically active Physicians. As an SGU student organization, the club will ultimately conduct educational seminars, as well as physician shadowing, volunteering, and fundraising operations that aim to benefit the local Grenadian community.
PSYCHIATRY STUDENT INTEREST GROUP (PSYCHSIG)
Psychiatry Student Interest Group’s (PsychSIG) mission is to contribute to the overall mission of St. George’s University’s commitment to a diverse international education, while fostering intellectual curiosity, and addressing popular cultural disparities in the field of mental health by nurturing creativity and professionalism, with a focus on psychiatry. PsychSIG is committed to expanding knowledge within a multicultural, biological psychological, and social structure.
NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY (SGUNS)
The mission of the SGUNS is twofold:
Firstly, it exists to foster and sustain the students’ interest and involvement in neurosciences throughout their basic science and clinical years, with an endpoint of providing students with valuable knowledge in neurosciences and provide insights into medical and research careers within the domain of neurosciences. However, the organization is also intended for students of interests other than in neurosciences.
Secondly, it is designed to provide knowledge, exposure, and valuable and enjoyable experiences from neuroscience-related activities to the local school kids and community. The goal is to stir interests in today’s young students and steer them toward scientific endeavors in the domain of neurosciences that will excite them and benefit humanity.
STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (SNMA)
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.
SGU SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB (SMC)
The Sports Medicine Club at SGU is a student organization that aims to integrate sports into medicine. With the wide variety of specialties that can aid in keeping a team healthy, our goal is to highlight the path to becoming a sports medicine physician. By going into the Grenadian community, we are able to give back and spread awareness of safe athletics. With the help of guest speakers and hands-on training workshops, we will be able to shape the future of sports by keeping athletes healthy. This group provides students with the opportunity to explore the specialty of Sports Medicine. It’s founded to educate others through lectures, guest speakers, and workshops in the field of Sports Medicine. The club strives to create strong relationships with local sports teams in Grenada while promoting volunteering and community service.
The aims and functions of the organization are to provide the following:
- Opportunities to attend lectures given by qualified professionals within the field (Sports Medicine Physicians, Sports Medicine Orthopedics, PM&R Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nutritionists, and Veterinarians).
- Volunteer experiences through relationships formed with surrounding sports teams in Grenada.
- Host a philanthropy event to raise money for a charity that is chosen by the club and related to medicine
- Opportunities to attend workshops related to Sports Medicine such as imaging, joint injection, concussion management, injury prevention, treatment on-court/field, and many more.
SURGERY CLUB SOM
Surgery Club was established for SGU students with an interest in general surgery or any of the surgical specialties. We provide early exposure to the surgical sciences through education and workshops. We also focus on service to the Grenadian community.
WOMEN IN MEDICINE (WIM)
WIM is a committee that advocates for the interests of women in medicine, particularly physicians-in-training. We promote women’s health, emphasizing well-being and autonomy and we work for the inclusion of women’s health issues in medical school curricula and continuing medical education. We also work to affirm the basic right of reproductive freedom and to educate women to become full participants in their own health care. For example, as apart of community education, we participate in community Health Fairs and offer breast exam screening, self-exam instruction, resources, and referrals. There are many workshops, guest lectures, and activities planned during each semester to benefit students, staff, and the community.