Here are some clubs that you may wish to join.

Alpha Epsilon Delta

The purpose of this organization is to foster knowledge of the health professions among students and provide them with an honor society to recognize their achievements. Activities include meetings, lectures, CPR classes, pathology, conference, guest speakers, and multimedia presentations of medical science.

Contact: aed@pitt.edu

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

Our goal is to provide service concerning chemistry and other chemistry related fields for our members and the University's scientific community in general.

George Bandik - bandik@pitt.edu

American Medical Student Association - Pitt Chapter

The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.

American Red Cross Club

The Red Cross Club was created as a means for students to reach out to their community through activities of the Red Cross, including, but not restricted to, disaster services, health and safety, leadership development, and humanitarian law education.

Biology Club

The purpose of this organization is to promote an interest in biological sciences as well as to explore career options in the field.

Contact: upittbiologyclub@gmail.com or Sarah Bishop at sjb83@pitt.edu

Biomedical Engineering Society

The objectives of the chapter shall be to promote the profession of biomedical engineering through the organized effort of this group in study, research, and discussion of the fields of biomedical engineering and the dissemination of knowledge thereby gained.

Contact: pittbmes@gmail.com

Colleges Against Cancer

This is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities.

Contact: pitt.cac.pres@gmail.com

Dental Science Club

We, the Dental Science club, wish to bring together a cohesive network of graduate students interested in pursuing the dental profession by providing multiple opportunities throughout the school year to educate students about the University's Pre-Professional Health Committee, dental admissions process, Dental Admissions Test, service hours through children's hospital, as well as hands on experience in dental lab.

Contact: pittdentalclub@gmail.com or Yifan Xu at yix72@pitt.edu

Global Health Students Association

Seeks to promote interest in global health issues among GSPH students through the exchange of information among GSPH global health researchers, worldwide global health organizations, and the large body of international students enrolled at GSPH.

 

Global Medical Brigades

Global Medical Brigades is a secular, international student-operated volunteer organization whose mission is to provide sustained health care to underserved communities throughout the world. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our team at the University of Pittsburgh recruits student volunteers and medical professionals, gathers medicine, and then travels overseas to perform these medical brigades. Our current emphasis is to help the impoverished villages of Honduras in collaboration with one of their country's most highly regarded nonprofits, Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos, led by Sister Maria Rosa Leggol, a recent nominee of the Nobel Peace Prize. We will hold at least one trip per year. We will recruit dedicated students and licensed health care professionals to volunteer each trip. Along with the medical brigades, students will visit several community projects that aim to also better the quality of life in these impoverished areas.

Contact: pittgmb@gmail.com

Health Information Management Student Organization

To encourage the understanding of current theories and procedures in the practice of Health Records Administration, to provide students of Health Records Administration with the opportunity to become acquainted not only with their peers but with professional practitioners, to encourage students to adhere to the highest ideals and principles of the practice of Health Records Administration and to instill in them a professional attitude.

Contact: rharmon@pitt.edu

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

The purpose of our chapter is to encourage the next generation of health professionals to deliver safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-focused healthcare through inter-professional collaboration.

Contact: smeyer@pitt.edu

Lions Club at the University of Pittsburgh

(a) To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world; (b) To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship; (c) To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community; (d) To unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding; (e) To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members; (f) To encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Contact: sorc+lions@pitt.edu

MCAT Masters

The purpose of MCAT Masters is to facilitate students’ MCAT studying, and hopefully improve MCAT scores. To do this, we will form small groups of 2-4 students (small groups enable most efficient studying) based on when the students say they are free. Then, the students will be provided with study material, book suggestions, and practice questions to go over each week or every two weeks. We will also have monthly meetings for guest speakers (such as Andrea Abt), information about MCAT online courses, and any general questions/discussion. A recent Kaplan survey showed that 45% of med school admissions officers say a low MCAT score is the biggest application downfall. While GPAs can not necessarily be compared across schools, the MCATs can and they are undoubtedly of great importance. Thus, by creating a club solely focused on the MCATs, students will hopefully develop a better plan of study and stay efficient and consistent by studying in small groups.

Contact: Amy Xie at amx1@pitt.edu

MEDLIFE

MEDLIFE is a secular, volunteer-run global health organization whose mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. We seek to achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals from poor communities working to improve their access to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. Along with affiliate chapters, MEDLIFE at Pitt raises money for medicine, education and community development projects for low-income families in South America; actively learns about and increases awareness of inequality in global healthcare; and works to promote the highest standard of MEDLIFE's goals and reputation within the community.

Website: www.medlifeweb.org

Neuroscience Club

 The purpose of this organization is to expand knowledge and interest in the field of neuroscience and science as a whole, and to provide means for social interaction among students and teachers in the field of neuroscience.

Contact: pittneuroclub@yahoo.com

Premedical Organization for Minority Students (POMS)

The purpose of POMS is to provide motivation, aid, and retention for those students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help provide a vehicle for their future careers in the areas of health professions.

Email Auma Muttu at ajm175@pitt.edu

Project Sunshine

To serve the children and their families of Pittsburgh's Children Hospital with time and deeds both in and out of the hospital; to provide an engine for other organizations to become involved with Children's Hospital; to provide students with an opportunity to volunteer their time and energy benefiting Children's Hospital, especially for those students who wish to become involved at the Children's Hospital but cannot make the weekly time commitment desired of the hospital's volunteers.

Contact: lmp62@pitt.edu

Psi Chi – Psychology

To encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology.

Contact: kucinski@pitt.edu

Student Emergency Medical Services Initiative

To explore the founding of a student run Emergency Medical Quick Response Service licensed by the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to ensure proper continuing education and training of emergency medical services professionals, to educate the university community about emergency medical services as well as the prevention and treatment of sudden illness and injury.

Contact: studentemsi@gmail.com

Student Leaders in International Medicine 

 Our purpose is to foster interest in issues and professions within the realms of international medicine and global health. We hope to give students a route to further their interest and advance their education in such topics through networking and experiential learning. The ultimate goal of "Student Leaders in International Medicine" is to progress and amplify the development of health care professionals that are looking to spread their knowledge beyond the borders of the United States. Members of this organization interact as family, helping one another to achieve their own personal goals in global health.

Contact: slim.pitt@gmail.com

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

SNMA is designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities entering and completing medical school. To further this purpose, SNMA will seek to have one of its members as a representative on the admissions committee and work with the Diversity Student Affairs Office to ensure that recruiting letters are sent to potential minority applicants.

Contact: cpettigrew@medschool.pitt.edu

The Pitt Pulse

The Pitt Pulse serves to provide a monthly newsletter to the pre-health community on campus. The organization intends to serve as a source of information and medium of discussion relevant to Pitt students about the various aspects of the general field. The goal of The Pulse is to foster the academic and professional growth of Pitt students in the pre-health tracks of medicine, dentistry, podiatry, physician's assistant and others.

Contact: thepittpulse@gmail.com

Tri Beta Biological Honor Society

The purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship in the biolgical sciences; to promote the dissemination of biological knowledge; and to encourage research.

Contact: tribetauniversityofpittsburgh@gmail.com

University of Pittsburgh Pre-Veterinary Club

 The purpose of the University of Pittsburgh Pre-Veterinary Club is multi-functional. It serves to inform its members on career options within the animal science and veterinary medicine fields. The club also provides further insight into current veterinary procedures. Another goal is to provide members a source of information concerning veterinary school admission procedures. The club further provides members with the opportunity to interact with other students possessing similar interests and goals.

Contact: christin@pitt.edu

WISER Volunteers

WISER Volunteers is a club for undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Volunteers provide their time to help with the simulation courses for medical students at the WISER center.

Contact: WISERvolunteers@gmail.com