Student Organizations

Find connections and expand your horizons through student groups

You do not have to give up what you love when you come to Michigan Med. Our campus hosts 75+ medical student groups, many of them founded by students. Ranging from socially and academically focused, to service and identity oriented, these groups round out your medical student experience. You can choose to participate in as many as you would like!

For information on student organizations, please contact Denise Brennan, [email protected]

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group is a student interest group at UMMS dedicated to provide medical students with early exposure to the exciting field of emergency medicine.

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) strives to educate the student body about family medicine’s role in our health care system, dispel myths about the field, and demonstrate how family medicine is changing to improve its patient-centered model of medical care.

First in Family at the University of Michigan Medical School provides medical students who are first-generation (defined as students with parents who do not have four-year degrees) and/or low-income with the academic, professional, financial, and community resources necessary to succeed in medical school and in the medical profession.

Frog Island Track Club focuses on providing medical students with the opportunity to work with 1st to 6th graders in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Galens Tag Days

Galens Medical Society is the University of Michigan Medical School's largest and longest running service and social organization.

The Genomic Medicine Interest Group provides University of Michigan Medical School students with resources and opportunities to explore an emerging medical field that uses genomic information to provide patients with enhanced health outcomes.

GET Access is an organization that provides one-to-one remote technological guidance to geriatric patients so that they may use video software to participate in medical appointments and to connect with family & friends.

The GHHS recognizes students who practice patient-centered care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.

Hope Medical Clinic is a free clinic in neighboring Ypsilanti.

The IHI Open School is an interdisciplinary student organization that provides students of all health professions with a wide variety of opportunities and experiences in the field of quality improvement and patient safety locally at the University of Michigan and on both a national and international level.

A group that is focused on fostering Jewish community at the medical school.


The Latin American & Native American Medical Association was founded in 1985 to provide a more welcoming and supportive environment for our Native American and Latinx medical students at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Provides after school programming for elementary students in local under resourced schools.

The Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG) educates members about the evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life.

Med ECG is a medical student group that works on pro bono consulting projects with non-profit health care organizations in the local Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit community.

MedART is a longitudinal art therapy class for medical students that creates a space for discussion and creative expression. Sessions are free.

Medical Arabic at the University of Michigan aims to help future and current healthcare providers and physicians develop the basic spoken Arabic language skills needed to communicate effectively with Arabic speaking patients. The group is dedicated to helping participants provide culturally competent and sensitive health care by hosting lecture series and journal clubs focused on the Arab American experience.

Superb patient care requires much more than simply applying practice guidelines and insights from the natural sciences to the bodies of human beings.

The Medical French student organization consists of a group of French-speaking medical students and residents who are seeking to improve their language skills in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

The Medical Student Home Visit Program is an elective program designed to give pre-clinical students the opportunity to experience a medical home visit alongside a physician.

The Medical Mentorship Program (MMP) strives to address disparities in medical school readiness through offering institutional support, mentorship and sponsorship to aspiring physicians and physician scientists from backgrounds that are under-represented in the field of medicine.

Medical Student Grand Rounds is a monthly series of talks presented by medical students for an audience of medical students and interested faculty.

Medical Students for Choice® is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices.

Medical Students for Disability Health & Advocacy (MSDHA) is a student organization that aims to promote disability health initiatives and unite students with disabilities and chronic illnesses as well as allies at the University of Michigan Medical School.

The primary mission of Medical Students of Middle-Eastern Descent is to serve the Middle-Eastern population both in this country and in the Middle East.