Student Group Leadership Applications 2019

Hello everyone! SCOMSA has compiled a list of the student groups that are looking to transition leadership to new M1 leaders. Below you will find all of the relevant information for each group using this application. the deadline for submitting your applications is THURSDAY 2/14/2019 BY 8:00PM (except for one deadline highlighted in red). After submissions are collected, the student groups will reach out to you separately to continue the interview and selection process. Please email groups individually if you have any questions using their contact information below.


Student Group Group Mission Statement and Email Contacts Positions Available and Descriptions Application Link Other Information
AMA/MMS Description of positions available within the application. Application Link Application due Feb. 3 @ 11:59pm
American Geriatrics Society 2 co-leaders Application Link
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 4 co-leaders who will share responsibility for planning White Coat Embroidery, Book Drive/Collection, and interfacing with other AMSA chapters. One member will hold a treasurer role. Application Link
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Four Co-President positions Application Link
Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) AIG’s mission is to introduce medical students to the field of anesthesia and provide opportunities for students to talk to as many anesthesiologists as possible through talks and shadowing sessions.

Please email with any questions.

2-3 leaders are needed who take turn coordinating events Application Link
Art SPACE: Supporting People And Creating Empowerment 2 or 3 Co-Leaders Application Link
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) 4 Co-Leaders will be responsible for working together as a team to plan events at BUSM, collaborate with neighboring Tufts/Harvard chapters, and participating in National APAMSA conferences. Application Link
Boston University for Down Syndrome (BUDS) BUDS provides a unique opportunity for students to meet and get to know a young adult with Down Syndrome through group activity and one-on-one opportunity.

Please email with any questions.

1-2 leaders are needed to ensure that medical students and their buddies (young adult with Down Syndrome) get to hang out and coordinate group events. Application Link
BUMC Pride and Service Pride Contact: Mike Nitz:; Erin Carter:

Service Pride:

3 Co-Leaders for BUMC Pride, 1-2 Co-Leaders for Service Pride Application Link
BUSM Outdoor Outreach We are looking for 2-3 people to run the outdoor club next year. Future direction of the club is open. But traditional responsibilities include planning the orientation hike and collaborating with the emergency medicine interest group to run the wilderness medicine elective. This year we (I, Gabe) also ran a backpacking trip. X-country skiing probably (might) happen. Other activities/directions have included working with people with disabilities in the outdoors, ski trips, hiking trips etc Application Link
Cardiology Interest Group 3 Co-Leaders Application Link
Dermatology Interest Group 3 Co-Leaders Application Link
Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

The page is not accurate, Dr. Vonzella Bryant is our EMIG advisor.

Four leaders who will split up the responsibilities between each other equally. Submit an application to
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) 2 co-leaders of FMIG. Responsibilities will include planning lunch events, recruiting members, participating in the annual career expo, applying for AAFP funding, and organizing shadowing opportunities. Application Link
Fit4You 3 leaders:

1.) Clinic coordinator: screen for eligible patients to enroll in the Fit4You program and handle clinic scheduling.

2.) Education coordinator: lead sessions teaching new members of Fit4You how to counsel patients in clinic and will also work on getting students Epic access and training.

3.) QI/research coordinator: collect student, provider, and patient feedback about the Fit4You program and work to make changes to improve clinic flow as well as efficacy and satisfaction with the program.

Application Link
BUSM Historical Society 3 Co-Leaders who are interested in medical humanities and history. Position includes organizing events to engage the BUSM/BMC community in medical history and serving as co-editor of the Historical Society’s annual Aceso journal as an M4. Application Link
Integrative Medicine Interest Group/Meditation Initiative Looking for a team of students to plan events for the Integrative Medicine Interest Groups (lunch talks, shadowing, etc.). Also looking for students interested in leading weekly yoga and/or meditation sessions. Application Link
Internal Medicine Interest Group The Internal Medicine Interest Group hopes to represent the diverse field of internal medicine on campus and provide opportunities for students to engage with it in the following ways: 1) Provide students with information about internal medicine as a medical specialty and as a possible career. 2) Expose students to clinicians in the field of internal medicine with interesting and successful careers who can provide students with a sense of what it is like to be an internal medicine specialist or subspecialist. 3) Provide an opportunity for students to learn, network, and relax together.

Contact: Wini Zambare:, Sarah Zambrano:, Alex Lanes:

Co-chairs (3) – plan creative events, stay in touch with faculty advisor, seek out opportunities to represent IMIG, provide opportunities for students to engage with internal medicine Application Link
KCARES Need 2-4 new leadership team members. Help coordinate weekly drop-in sessions and budget for yarn/needle supplies. Application Link
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) LMSA seeks to strengthen BUSM’s Latino community by creating a space for students to share their diverse experiences and backgrounds, by raising awareness about the health issues faced by the Latino population in Boston and the U.S., and by creating mentorship and networking opportunities for medical students. LMSA also seeks to create service opportunities for any student interested in working with the Latino community as well as for students interested in language immersion. As part of the national LMSA, our chapter communicates with other LMSA chapters in Boston and in the North East in order to further our common organizations’ goals.


Stephanie Sanchez:, Priscilla Gonzalez:, Carolina Villalba-Arango:, Karol Serafin:, Sarah Zambrano:

5 Board Members total Application Link
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)/Student Partnership for Reproductive Health (SPaRC) MSFC: Medical Students for Choice is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.

SPaRC: This group aims to educate medical students about reproductive healthcare through formative experiences and associated curriculum events that will allow them to provide compassionate and competent care for people from all backgrounds seeking abortions. This group seeks to support reproductive autonomy by helping patients navigate through through sensitive reproductive healthcare decisions and providing patient-centered contraceptive counseling.

Contact: Alex Forsyth:

Leaders for SPaRC and/or MSFC – looking for 2-3 new people Application Link Applicants will have the option on our form to apply for leadership of MSFC, SPaRC, or both
Medicine and Public Health Student Association (MPHSA) Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with students and faculty from BUSM and other BU graduate schools to address current public health issues. Expose students to diverse pathways to incorporate public health into their future medical careers.

Contact: Priya Cherukuri:, Ilana Regenbogen:, Molly Vora:,

Three people needed to co-lead the group, which would include arranging lunch talks, collaborating with other student groups, and anything that the new leaders brainstorm doing. It’d be great for M1s to email all three of us in one email! They can email the addresses provided above.
Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG) Leadership (3) – Serve as a liaison to the orthopaedic department to schedule/facilitate things like lunch talks, shadowing, and research opportunities. Application Link
Otolaryngology Interest Group 4 Leaders – plan events and serve as liaisons between the BMC Department of Otolaryngology and BUSM students Application Link
Parkinson’s Partners Event Planning, Participant Recruitment, and Research. Applicants can select their interests in any of these duties, on the Google form, and can select multiple interests. As of now, we’re interested in 1 to 2 more leaders for this spring semester, and none of the leaders have to have participated in Parkinson’s Partners last semester. Application Link
Pathology Interest Group The mission of the BUSM pathology interest group is to provide medical students with early exposure to the field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We aim to: Increase awareness of the breadth of Pathology and Laboratory medicine during the pre-clinical years; Demonstrate the integral role of pathologists in providing clinical care to patients; Demonstrate how knowledge gained during the pre-clinical curriculum forms the fundamental knowledge base for the practice of pathology.

Contact: Gabriel Lerner:, Max Rosenthaler:, Yelu Zhang:, Qiu Zi Yang:, Carmen Sarita-Reyes:, Rachel Multz:, Joel Henderson:

Leaders (up to 4) Application Link
Peer Advising Committee The Peer Advising program aims to provide support and guidance to incoming first year medical students at BUSM. We also aim to foster communication and mentorship between first years and their upperclassmen. We also hope to build a spirit of peer mentorship at BUSM and hope to continue to expand the program to encompass all four years at BUSM.

Contacts: Shriya Reddy:, Wini Zambare:, Yousif Kettoola:

Co-chairs (3)

The responsibilities include:

– Sending out peer advising applications/surveys to advisors and incoming M1s, and creating peer advising groups

-Organizing Orientation events (Peer Advisor Lunch, White Coat Ceremony Tours, Field Day) as well as other events throughout the year

– Maintaining communication with Peer Advisors throughout the year and address issues that may come up

– Maintaining communication with the Office of Student Affairs / SCOMSA to coordinate events

Application Link
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society (PRESS) Leadership (2) – Plan events for plastic and reconstructive surgery exposure and provide the additional support desired by students looking into a Plastic Surgery residency in any year by facilitating access to faculty in the department. Application Link
Psychiatric Student Interest Group The BUSM PsychSIG is a student-run organization open to students interested in all specialties. After all, psychiatric, psychological, and emotional factors all play a role in illness and recovery, and as such, are relevant to all patient care. This relevance stretches to all fields of medicine: from oncology to obstetrics. Thus, a deepened understanding of the issues surrounding mental illness and psychiatric care is an asset to all physicians. Our group seeks to help all students develop such an understanding. We also aim to provide specific information for those wishing to pursue a career in psychiatry.

Contact: Isa Gell-Levey:, Ian Benjamin:, Natalie Mulkey:

2-3 co-leaders to plan and create events (about 1 event a month), meet 2-3 times a semester with the advisor, and handle club/event logistics. Application Link
Radiology Interest Group

Contact: Mintae Kim:

Radiology Interest Group Leader (2-3 people). Responsibilities entail planing lunch talks, interfacing with residents for shadowing opportunities, and setting up other radiology-related events. Application Link
Sleep Medicine Interest Group

Contact:; David Danis:, Kathleen Chen:, Nakul Sagdeo:, Anh Cheng:

4 people needed for general leadership Please contact directly if you are interested
South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMoSA) The South Asian Medical Student Association at Boston University School of Medicine will serve to support, guide, and develop a sense of community for medical students of South Asian descent . SAMoSA hopes to establish relationships with Boston Medical Center physicians of similar descent to act as mentors for medical students throughout their career. In addition, we plan on organizing events to raise awareness about South Asian cultural practices with the BUSM community. Lastly, by holding social events we hope to foster a culture of community and sharing among South Asian students. All students who are interested in learning and/or sharing about South Asian culture through a medical lens are welcome to join.

Contact: Rashmia Koul:, Shreya Sharma:, Pramod Kamalpathy:

3 positions for SAMoSA Leaders – student leaders will coordinate events and lunch talks, make connections with faculty of South Asian descent, and work together to develop a sense of community among the South Asian students and faculty at BUSM Application Link
Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG) SMIG is looking for 3-4 new leaders for next year! You will be working with Dr. Alysia Green to plan events focused in sports medicine. Application Link
STOP (Sexual Trauma Outreach & Prevention) 1. To raise the awareness of medical students to the issues surrounding sexual trauma (its occurrence, prevention, vulnerable populations, etc.); 2. To educate medical students about the specific medical needs of sexual trauma survivors and how to best support these patients; 3. To develop materials and methods for medical students and physicians to use for sexual assault education and prevention; 4. To provide valuable resources and advocacy to sexual trauma survivors in the community.


Medical School Leaders: Jessica Shi:, Isa Gell-Levey:; SPH Leader: Staige Davis:

1-2 co-leaders to create and plan events and run the monthly talk circle Application Link
StreetCred 3-5 student leaders needed, who will work together to organize relevant lunch talks and tax training for the year Application Link
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) Provide opportunities for medical students to participate in activities related to the field of neurology including: discussions by neurologists, patient presentations, seminars, journal clubs, learning materials, and arranged shadowing of neurologists in the work place.

Contact:, Erin Smith:, Darian Fard:, Yousif Kettoola:

3 Co-Leaders required. Help to organize and coordinate lunch talks, shadowing, and collaborate with Stroke Force to organize events to go visit local high schools and speak with students about the field of neurology and stroke. Application Link
Student Nutrition Awareness and Action Council (SNAAC) 2-3 co-leaders Application Link Application deadline: February 22
Student Oncology Society We aim to introduce medical students to the world of oncology, the various fields within oncology, types of treatments, collaboration between physicians in different specialties, and how to deal with potentially fatal conditions on a regular basis Leadership in SOS is a shared task between multiple people. Leaders will be in regular communication with our mentor, Dr. Hirsch, a radiation oncologist at BMC and the director of the 2nd year oncology module. Application Link
Surgical Society 3 co-leaders with shared responsibilities, including: management of M1 Surgical Enrichment Activity, shadowing, Surgical Society Twitter/FB/email, and event planning. Application Link
The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Contacts: Ella Cornell:, Lauren Burdine:, Maegan Lu:

Co-leaders, 3 Application Link
The Beat at BUSM

Contact: Rosalyn Chen:, Carrie Chen:

Editors (2) Curate and collate material for publications. Stewardship of our WordPress. Please email student leaders if interested.
The Patch Adams Club

Contact: Avilash Das:

Leaders – 2 people Leaders would be responsible for keeping track of all props, balloons, and cards. They would host sessions for teaching new members tricks and balloon animals, manage communications with other pediatrics groups for collaborative events, and encourage and foster an environment that welcomes new members and gives them the skills needed to perform for kids on the pediatrics ward. No application. Please email with why you are interested, what you think you would change about the club as leader, and how many times you’ve gone to the wards to interact with the kids.
Urology Interest Group


Sam Helrich:, Josh Harvey:, Sina Monfared:

Group co-leaders: represent UIG at school events, organize lunch (and breakfast!) talks on subjects relating to urology, organize urology shadowing, 2-3 leaders Please contact student leaders directly.




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