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American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians ACOFPclub@westernu.edu
Promotes the training of osteopathic family physicians and provides a better understanding of the scope of services rendered by the osteopathic family physician.

American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians ACOPclub@westernu.edu
The purpose of this club is to increase awareness and interest in the field of pediatrics within and outside of the WesternU community.

American Medical Student Association/ AMSAclub@westernu.edu
International Federation Medical Student Association IFMSAclub@westernu.edu
To provide students access to a wide range of resources and to work towards medical education reform and provide services to local members. The club also sponsors medical student foreign exchange through the International Federation Medical Student Association (IFMSA).

American Medical Women’s Association/Obstetrics and Gynecology Club AMWA-OBGYNclub@westernu.edu
The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.

Armenian Student Association ASAclub@westernu.edu
To enhance interaction among the Armenian student body at WesternU through cultural, social and recreational activities and to promote awareness of the Armenian culture, history and heritage to all students, faculty and staff.
Asian-American Health Professions Student Association AAHPSAclub@westernu.edu
To increase awareness of the osteopathic profession in the Asian community and to provide services to the university and Asian communities.

Chamber Singers ChamberSingersClub@westernu.edu
To offer students a musical outlet; to provide music for campus and community events.

Chinese-American Health Students Association CAHSAclub@westernu.edu
To reduce language barriers, promote health awareness, and limit health disparities in Chinese-dominant communities by providing health fairs, community health education events and other related activities.

Christian Fellowship CFCclub@westernu.edu
To encourage and aid Christian students in their spiritual and professional growth through weekly meetings and other special events.

Club of Psychiatry Enthusiasts COPEclub@westernu.edu
Fosters the involvement, organization and implementation of health sciences students’ mental health awareness. The group functions as a central hub for the exchange of ideas, information and resources for topics related to psychiatry. Promotes the discourse for psychiatric education in the WesternU community and for advocacy and justice in mental health as an integral part of health overall.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group EMclub@westernu.edu
Promotes the interest and education of students in emergency medicine and exposes them to a variety of common emergencies. Students will be exposed to practical procedures they can use in their third and fourth years. Instruction and practice will be provided of invaluable techniques necessary in the field of emergency medicine.

Global Health Club GHCclub@westernu.edu
To promote global health through international efforts and cross-cultural, interprofessional interactions.

Hillel HillelClub@westernu.edu
Provides access on the university campus to Jewish culture. Meets to discuss pertinent aspects of Jewish life through seminars and invited speakers. Also seeks to establish a link between students and the surrounding Jewish community.

Humor as Medicine HAMclub@westernu.edu
Brings humor into the lives of patients in hospitals, nursing homes and to children at WesternU’s annual Santa’s Workshop.

Integrative Medicine Club IMCclub@westernu.edu
This literature and speaker based club examines alternatives to western medicine in order to better serve patients.

Islamic Medical Student Association IMSAclub@westernu.edu
To serve as a religious outlet and meeting place for the growing number of Muslim students on the WesternU campus. Also, to further educate the WesternU community about Islam.

Korean Student Association KSAclub@westernu.edu
To promote strong relationships among students and faculty, provide networking opportunities within the health care field, promote the Korean culture throughout the community and serve the school, profession and community at large.

Lambda and Friends (GLBT/Straight) LambdaClub@westernu.edu
Promotes the acceptance of, and provides support to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender students, faculty and staff of WesternuU.

Latino Medical Student Association LMSAclub@westernu.edu
Serves as part of a statewide communication and support network for medical and pre-medical students interested in developing health care services for Hispanic underserved communities.

Latter Day Saints Student Association LDSSAclub@westernu.edu
To encourage and support members of LDSSA in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus and to encourage members to become an influence for good by participating in activities and service on campus and in the community.

Lions Club at WesternU LionsClub@westernu.edu
To form a group of students that are willing to help our community as well as join the largest service organization in the world.

Los Angeles County Medical Association LACMAclub@westernu.edu
Osteopathic Chapter – The WesternU chapter of the LACMA Medical Student Section promotes osteopathic principles and practice in Los Angeles County via educational presentations to other health professionals and potential practitioners. The organization serves to educate members about issues pertinent to the field of medicine and provide students with access to legislative policy surrounding organized medicine. Students serve on policy-making committees and attend seminars, conventions and political rallies to insure adequate representation of the university.

Military Medical Student Association MMSAclub@westernu.edu
MMSA is open to all students regardless of military affiliation. Those students on military scholarships will have the opportunity to join student chapters of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) and the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP). The primary goals of the club are to: provide information concerning rotations, internships and residencies in military facilities, provide information concerning the practice of osteopathic medicine and family practice medicine within the armed forces, to provide information concerning life and opportunities in the military in general.

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California OPSCclub@westernu.edu
Provides an avenue for student input to the state medical association and allows early involvement in OPSC. Helps osteopathic medicine candidates enhance their career opportunities through collegial relationships with practicing physicians. Students participate in Continuing Medical Education (CME) seminars, clinical preceptorships, and guidance from physician mentors.

Pipeline to Health Careers PHC@westernu.edu
To give the youth of today the tools essential to attain their full academic potential. To strengthen and develop a passion for science so students so that they will be inspired to seek careers in the health professions, and to help them see their promise as successful and effective professionals of tomorrow.

Pomona Community Health Action Team PCHAT@westernu.edu
The purpose of this team is to provide and serve the medical needs of the Pomona community.

Pomona Homeless Outreach Program PHOP@westernu.edu
Pomona Homeless Outreach Program is dedicated to providing health care, food, clothing, and education to the homeless population in both Pomona and Ontario. We do clinics monthly and education nights every 2 weeks.

Public Health Club PublicHealthClub@westernu.edu
To increase the awareness and importance of public health to the community.

Recreation and Networking Club RecreationClub@westernu.edu
To promote socialization among the interprofessional students at WesternU through recreational activities.

Rotaract Club RotaractClub@westernu.edu
The mission of the Rotaract Club of WesternU is to promote leadership development in an interprofessional health care environment through community service. The club and its members will focus on developing and delivering patient education presentations in the local community to improve health literacy while fostering student skills in community outreach, public speaking and leadership. As a committed member of the global community, the Rotaract Club of WesternU will also work with our parent Rotary club to combat polio abroad.

SC – American Geriatrics Society – AGSclub@westernu.edu
The mission of this club is to promote the interest and awareness of geriatric medicine. Students will be exposed to and given educational talks pertaining to Geriatrics, as well as interact with the geriatrics community. In addition, students will gain rapport building skills and have more changes to interface with the community.

Sigma Sigma Phi SSPclub@westernu.edu
This fraternity provides service to the university and profession and is the official National Osteopathic Honors Fraternity. We promote educational programs for the entire student body and participation in community projects, health fairs, high school athletic physicals and blood pressure checks.

South Asian Student Association SASAclub@westernu.edu
To bring awareness of the South Asian community to those on campus and also to reach out to the greater Los Angeles community through health clinics and fundraisers for health organizations in South Asian countries.

Sports Medicine Club SMclub@westernu.edu
To provide opportunities for students interested in Sports Medicine. These include sponsoring school/club health checks, assisting at local athletic events, performing sports physicals for local high school and college athletic programs. We also offer seminars, speakers and other educational avenues for students interested in Sports Medicine.

Student American Academy of Osteopathy SAAOclub@westernu.edu
Promotes the instruction and understanding of unique osteopathic principles and technique through guest lectures on manipulative therapy and the osteopathic philosophy.

Student Interest Group in Neurology SIGNclub@westernu.edu
To provide opportunities for medical students to participate in activities related to the field of Neurology including; discussions, patient presentations, seminars, and shadowing Neurologists in the workplace.

Student National Medical Association SNMAclub@westernu.edu
To serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SNMA is dedicated to both ensuring that medical education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and to increasing the number of African-American, Latino and other students of color and entering and completing medical school.

Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association SOIMAclub@westernu.edu
To represent aspiring internists through an early exposure to the field of internal medicine.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association SOMAclub@westernu.edu
To promote osteopathic ideals and unity within the profession, to educate future osteopathic physicians, and to establish/maintain lines of communication among healthcare professionals in an ongoing effort to improve and quality of patient care.

Student Osteopathic Surgical Association SOSAclub@westernu.edu
Provides opportunities for all students to learn about surgery as a career and help students develop basic skills for their clinical rotations. Activities include operating room shifts for all interested students and procedure workshops including suturing, casting, central lines, chest tubes and lumbar puncture.

Wellness Club WELLclub@westernu.edu
To promote students of the health care professions, as well as faculty, staff and administration, various opportunities to balance body, mind and spirit. Education children and low income families on the benefit of a healthy lifestyle.