Clubs at Western University of Health Sciences 

WesternU is home to over 130 student led clubs and organizations, with over 100 of those groups operating out of the Pomona campus. Below you will find a listing of all student led clubs and organizations on the Pomona campus.

You can search by college (e.g. COMP, CPM, CVM) or keyword (e.g. Radiology, Business, Sports).You can also sort the table by any field you would like. Use the clubs email address (listed in the “Contact” column) or website/social media to find out more information! Clubs that are listed as “Shared” are available to the entire WesternU student body. If a club has a sibling club at the WesternU Oregon campus there will be an asterisk at the end of the club name. 

CollegeClub NameCouncilMission StatementContactWebsite/Social Media
CDMAcademy of General DentistryEst. in 2020 to work with AGD constituents to provide dental students with an introduction to organized dentistry, the Fellowship program and to assist them with transitioning into dental practice with the intent of lifelong learning through affiliation with their local AGD constituents. To advance general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education and advocacy. AGD
COPAcademy of Managed Care PharmacySpecialty Clubs in PharmacyEst. in 2009 to empower members to provide the best available, patient oriented pharmaceutical care through the use of sound medication management principles and strategies. AMCPFacebook Page

CPMAmerican Academy of Podiatric Practice Management Est. in 2021 to enhance the podiatric medical school experience by educating students on leadership and practice management, including, but not limited to, practice administration, communication, finances, compensation, and systems management.AAPPM
CPMAmerican Academy of Podiatric Sports MedicineProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2015 to promote interest and awareness in the field of podiatric sports medicine. To provide opportunities for students to improve their knowledge and understanding of evaluations, treatment, management, and prevention of podiatric injuries in sports and fitness. To provide the podiatric student with additional opportunities to gain exposure and supervised training in the field of podiatry, all the while promoting public awareness of the field of podiatry and specifically podiatric sports medicine.AAPSM
CGNAmerican Assembly for Men in NursingProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2013 to provide a framework for nurses as a group, to meet, to discuss and influence factors which affect men as nurses.AAMN
CPMAmerican Association for Women Podiatrists Professional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2017, the purpose of the WesternU student chapter of the American Association of Women Podiatrists is to aid the advancement of the educational, professional and social goals of our members. Through networking, service learning and education, we will prepare for success in the field of podiatry, while benefiting our community. AAWP
CDMAmerican Association of Public Health Dentistry Est. in 2021, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) at Western University of Health Sciences will provide a better understanding of the dental field and opportunities of Dental Public Health. Develop and support programs that improve oral health promotion across individuals’ entire lifespans. AAPHD at WesternU aims to advocate for community health through aspects in education, research, and expansion of the community safety net. AAPHD
CDMAmerican Association of Women DentistsProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2011 to unify both women dentists and women student dentists by creating an extensive network that fosters mentorship, and empowers one another to enrich their lives, and simultaneously empowers our community.AAWD
CPMAmerican College of Foot & Ankle SurgeonsProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2010 to enhance the competency of medical students at every level of foot and ankle care by exposing students to more specific foot and ankle surgical techniques.ACFASWebsite
COMPAmerican College of Osteopathic Family Physicians * Specialty Clubs in Osteopathic MedicineEst. in 2012 to promote the training of osteopathic family physicians and provides a better understanding of the scope of services rendered by the osteopathic family physician.ACOFP
CPMAmerican College of Podiatric MedicineProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2014 to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical skills in the evaluation, treatment and prevention of lower limb conditions and injuries through hands on experience, workshops and educational seminars.ACPM
CDMAmerican Dental Education AssociationProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2014 to promote accessibility of academic dentistry to students who wish to pursue careers as dental professors or educators. To promote accessibility of post-graduate, advanced "residency" programs to students who wish to further expand their clinical education. To promote awareness and understanding of dentistry to undergraduate and pre-collegiate students who are aspiring to become a part of the dental profession.ADEA
COMPAmerican Medical Student AssociationHealthcare Advocacy and Reform ClubsEst. in 1986 to improve health care and health care 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, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.AMSA
SharedAmerican Medical Women's Association/OB-GYN ClubSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 1986, 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.AMWA-OBGYN
COAmerican Optometric Student AssociationProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2009 to improve visual welfare, promote the profession of optometry and to enhance the education of optometry students.
COPAmerican Pharmacists Association - Academy of StudentsProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012, APhA exists to serve its members, to enhance pharmacists' abilities to provide pharmaceutical care, and to further the public's recognition of the pharmacists' value as a health resource. As an academy of APhA, ASP promotes the professional practice interests of pharmacy students, establishes programs/activities for members, and provides a means for members to participate in APhA's policy-making process.APhA
CDMAmerican Student Dental AssociationProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2009 to enrich dental student knowledge of organized dentistry and community involvement.ASDA
SharedAnesthesiology ClubSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst in 2006, the club provides educational resources and clinical opportunities to WesternU students who are interested in the field of anesthesiology, including, but not limited to, anesthesiologist shadowing, information of residency applications and conferences. Our affiliation to ACLS Certification Institute further provides all official members with one complimentary ACLS certification and courses to solidify the foundation of knowledge in anesthesiology.
CVMAnimal Nutrition Club Est. in 2022, the Animal Nutrition Club strives to emphasize the importance of nutrition and its unmitigated role in growth, health maintenance, and preventive medicine for all animals. With deeper understanding of nutrients, their impact on physiology, the physiologic mechanisms impacted, and dietary formulations, future veterinarians will be better equipped in their efforts to provide a higher standard of care for any patient.ANNC
SharedArmenian Student AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2007 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.ASA
SharedAsian-American Health Professions Student Association - Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Cultural ClubsEst. in 1987 to increase awareness of the osteopathic profession in the Asian community and to provide services to the university and Asian communities.
COBeta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor SocietyHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2010, BSK is an elite group of optometrists and optometry students who are dedicated to stimulating scientific and clinical excellence, and high moral standards in the profession.
SharedBioethics Interest Group Est. in 2022, to educate and foster discussion about bioethics and medical ethics amongst health professional students. Engage with bioethical concerns and the roles health care professionals and students play in mediating their impacts on the community.BIG
SharedBlack Students UnitedEst. in 2021, BSU aims to provide a space to celebrate Black culture, life, and history for the campus and community at large. We are committed to cultural enrichment and intellectual growth through educational, social, and political engagement. Our organization will focus on creating awareness and a new level of consciousness around being Black in the healthcare environment— while engaging in activities focused around acceptance and tolerance for students of all races, so as to gain a better understanding of others while learning about ourselves.BSU
SharedBusiness and Medicine OrganizationBusiness Management ClubsEst. in 2016 to increase awareness of the business challenges faced by health professionals.
COMPCalifornia Medical Association Healthcare Advocacy and Reform ClubsEst. in 2001 to promote 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.CMA
COPCalifornia Society of Health System PharmacistsSpecialty Clubs in PharmacyEst. in 2012 to provide students an opportunity to become knowledgeable about pharmacy practices in organized healthcare settings.
SharedCardiology Interest GroupEst. in 2021, the WesternU Cardiology Interest Group will aim to provide the WesternU community with an opportunity to collaborate with their peers and faculty mentors to develop their interest in the cardiovascular system and deepen their understanding in all related fields including but not limited to: cardiology, cardio electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, echocardiography, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. We will examine social-cultural, gender, racial, and economic factors as they relate to heard disease as well as current biomedical, clinical, and epidemiological research in the field. In addition, we will strive to put these principles into practice by engaging in fundraising activities, exercise sessions, and nutrition counseling as we attempt to better educate ourselves to one day teach our patients about practical and achievable heart healthy practices. Our interests are open-ended as we strive to meet those of our members through diagnostic skill development, literature or news-related discussion, health outreach events, and connections to medical practice. To meet this goal, we strive to provide information regarding residency, boards, and medical practice, to organize outings and community outreach events.CIG
SharedChinese-American Health Students AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2010 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.
SharedClub of Psychiatry EnthusiastsSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2010 to foster 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.
COCollege of Optometrists in Vision DevelopmentSpecialty Clubs in OptometryEst. in 2012, COVD exists for the primary purpose of providing children and adults with the best possible vision through vision development care; bringing together optometrists who share common interests and proficiency in helping individuals develop and enhance emotional, social, scholastic and vocational efficiency, promoting, fostering and engaging in interdisciplinary cooperation.
COContact Lens ClubSpecialty Clubs in OptometryEst. in 2016 to provide club members unique insights into the applications and implications of contact lenses as a supplement to the optometry curriculum.
CDMDelta Sigma Delta Dental FraternityHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2012 to promote unity within the different classes of the college, extend scholarship and leadership opportunities to students, establish an alumni base and promote oral health awareness to the community.
CDMDental Student Research GroupResearch ClubsEst. in 2014 to foster craniofacial research and to raise awareness of the importance of scientific investigation in dentistry; to promote student participation in ongoing projects keeping with the current trends in oral biology.
SharedDermatology Interest GroupSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2005 to provide resources and guidance to students interested in a career in dermatology as well as outreach to the community concerning issues related to dermatology. This includes, but is not limited to, dermatology lecture series, Melanoma Research Fund Race for Awareness, community education, list serves for residency and rotation opportunities.
SharedDocs4ThePPLEst. in 2021, our mission is to eradicate the barriers to health care access whilst recreating and fortifying the patient-physician relationship by 1. Educating the general public regarding current health care systems; 2. Empowering physicians to advocate for their patients’ health care needs; and 3. Coalition-building with diverse community groups composed of providers, medical students, health care workers, organizers, families, etc.D4P
CGNDoctor of Nursing Practice AssociationEst. in 2009 to support each other through the DNP program. We are also concerned with nursing outreach, community service and student teaching of nurses.
SharedEmergency Medicine Interest Group-Pomona *Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 1981 to promote 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.
SharedEnvironmental Advocates: Right to Health Health and Wellness ClubsEst. in 2018 to educate and empower the greater Western University of Health
Sciences community to implement the changes necessary to create a more resilient, sustainable, and socially responsible environment.
SharedeSports Medicine ClubEst. in 2022, The eSports Medicine Club seeks to educate students about the increasingly popular field of eSports and its relevance to the medical field. eSports refers to competitive video gaming, which has risen from an ordinary pastime to a billion-dollar industry. Generally, video games have emerged at the forefront of the modern digital era, and are now played regularly by people of all ages, especially among youth. However, the sedentary and isolated lifestyle associated with these activities presents some troubling mental and physical health concerns. We aim to address how gamers across a diverse range of demographics receive holistic care to alleviate these problems as well as discussing the future of digital health.eMC
SharedeSports Medicine ClubEst. in 2022 to educate students about the increasingly popular field of eSports and its relevance in the medical field.eMC
COFellowship of Christian OptometristsFaith-Based ClubsEst. in 2015 to promote, further, and maintain fellowship among optometry students/optometrists and others in the ophthalmic professions. Optometry students, optometrist and allied ophthalmic personnel will become established in the type of mission work which combines eye care and the furtherance of the Christian gospel, both in the workplace and on mission fields around the world.
SharedFilipino American Student AssociationEst. in 2021, Filipino-Americans Student Association (FASA) aims to foster a supportive environment for Filipino-American students as well as non-Filipino-American students at Western University of Health Sciences. It provides a venue where students can build relationships with other Filipino-American students from different class years, network with Filipino-American healthcare professionals within the community, learn more about health issues particular to the Filipino-American community, serve as peer mentors for high school and undergraduate students who may be interested in pursuing careers in medicine/health, and enrich their cultural competency toward the Filipino-American community to further guide them into becoming culturally-sensitive and empathetic health care providers.FASA
SharedGastroenterology Interest Group Est. in 2022, the Gastroenterology Interest Group will be committed to holding events to inform and expose potentially interested healthcare students of WesternU.GIG
SharedGenetics and Medical Technology lnterest GroupEst. in 2019, GMTIG's mission is to increase awareness and passion for genetics and medical technology within the health field and our university system. We hope to accomplish this goal by providing a resource for those interested in the fields to gain applicable knowledge and experiences through interaction with other students, professors, clinicians, and researchers.
SharedGlobal Health Club-Pomona *Community Service ClubsEst. in 2012 to promote global health through international efforts and cross-cultural, interprofessional interactions.
SharedGold Humanism Honor Society * Honors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2015 to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. GHHS honors medical students, residents, fellows, role-model physicians, teachers, and others who demonstrate excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to serve. Membership in the GHHS goes beyond selection and induction into an honor society; its members have a responsibility to model, support, and advocate for compassionate, patient centered care throughout their careers.
SharedHarm Reduction and Addiction Medicine Interest Group Est. in 2022, we strive to educate and raise awareness within the WesternU community for addiction medicine, harm reduction and its relevance to a holistic medical practice as it pertains to current and future medical discipline of all specialties. Additionally, we hope to reduce stigma and provide a safe environment to speak about these issues, whether it is relevant to one's personal or professional life. Finally, we aim to provide a better scope of understanding of the intricacies of addiction and substance use, and make it relevant to all specialties. HRAM
SharedHawaiian Islands Cultural ClubEst. in 2021, to increase education and appreciation of fellow students on the culture and practices of native Hawaiians.HICC
CDMHispanic Student Dental AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2015, HSDA is dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the local Hispanic community, minorities and under-served populations. HSDA aspires to encourage and increase minority enrollment and retention in dental schools and educate members and colleagues about the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of dentistry.
SharedHumor as MedicineTheater, Music and Arts ClubsEst. in 2001 to embrace and practice the understanding that providing laughter, joy, and hope in times of difficulty can improve one’s prognosis and well-being.HAM
COPIndustry Pharmacists OrganizationEst. in 2020 to provide opportunities for student pharmacists to best position themselves as strong candidates for pharmaceutical-industry focused career opportunities.IPhO
SharedInland Empire OutreachCommunity Service ClubsEst in 2020. The lnland Empire which makes up 20% of Southern California, has one of the highest needs for comprehensive, quality-driven patient care. The goals of the Inland Empire Outreach (lEO) are to foster personal and professional connections with physicians in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and offer hands-on community service to the area through volunteer and mentorship opportunities to patient populations.
SharedInterventional Radiology Interest GroupSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2016 to enhance students understanding in the field of radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, including radiographs, MR, CT, and Ultrasound.RTC
COPKappa Psi Pharmaceutical FraternityHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2007 to function as a fraternal organization promoting personal and professional growth among its membership.
SharedKorean Student AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2010 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.KSA
SharedLatino Medical Student AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2012, LMSA 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.
CVMLatinx Veterinary Medical AssociationEst. in 2021, to empower Latinx students and professionals in veterinary medicine and support aspiring Latinx veterinarians in order to better serve client demographics or “the next generation of Latinx veterinarians.LVMA
SharedLatter Day Saints Student AssociationFaith-Based Est. in 1983 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. LDSSA
SharedLGBTQ Equality Alliance ClubEst. in 2012 to promote the acceptance of, and provides support to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender students, faculty and staff of WesternU.
SharedLifestyle Medicine Interest GroupHealth and Wellness ClubsEst. in 2019, LMIG's mission is to increase awareness and passion for Lifestyle Medicine across all specialties. Our aim is to restore, maintain, and promote the health and well-being of the individuals of the WesternU community and local underserved communities. We hope to accomplish our goals by providing resources from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, emphasizing fitness and nutrition, offering health services to those in need, and more. LMIG
SharedLions Club @ WesternUCommunity Service ClubsEst. in 2012 to form a group of students that are willing to help our community as well as join the largest service organization in the world.
Lions Club
SharedMiddle Eastern Health Professional Association Est. in 2022, we would like to offer a platform for Middle Eastern health professional to unite on the WesternU Campus and create opportunities for networking, mentorship, professional development, and long-lasting relationships. We want to promote health care awareness programs within the community through health fairs and community educational meetings, offer tutelage for prospective students coming from the Middle East and advocate and support the practice of health professionals among Middle Eastern students. MEHPA
SharedMilitary Medical Student Association * Professional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012, 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.
SharedMusicians in MedicineTheater, Music and Arts ClubsEst. in 2017, MM promotes healing and well-being through music. MM
SharedMuslim Student AssociationFaith-Based ClubsEst. in 1997 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.
COPNational Community Pharmacists AssociationSpecialty Clubs in PharmacyEst. in 2012 to introduce students to independent retail pharmacy. To promote high quality pharmaceutical care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve.
CONational Optometric Student AssociationHealth Career Advocacy ClubsEst. in 2012 in conjunction with the National Optometric Association (NOA), NOSA focuses on increasing the under-represented number of minority optometric health care students, current and prospective, in the field of Optometry.
CGNNational Student Nurse AssociationProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012 to mentor students preparing for licensure as RN's and to convey standards, ethics, and skills students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
COOcular Wellness & Nutrition SocietyEst. in 2021, the Mission of the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS) is to provide
leadership, education, advice, and guidance to eye care and other health care students regarding the role of nutritional support as it relates to vision and eye health. WUCO OWNS supports evidence-based analysis concerning nutritional influences on eyes
and systemic disease. It is our goal to introduce, enhance and engage students into
their role as knowledgeable, professional health care providers.
SharedOncology Interest Group Est. in 2022, to spread awareness about the complexities of Oncology regarding patient care, treatments, research, late effects, and education. Our focus is to look at this from a holistic perspective, not just looking at what cancer is and what is needed to reach long-term remission. We also aim to provide student opportunities to learn about careers in Oncology. OIG
COOptometric Extension ProgramSpecialty Clubs in OptometryEst. in 2014 to promote awareness of the national OEP Foundation through educational materials, speakers, office visitations, tours and local seminars. In all these ways, members will have the opportunity to learn and research vision, the visual process and clinical care.
COOptometry Private Practice ClubBusiness Management ClubsEst. in 2012 to prepare optometry students to transition from clinical education to the business aspect of optometry.
SharedOrthodox Union Jewish Learning on Campus Faith-Based Est. in 2018 to provide avenues to spiritual development and exploration for Jewish students from varied backgrounds and to present a positive, sophisticated and welcoming face for Orthodox Judaism on campus.OUJLIC
COMPOsteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of CaliforniaProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 1997 to provide 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.
SharedParasitology ClubSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2014 to provide an opportunity for students to learn about common parasites of clinical importance as well as emerging zoonotic parasites.
Parasitology Club
Shared Pathology Interest GroupSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2017, Pathology Interest Group's mission is to increase awareness and passion for pathology as a career in the student body, and to create a resource for students who want to go into pathology. We plan to do this through a multi-tiered approach, including 1st through 4th year medical students as well as professors, in order to cultivate a self-sustainable interest group. PIG
COMPPediatric Interest GroupSpecialty Clubs in Osteopathic MedicineEst. in 2004, the purpose of this club is to increase awareness and interest in the field of pediatrics within and outside of the WesternU community.ACOP
SharedPhi Delta EpsilonHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2018, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a life-long commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.PDE
COPPhi Lambda Sigma - Gamma Nu ChapterHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2012, Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, promotes the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership and its members are selected by peer recognition.
SharedPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation ClubSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2012, PMARC is an intercollegiate club on campus that brings together healthcare professionals from various backgrounds to discuss disability issues as they relate to medicine. The club also provides volunteer and shadowing opportunities for those interested in a career in Physiatry.
CHSPhysical Therapy Advocacy ClubProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012 to provide opportunities for all students to partake in various Physical Therapy related lectures, convocations, debate panels including current issues and legislation and technique demonstrations. Activities include guest speakers, participation in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) functions and hands-on treatment techniques.
CHSPhysician Assistant Student SocietyProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012 to promote the Physician Assistant profession and represent the WesternU at the national level.
SharedPipeline to Health Careers-Pomona *Health Career Advocacy ClubsEst. in 2012 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.
CPMPodiatric Research Club Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2017 to provide first and second year medical students with exposure to the latest research in the field, as well as participation in research of their own. PRC
SharedPomona Community Health Action Team PCHATCommunity Service ClubsEst. in 2012, the purpose of this team is to provide and serve the medical needs of the Pomona community.
SharedPomona Homeless Outreach Project PHOPCommunity Service ClubsEst. in 2012, 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.
SharedPrison Education Project Est. in 2022, this organization will further build upon the Prison Education Project’s (PEP) goal to expand education opportunities for incarcerated individuals in correctional facilities. As PEP has wide-reaching partnerships with other universities, our goal will be to help reintegrate the incarcerated individuals by providing them academic skills, mentorship, and career advice. Additionally, our main focus will be developing a public health curriculum that has not yet been established in PEP and addressing the needs of health policy and health disparities in correctional medicine.<PEP
SharedPublic Health ClubCommunity Service ClubsEst. in 2012 to increase the awareness and importance of public health to the community.
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SharedRare Disease Interest Group Est. in 2022, as the Rare Disease Interest Group (RDIG), we aim to provide future health professionals with a platform to advocate for the individuals affected by rare diseases through the promotion of collaborative actions to raise awareness for this community. Additionally, we strive to build a life-long network of students and professionals that seek to invoke changes in public policy that will be beneficial to the health and well-being of patients with rare diseases.href="">PEP
COPRho Chi SocietyHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2012 to foster and recognize academic excellence in the pharmacy profession.
Rho ChiWebsite
CVMSC - American Association of Avian PathologistsSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2016 to promote interest and education of students in the field of avian veterinary medicine and expose them to a wide variety of procedures and techniques used that can help them excel in real cases.SC-AAAP
CVMSC - American Association of Bovine PractitionersSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to enhance student understanding of bovine medicine as well as companion livestock and production animal management.
CVMSC - American Association of Equine PractitionersSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to improve the health and welfare of the horse. It also serves to further the professional development of its members. Provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry.
CVMSC - American Association of Feline PractitionersSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to improve the health and well-being of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation, as well as stimulating veterinary student interest in feline practice.
CVMSC - American College of Veterinary Internal MedicineSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to enhance animal and human health by advancing veterinary internal medicine through training, education and discovery.
CVMSC - American College of Veterinary PathologistsSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to educate veterinary students on both anatomical and clinical pathology career opportunities. Members engage in various talks with world-renowned speakers, participate in interactive histopathology presentations and necropsies, and attend the annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.SCACVPFacebook Page


CVMSC - American Holistic Veterinary Medicine AssociationHolistic Medicine ClubsEst. in 2012 to educate and provide information to the community on holistic approaches to veterinary medicine.SCAHVMA
SharedSC - American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2012 to better integrate the different future health care professionals of orthopedics, including orthopedic surgery, non-surgical orthopedics, and rehabilitation post-orthopedics, trauma, sports medicine, etc. This organization also integrates students from the different programs.
CVMSC - American Veterinary Society of Animal BehaviorSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to educate veterinary students on current animal behavioral theory as well as the importance of recognizing the human-animal bond in a clinical setting. We also encourage hands-on application of theory in the clinical setting.SCAVSAB
CVMSC - Association of Shelter VeterinariansSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to use veterinary knowledge and skills to work towards decreasing shelter and unwanted pet populations, improving conditions within the shelters, and educating the public and veterinary profession.SCASV
CVMSC - Christian Veterinary MissionCommunity Service ClubsEst. in 2012 to challenge, empower and facilitate veterinary students (and veterinarians) to serve others through their profession, through missions, living out their Christian faith. We also provide education and encouragement for those who desire to minister through service, prayer, relationship building and modeling Christ's love.SCCVM
CVMSC - Humane Society Veterinary Medical AssociationHealthcare Advocacy and Reform ClubsEst. in 2012 to engage students in current ethical and political debates that promote the welfare of animals. Members participate in lectures with numerous world-renowned speakers, advance animal welfare through community activities, and volunteer for organizations that promote animal welfare according to SC-HSVMA guidelines.SCHSVMAWebsite
CVMSC - Society for TheriogenologySpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to expand the knowledge of interested students in science behind and techniques used in treatment of and approach to Theriogenology cases, real and proposed.TherioWebsite
CVMSC - World Aquatic Veterinary Medical AssociationSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2014, this club's mission is to introduce veterinary students to the world of aquatic veterinary medicine. We aim to introduce students to all aspects of aquatic veterinary medicine and help by provide learning, externship and intership opportunities. SCAQVMA
COMPSigma Sigma Phi *Honors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2012, 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.SSP
SharedSouth Asian Student AssociationEst. in 2021, the purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of South Asian culture; to provide social and educational activities for all interested individuals; to promote identity and unity among the South Asian Students at WesternU.SASA
CPMSouthern CA Podiatric Medical Students' AssociationProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2013 to create a SCPMSA regional chapter which will unify podiatric medical students at WesternU as well as provide them with relevant information and a unique identity.SCPMSA
SharedSports Medicine Club-Pomona *Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2014 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.
COSports Vision ClubSpecialty Clubs in OptometryEst. in 2016 to provide club members unique insights into the applications and implications of Optometric sports vision enhancement beyond what’s covered in the College of Optometry curriculum.
COMPStudent American Academy of Osteopathy-Pomona *Specialty Clubs in Osteopathic MedicineEst. in 2012 to promote the instruction and understanding of unique osteopathic principles and technique through guest lectures on manipulative therapy and the osteopathic philosophy.
CVMStudent American Veterinary Medical AssociationProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2004 to promote a spirit of friendly relations among students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine and to provide an opportunity for members to gain professional knowledge and an understanding of professional ethics and conduct. Members are also able to take advantage of opportunities provided by the AVMA parent organization.SAVMA
SharedStudent Interest Group in Neurology *Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2012 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.SIGN
CDMStudent National Dental AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2018, the SNDA has a long standing goal for over 40 years, to promote, aid, and support the academic and social environment of minority students. SNDA strives to establish opportunities for members to develop stronger alliances amongst one another as well as develop a sense of community, thus aiding the advancements of minority students within the field of dentistry. in addition, SNDA provides great opportunities to hone leadership skills both on the national and local level.SNDA
SharedStudent National Medical AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2012 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.
COMPStudent Osteopathic Internal Medicine AssociationSpecialty Clubs in Osteopathic MedicineEst. in 2012 to represent aspiring internists through an early exposure to the field of internal medicine.
COMPStudent Osteopathic Medical Association-Pomona *Professional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012 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.
SharedStudent Osteopathic Surgical Association-Pomona *Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2012 to provide 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.
CVMStudent Veterinary Emergency Critical Care SocietySpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012 to promote the interest and education of WesternU veterinary students in veterinary emergency and critical care. We strive to develop and strengthen a passion for animal emergency medicine through lectures, web labs and guest speakers.
COStudent Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (sVOSH)Community Service ClubsEst. in 2010, SVOSH is an international organization that provides eye care services and glasses to the needy.
SharedTelemedicine Interest Group Est. in 2022, Telemedicine Interest club (TIC) aims to expand understanding and adaptability to virtual healthcare and health information technology. Seeing the widespread utility of telehealth and telemedicine in the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue developing an appreciation for technology in various healthcare settings. Additionally, we will explore ways to advance patient education through the integration of virtual care. We hope to work towards providing access to quality care regardless of geographic location. TIC
SharedUltrasound Club *Specialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2015 to enhance the medical curriculum and educate future doctors at WesternU to basic usage of ultrasound and related medical equipment. Ultrasound, or ultrasonography, has become increasingly in high demand in both the hospital and private practice settings. Benefits such as mobility, transportability, and safety of imaging without the use of ionization radiation has made ultrasound an indispensable tool in patient care. We aim to teach basic ultrasound diagnostic techniques, explore the dynamic usage of ultrasound in various specialties, and to reach out to the community through sonography education.
CVMVeterinary Business Management AssociationBusiness Management ClubsEst. in 2012, VBMA is dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing business knowledge, creating networking opportunities, and empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals.
CVMVeterinary Diagnostic Imaging ClubEst. In 2020, the mission of the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Club is to encourage and foster a passion for diagnostic imaging, and to create a resource for veterinary students who want to pursue a career in diagnostic imaging. VDIC
CVMVeterinary Histology ClubEstb. In 2020, the primary mission of the Histology Club is to promote and encourage first and second year students of the College of Veterinary Medicine to work as a team; another goal of this club is to get students engaged in learning histology and applying it throughout multiple disciplines. The club will foster accountability, teamwork, and integrity by students coming together and using innovative ideas to help each other learn and apply histology. VH
CVMVeterinary Research ClubResearch ClubsEst. in 2012 to promote interest in the filed of biomedical research and laboratory medicine and to promote research opportunities for veterinary students.
CVMVeterinary Surgery ClubSpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2012, the purpose of this club is to provide learning experiences in the field of veterinary surgery with an emphasis on small animal surgery.
SharedVietnamese Student AssociationCultural ClubsEst. in 2012 to introduce students and staff to the Vietnamese culture, language and food. The club also reaches out to the Pomona and Orange County communities by providing healthcare through health fair events. We believe that exposure to and knowledge of the Vietnamese culture can help future healthcare providers of WesternU understand and better empathize with their Vietnamese patients.
SharedWesternU Dance ClubEst. in 2021 Western U Dance Club is a space where people can learn, teach, and explore the diverse world of dance and all the cultures therein. Dance serves as a form of self-expression, physical activity, creative outlet, and community that transcends geographical and cultural demarcations. Western U Dance Club aims to provide a space for growth and exploration, and foster a sense of community and belonging through dance. WUDC
SharedWhite Coats for Black LivesEst. in 2020 WC4BL's mission is eliminating racial bias in the practice of health science and recognizing racism as a threat to the health and well-being of people of color.

Foster Critical Dialogue. Encourage health science professionals, health science organizations, and health science institutions to publicly recognize racism as a public health issue. Promote health science students’ involvement in local and national movements to end racism and police brutality. Advocate for the funding and promotion of research on the health effects of racism.

End Racial Inequality. Demand that academic health science centers serve the healthcare needs of their local communities, particularly the needs of patients of color. Promote the allocation of funding for interventions that dismantle racism in the delivery of healthcare care. Ensure equal access to healthcare by advocating for the establishment of a single-payer national health insurance program.

Prepare Future Health Professionals. Improve the recruitment and support of Black, Latinx, and Native American health science students. Promote the recruitment, retention, and hiring of Black, Latinx, and Native American health science professionals in health science school teaching, research, and leadership positions. Develop national health science school curricular standards that educate current and future health science professionals on the history and current manifestations of racism in the health sciences, principles of anti-racism, and strategies for dismantling structural racism.
SharedWilderness Medicine ClubSpecialty Clubs in General HealthcareEst. in 2015 to promote the interest and education of students in wilderness and austere medicine. Students will be exposed to practical procedures and scenarios to aid them in situation when they may have to call upon their wilderness medical knowledge. The club will host activities and events designed to promote the skills and concepts needed to provide vital emergency care in remote settings.
CVMZoological Medicine SocietySpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2004 to promote the general welfare and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. To enlighten ourselves by sharing in the dissemination of relevant knowledge in an effort to increase the awareness of issues that affect these animals.


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If you’re interested in starting a new club: New club applications are only reviewed once a year. The deadline to submit a new club application is December 13, 2021. The Student Organization Committee will consider new club applications in early January (2021) and you can expect to hear the committee’s decision by mid-February. Contact University Student Affairs ( for more information or to request an application.