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 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 continuin 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

Website
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 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
SharedAmerican 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
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
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.
AOSA
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.
ANES
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.
AAHPSA
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.
BSK
SharedBusiness and Medicine OrganizationBusiness Management ClubsEst. in 2016 to increase awareness of the business challenges faced by health professionals.
BMO
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.
CSHPWebsite
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.
CAHSAWebsite
SharedChristian Fellowship Club Faith-Based Clubs Est. in 2017 to promote the Christian values of love, friendship, gratitude, and compassion. Through fellowship with other students, we strive to develop a strong community of Christian health professionals. We desire to make the WesternU community, along with the community of Pomona, a better place.
CFC
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.
COPE
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.
COVD
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.
CL
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.
DSD
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.
DSRG
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.
DIG
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.
DNP
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.
EMIG
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.
EARTH
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.
FCOu
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.
GMTIG
SharedGlobal Health Club-Pomona *Community Service ClubsEst. in 2012 to promote global health through international efforts and cross-cultural, interprofessional interactions.
GHC
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.
GHHS
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.
HSDA
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 tobes positiion 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.
IEO
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
SharedIranian-American Students of WesternUCultural ClubsEst. in 2016 to promote the interest and education of students in the Iranian culture and represent Iranian traditions among students and other members of the community through educational, cultural, and professional events.
IAS
COPKappa Psi Pharmaceutical FraternityHonors Societies & FraternitiesEst. in 2007 to function as a fraternal organization promoting personal and professional growth among its membership.
KPPF
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
SharedLambda & Friends (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)Est. in 2012 to promote the acceptance of, and provides support to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender students, faculty and staff of WesternU.
LAMBDA
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.
LMSA
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
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
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.
MMSA
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.
MSA
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.
NCPA
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.
NOSA
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.
NSNA
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.
OEP
COOptometry Private Practice ClubBusiness Management ClubsEst. in 2012 to prepare optometry students to transition from clinical education to the business aspect of optometry.
OPPB
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
SharedOrthopedic ClubSpecialty 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.
ORTHOPEDIC
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.
OPSC
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.
PLS
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.
PMARC
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.
PTAC
CHSPhysician Assistant Student SocietyProfessional Student OrganizationsEst. in 2012 to promote the Physician Assistant profession and represent the WesternU at the national level.
PASS
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.
PHC
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.
PCHAT
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.
PHOP
SharedPublic Health ClubCommunity Service ClubsEst. in 2012 to increase the awareness and importance of public health to the community.
PHCFacebook Page
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.
SCAABP
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.
SCAAEP
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.
SCAAFPWebsite
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.
SCACVIM
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

Website

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
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-Foundation for Veterinary DentistrySpecialty Clubs in Veterinary MedicineEst. in 2016 to promote the interest and education of students in dentistry and expose them to a variety of common dental covariates.SC-FVD
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
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.
SMC
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.
SVC
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.
SAAO
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.
SNMA
CVMStudent of Color &Allies Outreach, Retention & EducationCultural ClubsEst. in 2013 to promote the interests of veterinary and other health students of color through advocacy and retention initiatives, educate the campus community on issues of diversity, and outreach to underrepresented students at K-12 and undergraduate schools. WesternU students will be provided a safe space through meetings and events where they will be able to voice their concerns and work together for the betterment of the campus community. The club is open to all regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, or any or any other status protected from discrimination by federal, state, or local law.SCORE
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.
SOIMA
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.
SOMA
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.
SOSA
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.
SVECCS
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.
sVOSH
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.
Ultrasound
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.
VBMA
CVMVeterinary Diagnostic Imaging ClubEstb. 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.
DVMR
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.
VSC
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.
WVSA
SharedWesternU SingersTheater, Music and Arts ClubsEst. in 2005 to offer students a musical outlet; to provide music for campus and community events.
Singers
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.
WC4BL
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.
WM
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 14, 2020. The Student Organization Committee will consider new club applications in early February (2020) and you can expect to hear the committee’s decision by mid-February. Contact University Student Affairs (studentaffairs@westernu.edu) for more information or to request an application.