Club Week 2021

While we all miss the nachos, strawberry-filled croissants, Boba, homemade soaps and the many, many other delicious treats we simply can’t host a large-scale event on campus. However, that doesn’t mean you can get involved with the clubs. So, we’ve gone digital and expanded our club day into a week. Our incredible students are often involved in numerous clubs so we grouped the clubs in meaningful categories so you hopefully have time to chat with numerous club leaders to find the right fit for you.  

If you are interested in becoming a club leader, officer transitions occur in January annual, unless national bylaws require an alternate date. So get involved now, learn the ropes and then apply for a leadership position within your club.

March 8-12, 2021

 

Monday

Program Specific Clubs For:

College of Graduate Nursing
College of Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Tuesday

Program Specific Clubs For:

College of Dental Medicine
College of Pharmacy
College of Podiatric Medicine
College of Optometry

Wednesday

Program Specific Clubs For:

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest

Thursday

University-wide/Shared Clubs:

Interest and Service 

Friday

University-wide/Shared Clubs:

Cultural and Identity

 

 

 

 

 

 

How It’s Going to Work

  1. Check the schedule below
  2. Mark your calendar, be sure to note the time for the “live” meeting the club is hosting
  3. Visit a club site or talk with club leaders
  4. Get involved

Learn More & Win

An optional survey will go out following Fall Club Week to all “on-campus” students (students not currently on rotations). Your feedback will help us improve our events for the future. There will be MULTIPLE opportunities to win an Amazon/restaurant gift card for those that complete the survey.

Sponsored By

WesternU Alumni Association
Executive Student Government Association
University Student Affairs

 

 

 

College of Graduate Nursing

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
CGNNational Student Nurse AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: NSNA
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College of Health Sciences

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
CHSPhysical Therapy Advocacy ClubEst. 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. E-mail: PTAC
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College of Veterinary Medicine

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
CVMSC - American Association of Avian PathologistsEst. 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. E-mail: SC-AAAPVisit Club's Team Site
CVMSC - American Association of Bovine PractitionersEst. in 2012 to enhance student understanding of bovine medicine as well as companion livestock and production animal management. E-mail: SCAABP
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CVMSC - American Veterinary Society of Animal BehaviorEst. 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. E-mail: SCAVSABVisit Club's Team Site
CVMSC - Association of Shelter VeterinariansEst. 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. E-mail: SCASVVisit Club's Team Site
CVMSC - Humane Society Veterinary Medical AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: SCHSVMA
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CVMStudent Veterinary Emergency Critical Care SocietyEst. 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. E-mail: SVECCS
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CVMVeterinary Business Management AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: VBMA
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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. E-mail: VDICVisit Club's Team Site
CVMVeterinary Research ClubEst. in 2012 to promote interest in the filed of biomedical research and laboratory medicine and to promote research opportunities for veterinary students. E-mail: DVMR
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CVMZoological Medicine SocietyEst. 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. E-mail: ZMS
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College of Dental Medicine

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
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. E-mail: AGDVisit Club's Team Site
CDMAmerican Dental Education AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: ADEAVisit Club's Team Site

College of Pharmacy

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
COPAcademy of Managed Care 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. E-mail: AMCP
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COPIndustry Pharmacists OrganizationEst. in 2020 to provide opportunities for student pharmacists to best position themselves as strong candidates for pharmaceutical-industry focused career opportunities. E-mail: IPhO Visit Club's Team Site
COPKappa Psi Pharmaceutical FraternityEst. in 2007 to function as a fraternal organization promoting personal and professional growth among its membership. E-mail: KPPF
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COPPhi Lambda Sigma - Gamma Nu ChapterEst. 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. E-mail: PLS
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College of Podiatric Medicine

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams 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.Visit Club's Team Site
CPMAmerican Association for Women Podiatrists Est. 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. E-mail: AAWPVisit Club's Team Site
CPMAmerican College of Foot & Ankle SurgeonsEst. 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. E-mail: ACFAS
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CPMAmerican College of Podiatric MedicineEst. 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.Visit Club's Team Site
CPMPodiatric Research ClubEst. 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.Visit Club's Team Site
CPMSouthern CA Podiatric Medical Students' AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: SCPMSAVisit Club's Team Site

College of Optometry

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
COAmerican Optometric Student AssociationEst. in 2009 to improve visual welfare, promote the profession of optometry and to enhance the education of optometry students. E-mails: AOSA
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COBeta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor SocietyEst. 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. E-mails:
BSK
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COContact Lens ClubEst. in 2016 to provide club members unique insights into the applications and implications of contact lenses as a supplement to the optometry curriculum. E-mails: CL
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COFellowship of Christian OptometristsEst. 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. E-mails: FCOu
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CONational Optometric Student AssociationEst. 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. E-mails: NOSA
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COOptometry Private Practice ClubEst. in 2012 to prepare optometry students to transition from clinical education to the business aspect of optometry. E-mails: OPPB
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COStudent Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (sVOSH)Est. in 2010, SVOSH is an international organization that provides eye care services and glasses to the needy. E-mails: sVOSH
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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

CollegeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
COMPAmerican College of Osteopathic Family Physicians * Est. 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. E-mail: ACOFPVisit Club's Team Site
COMPAmerican Medical Student AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: AMSAVisit Club's Team Site
COMPOsteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of CaliforniaEst. 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. E-mail: OPSC
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COMPSC - American Osteopathic Association of OrthopedicsEst. 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.Visit Club's Team Site
COMPStudent American Academy of Osteopathy-Pomona *Est. in 2012 to promote the instruction and understanding of unique osteopathic principles and technique through guest lectures on manipulative therapy and the osteopathic philosophy. E-mail: SAAO
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COMPStudent Osteopathic Internal Medicine AssociationEst. in 2012 to represent aspiring internists through an early exposure to the field of internal medicine. E-mail: SOIMA
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COMPStudent Osteopathic Medical Association-Pomona *Est. 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. E-mail: SOMA
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COMPStudent Osteopathic Surgical Association-Pomona *Est. 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. E-mail: SOSA
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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest

Club TypeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
COMP-NorthwestAmerican College of Osteopathic Pediatricians - LebanonEst. in 2017 to foster the interest of pediatric medicine among medical students at COMP-NW while serving children in our community, encouraging an excitement for science based learning and promoting the foundations of health throughout childhood. This group strives to increase the number of graduates that enter pediatric residencies by connecting interested current students, with former graduated that have selected this specialty. Together, we can have an impact on the future of pediatric health and wellness for the children in our community, and the ones we will serve as physicians in the future. E-mail: ACOPVisit Club's Team Site
COMP-NorthwestOsteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of OregonEst. in 2017 to form an avenue of communication between osteopathic medical students in the Pacific Northwest with OPSO, and other relevant organizations. The OPSO will also work to help the OPSO leadership in advertising and planning medical student activities at conferences, keeping the students engaged and informed to the ongoing and upcoming advocacy issues, education opportunities, and professional concerns of DOs in the state of Oregon. The OPSO is meant to be a medical student-initiated, medical student-focused and medical student-driven body. The student executive officers will be liaisons between the OPSO parent organization and the student body of the University as physician leaders strive to educate students about the current climate surrounding osteopathic medicine. E-mail: OPSOVisit Club's Team Site
COMP-NorthwestStudent American Academy of Osteopathy-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to promote the instruction and understanding of unique osteopathic principles and technique through guest lectures on manipulative therapy and the osteopathic philosophy. E-mail: SAAOVisit Club's Team Site
COMP-NorthwestStudent Osteopathic Medical Association-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to promote osteopathic ideals and unity within the profession, to educate future osteopathic physicians, and to establish and maintain lines of communication among healthcare professionals in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of patient care. SOMA activities may include guest lectures, blood pressure screenings, blood drive promotion, community outreach, etc. E-mail: SOMAVisit Club's Team Site

Interest & Service – Pomona

Club TypeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
Interest/ServiceAmerican Medical Women's Association/OB-GYN ClubEst. 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. E-mail: AMWA-OBGYNVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceAnesthesiology ClubEst 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. E-mail: ANES
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Interest/ServiceBusiness and Medicine OrganizationEst. in 2016 to increase awareness of the business challenges faced by health professionals. E-mail: BMO
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Interest/ServiceCardiology 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.Visit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceClub of Psychiatry EnthusiastsEst. 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. E-mail: COPE
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Interest/ServiceDocs4thePPLEst. 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.Visit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceEmergency Medicine Interest Group-Pomona *Est. 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. E-mail: EMIG
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Interest/ServiceEnvironmental Advocates: Right to Health Est. 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. E-mail: EARTHVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceGenetics 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. E-mail: GMTIG
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Interest/ServiceInterventional Radiology Interest GroupEst. in 2016 to enhance students understanding in the field of radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, including radiographs, MR, CT, and Ultrasound. E-mail: RTCVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceLifestyle Medicine Interest GroupEst. 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. E-mail: LMIGVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceLions Club @ WesternUEst. 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. E-mail: Lions Club
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Interest/ServiceMusicians in MedicineEst. in 2017, MM promotes healing and well-being through music. E-mail: MMVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServicePathology Interest GroupEst. 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. E-mail: PIGVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServicePediatric Interest GroupEst. 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. E-mail: ACOPVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServicePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation ClubEst. 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. E-mail: PMARC
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Interest/ServicePomona Homeless Outreach Project PHOPEst. 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 two weeks. E-mail: PHOP
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Interest/ServicePublic Health ClubEst. in 2012 to increase the awareness and importance of public health to the community. E-mail: PHC
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Interest/ServiceSports Medicine Club-Pomona *Est. 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. E-mail: SMC
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Interest/ServiceStudent Interest Group in Neurology *Est. 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. E-mail: SIGNVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceUltrasound Club *Est. 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. E-mail: Ultrasound
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Interest & Service – Lebanon

Club TypeClub NameMission Statement 
Interest/ServiceDermatology Interest Group-LebanonEst. in 2019 to provide opportunities and information to students interested in dermatology to prepare themselves for the competitive field of matching in dermatology residencies. E-mail: DIGNW
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Interest/ServiceEmergency Medicine Interest Group-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to promote the interest and education of students in emergency and wilderness 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. E-mail: EMIGVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceForensics Club-LebanonEst. in 2021, the Forensics Club endeavors to create a learning environment which fosters an interest for forensic medicine, as well as seeks to demonstrate the benefits of applying forensic knowledge into other medical specialties.Visit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceHarm Reduction and Addiction Medicine Interest Group-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, to educate students on harm reduction and addiction medicine as it pertains to current and future practices in all specialties, as well as reduce stigma and shame among the medical community towards marginalized or vulnerable patient populations. E-mail: HRAM
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Interest/ServicePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, to prepare students interested in pursuing the specialty of PM&R to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who are prepared for graduate medical education, who are life long learners and will serve society by providing comprehensive, patient-centered health care with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy. This is accomplished through excellent in curriculum, translational research, service, osteopathic clinical practice and the enhancement of osteopathic graduate medical education. E-mail: PMARC
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Interest/ServiceRecreation Networking Club-LebanonEst. in 2012 to promote socialization among the students at WesternU through recreational activities. Activities of the Recreation Networking Club (RNC) may include ping pong tournaments, volleyball tournaments, clothes and food drives, welcome parties, field trips and nature hikes. E-mail: RNCVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceResearch Club-LebanonEst. in 2012 to provide students the opportunity to conduct research at COMP-Northwest and to learn about current research. E-mail: ResearchVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceRural Health Club-LebanonEst. in 2014, the mission of the clubs is to create a community of rural scholars and develop space for students to understand the opportunities and challenges of providing healthcare in rural locations. Students will be introduced to the unique situations that may arise while practicing in rural locations as well as developing an understanding as to how to be successful in a rural practice. E-mail: RHCVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceSociety for Medical & Bioethics-LebanonEst. in 2016 to create a forum where non-experts, students of WesternU COMP-Northwest, can express and hear comments and opinions that supplement and give a perspective to our scientific and osteopathic education, this providing a framework for evaluating the tough medical decisions that lie ahead in our professional careers. E-mail: SMBVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceSpecialties Club-LebanonEst. in 2013 to provide an umbrella organization for the various interest groups to be able to reserve rooms and hold meetings as well as facilitate other interests not found within an established interest group. E-mail: SCVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceSports Medicine Club-Lebanon *Est. in 2014, this club's mission is to provide opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of sports medicine and to share and apply their knowledge of sports medicine within the local community. The club will facility group discussion of research articles, create opportunities to shadow sports medicine professionals, and offer guest speakers that are experts in the field. In addition, members will have the opportunity to do presentation on sports medicine related topics at local high schools. E-mail: SMCVisit Club's Team Site
Interest/ServiceStudent Interest Group in Neurology-Lebanon *Est. in 2015 to better inform COMP-Northwest students on the opportunities that await them in the field of neurology by providing education about neurosciences and the duties of neurologists, with the ultimate result of students being better prepared to enter their neurology rotations so they can decide if the field is suited for them. E-mail: SIGN

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Interest/ServiceStudents for a National Health Program-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, SNaHP is the student branch of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), therefore the club will share a mission statement with the national organization. A portion of the mission statement is reproduced below: PNHP advocates for universal, comprehensice single-payer national health insurance. PNHP believes that access to high quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as commodity. The mission of PNHP is therefore to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program, equitably-accessible to all residents of United States. E-mail: SNaHP
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Interest/ServiceWilderness Medicine Club - LebanonEst. in 2017 to incorporate a love of the Pacific Northwest with a student’s budding medical education to create future physicians that will care about their environment in conjunction with providing critical, timely care and ingenuity under a fast-paced, sparse environment. In addition, we aim to teach the medical students how to live in harmony with the wilderness, use it to their best medical advantages through the enthusiasm of local physicians, rescue workers and EMS. E-mail: WMC
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Cultural & Identity – Pomona

Club TypeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Teams Page
Cultural/IdentityArmenian Student AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: ASAVisit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityAsian-American Health Professions Student Association - Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Est. in 1987 to increase awareness of the osteopathic profession in the Asian community and to provide services to the university and Asian communities. E-mail: AAHPSA
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Cultural/IdentityBlack 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.Visit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityChinese-American Health Students AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: CAHSA
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Cultural/IdentityFilipino American Student Association ClubEst. 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 physicians 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.Visit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityKorean Student AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: KSAVisit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityLambda and 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. E-mail: LAMBDA
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Cultural/IdentityLatino Medical Student AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: LMSA
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Cultural/IdentityMilitary Medical Student Association * Est. 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. E-mail: MMSA
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Cultural/IdentityOrthodox Union Jewish Learning on Campus 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. E-mail: OUJLICVisit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityStudent National Medical AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: SNMA
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Cultural/IdentityVietnamese Student AssociationEst. 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. E-mail: WVSA
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Cultural/IdentityWhite 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.
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Cultural & Identity – Lebanon

Club TypeClub NameMission StatementClub Day | Team Site
Cultural/IdentityAmerican Medical Women's Association-LebanonEst. in 2018, 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. E-mail: AMWAVisit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityCultural Awareness Club-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, the mission statement of the CAC is to promte and celebrate cultural diversity and awareness at COMP_NW and understand the cultural implications of healthcare for different groups of people. E-mail: CAC
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Cultural/IdentityEquality Alliance-LebanonEst. in 2013 to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for all straight and lgbt members of the school to socialize, connect and conduct projects to further openness and acceptance for all members of the lgbt, and to further understanding of the diversity of lifestyles and gender interpretations. E-mail: EAVisit Club's Team Site
Cultural/IdentityMilitary Medical Student Association-Lebanon *Est. in 2013, 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. E-mail: MMSAVisit Club's Team Site