Student Organizations

Student organizations form an integral part of campus life, serving the interests of our medical students and the greater community. Our student groups support a wide range of interests.

Jonathan Racki, Sara Diletti-Swenson, Noah Stanco and Kiana Saade are just four students who volunteer at the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic.

Student Government

  • Polity
    Student government for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Professional Conduct Committee
    The PCC helps Jacobs School students develop professional ethics and to encourage honesty and integrity: in themselves, in their peers, and in medicine as a discipline.

National Organizations

  • Student National Medical Association
    The nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the health needs and concerns of minority communities.
  • University at Buffalo Chapter of AMA
    The American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) is dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership and promoting activism for the health of America.

Professional Interest Groups

  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
    Offers members chances to learn from specialists about current topics in anesthesiology.
  • Emergency Medical Student Association
    Hosts skills workshops and lunch lectures for first- and second-year medical students interested in emergency medicine.
  • Family Medicine Interest Group
    Network with family medicine physicians and residents, develop professionally and refine your clinical aptitude while gaining a deeper understanding of our field.
  • Neurosurgical Interest Group (NSIG)
    This group is for students interested in neurosurgery. We encourage medical students or undergraduate students to attend.
  • OB/GYN Interest Group
    The OB/GYN Interest Group is a student-run group providing activities that furnish students with a greater understanding of the vast and exciting field of obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Orthopedic Interest Group
    Aims to increase student and community understanding of orthopedics through dinner lectures and informational demonstrations.
  • PsychSIGN Buffalo
    Students in any year can participate in PsychSIGN Buffalo, a club that gives you an opportunity to interact with psychiatry faculty in friendly, informal settings.
  • Radiology Interest Group
    The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) aims to increase student and community understanding of the field of radiology.
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Interest Group
    Our main mission is to unveil the relevance and innovation of vascular and endovascular surgery.

Special Interest Groups

  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
    The UB chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) seeks to encourage, equip and connect health care students and professionals interested in improving patient care through the integration of faith and health.
  • Docappella
    The medical school’s a cappella singing group. The group welcomes all interested UB students.
  • Doctors for Soldiers
    Offers guidance and advice about medical careers in the military.
  • Global Health Interest Group
    Provides information about current international health issues and research and supports international work by students.
  • Heart Smart
    Educates elementary students about the heart and healthy lifestyles, and encourages interest in the biological sciences and medicine.
  • Outings Club
    Organizes events for medical students to engage in physical activity while enjoying nature.
  • Prescription for Warmth
    This nonprofit organization provides hats, gloves and socks for frostbite victims and those in need in Buffalo area hospitals and free clinics.
  • Student Wellness Committee
    The Student Wellness Committee was established to promote healthy lifestyle choices among medical students while raising awareness about the range of health and wellness services available at UB.
    This nonprofit, student-run program is a street medicine outreach initiative whose mission is to increase access to health care among the homeless population of Buffalo, New York.
  • Wilderness Medicine Club
    The Wilderness Medicine Club organizes activities for medical students and residents who share an interest in this dynamic field and a passion for the outdoors.

Community Outreach