Interdisciplinary Medicine Interest Groups

Interdisciplinary Medicine Interest Groups

AMA

The AMA of NJMS is dedicated to representing our medical students, improving access and quality of medical education, developing professional capabilities, and promoting physician wellness America. We strive to be medical students' leading voice for improving medical education, advancing health care and advocating for the future of medicine. Our chapter, along with other medical school American Medical Association (AMA) chapters, is a part of the broader AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) a democratic, policy-making body that is part of the national AMA organization. If you are interested in local advocacy, specific policy changes, or national leadership, consider joining the NJMS-AMA chapter.

For more information:

ama.njms@gmail.com

BNGAP

Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) at NJMS is a student-run club that stems from the national BNGAP organization. The goal of the club is to raise interest in academic medicine amongst the student body at NJMS and to develop necessary skills for a career in academia. Activities led by the club include lectures, forums, workshops, guest speakers, as well as attendance at national and regional BNGAP conferences.

For more information:

BNGAP.NJMS@gmail.com

GHA

Global Health Alliance's (GHA) mission is to provide resources, education, and international opportunities to the NJMS class about global health topics. We do this with student panels, guest lecturers, documentary discussions, and more. A main focus of our organization is to consolidate the research, travel, and summer opportunities available to NJMS students into one accessible location. We plan to have more events this year including an international healthcare symposium. Come join GHA and see what we can do!

For more information:

globalhealthnjms@gmail.com

HBN

NJMS Healthcare Business Network (HBN) is a student-run interest group attempting to educate students at NJMS about the importance that business plays in the medical field. Knowing basic business and economics principles will help every student succeed as a physician because as we all know, the practice of medicine is a business, no matter what type of environment we practice in. HBN has had lectures on various topics ranging from how to operate a private practice to entrepreneurship in healthcare as well as the role of an MBA as an MD. Other than lectures, we plan on running through business cases that will teach important aspects of business in the realm of medicine to students and also have trips to local healthcare startups in NYC.

For more information:

njmshealthcarebusinessnetwork@gmail.com

HPIG

The mission of the Health Policy Interest Group (HPIG) is to educate the NJMS student community on current affairs of health policy at both the state and national level, in order to prepare students to enter the complex and continuously changing health care system as informed physician leaders. HPIG is dedicated to providing a fundamental understanding of the structure of the healthcare system, current legislative changes that are being implemented or discussed, and their implications on physician practice. We will also support students in identifying relevant opportunities to gain experience and knowledge in health policy, health services research, health outcomes, and population health. We hope to motivate students to become leaders, experts, or researchers that will continuously work toward improving the quality of our healthcare system.

For more information:

njms.hpig@gmail.com

ISHI

The international surgical health initiative (ISHI) is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that provides free surgical care to underserved communities around the world. Our chapter conducts service projects, hosts events, and invites speakers from various surgical specialties to increase awareness about the disparities in health care worldwide and to assist students in networking with physicians, finding research projects, and identifying other avenues to get involved with global health.

For more information:

ishi.njms@gmail.com

MedOats

Do you want to impact NJ health policy at a grassroots level? Members of the NJMS MEDOATS team (A chapter of a larger non-profit, the One and The Same Foundation) have been following a policy proposal written by NJMS students that has made it to the New Jersey Legislature. Another aspect of MEDOATS focuses on health policy communication, with students summarizing current health bills in the state of NJ through short, informative, animated videos. Work with members of Senator Bookers staff, Governor Murphy’s staff, and other members of the NJ state legislature!

For more information:

oatsfoundation@gmail.com

Ambassadors

NJMS Ambassadors act as liaisons between the Office of Admissions, and the student body. We work closely with administrators to schedule tours, plan accepted students and parents days, as well as meet with prospective students to provide them with an insight of life at NJMS! We also provide workshops to help build up public speaking and interviewing skills. Feel free to reach out to us for more information at tourcoordinators.njms@gmail.com.

For more information:

tourcoordinators.njms@gmail.com

Technology in Medicine

NJMS Technology in Medicine is a student-run interest group aiming to educate students on the important role that new technology plays in the realm of medicine. We have had lectures in the past on integrating new technology into medicine and entrepreneurship in medicine. We have recently purchased and built a 3D printer for NJMS students and faculty to use. We hope that this initiative will garner interest in students and faculty to come up with new research projects as well as new clinical and educational uses utilizing 3D models. In the future, we hope to add more technology to NJMS that will help better education for NJMS students.

For more information:

njmstandc@gmail.com