Cultural/Religious Interest Groups

Cultural/Religious Interest Groups

AAPI

AAPI is a student-run branch of the national organization that promotes health issues, initiatives, and service within the South Asian community. Our AAPI chapter aims to foster a sense of community at NJMS through events showcasing South Asian culture. SAHI is a branch of AAPI that aims to use this community to raise awareness of common health issues facing the South Asian community throughout New Jersey.

For more information:

rutgersnjmsaapi@gmail.com

AMWA

The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians, medical students and other persons dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. The NJMS chapter is ran by students to bring medical students into contact with female physicians for mentorship and guidance through a series of lectures, activities, and meetings over the course of the year.

For more information:

amwa.njms@gmail.com

APAMSA

The mission of APAMSA is to bring together everyone interested in addressing the health challenges that affect Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities and the challenges that impact APIA providers. We are interested in directly promoting the health and well-being of the APIA community, as well as helping all health care workers who work with these communities to understand how to care for patients in a culturally sensitive manner. APAMSA provides a space for medical students to meet, socialize, and exchange experiences, by hosting seminars, discussions, panels, and fun social events throughout the year!

For more information:

njms.apamsa@gmail.com

AWS

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is committed to supporting women surgeons at various stages in their career - from medical school through retirement. The organization at the medical school level works with students to help them learn about a career in surgery, connect with various female surgeons across the nation, and gain knowledge and insight into the path to becoming a surgeon. The NJMS chapter is run by students to help guide medical students through various activities related to surgery, meetings, mentorship programs, and faculty exposure.

For more information:

aws.njms@gmail.com

CLMA

NJMS Chinese Language and Medicine aims to provide NJMS students with basic training in Medical Mandarin to facilitate effective patient communication and medical interviewing. We also aim to introduce medical students to the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine through a series of guest lectures.

For more information:

clmatnjms@gmail.com

CMDA

Christian Medical & Dental Association is a community of healthcare professionals and students who desire to glorify God through personal growth and service. We offer fellowship, worship/prayer nights, outreach events, and weekly bible studies. Everyone, regardless of religion, is welcome!

For more information:

njmscmda@gmail.com

NJMS

The Jewish Medical Society at NJMS provides the opportunity for students at the medical school to participate in traditional Jewish events that occur throughout the school year. Some of these events include annual holiday parties, Shabbat meals, and Jewish medical ethics lectures. Keep an eye out for our events if you would like to join in our celebrations!

For more information:

njmsjews@gmail.com

LMSA

LMSA

The Latino Medical Student Association of New Jersey Medical School (LMSA), formerly known as the Boricua and Latino Health Organization, was founded to address the health needs of the Latino community and to create an environment for academic and social support for Latino students interested in the health professions. Some of our goals include improving the quality of healthcare delivered to the Latino community, educating and sensitizing the NJMS community to the specific health needs of the Latino community, and to engage, promote, and coordinate community service opportunities. LMSA holds several events throughout the year including health fairs, the Salsa Bash, the Spanish in Medicine elective and mentorship programs.

For more information:

njms.lmsa@gmail.com

MSA

The Muslim Students Association is a non-political faith-based organization created to educate both the Muslim and non-Muslim student body regarding all aspects of Islam. In addition, the club works with local organizations to engage Muslim residents of the greater community. We collaborate with RSDM to participate in local health fairs and additionally hold monthly meetings for both members and the RBHS community!

For more information:

msa.njms@gmail.com

Out@NJMS

Out@NJMS is the LGBTQA student organization of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. We aim to provide not only a safe space for students, but to work to improve the overall community and atmosphere of our medical school.

For more information:

outatnjms@gmail.com

SNMA

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. We offer: guidance to prospective undergrad students, events for Black History Month and collaborative awareness week, the SNMA Dinner Dance, our Senior-Send Off.

For more information:

njms.snma@gmail.com