Specialty Interest Groups

Specialty Interest Groups

AIG

The Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) acts as an avenue by which the students of NJMS can explore and gain exposure to the field of Anesthesiology. We act as a link between the students of NJMS and the Department of Anesthesiology to coordinate student opportunities for shadowing, participation in research projects, as well as working alongside the residents. AIG is hosting a series of talks and events featuring varied perspectives of the field including residents, researchers, and practicing Anesthesiologists across various subspecialties. Come have dinner with us and learn something new about the emerging knowledge and opportunity within the field of Anesthesia.

For more information:

njmsaig@gmail.com

Ben Rush

NJMS Ben Rush Surgical Society is the surgical interest group of NJMS. We are dedicated to helping mentor students interested in surgery and surgical subspecialties through yearly programming. We offer: Clinical Workshops, Surgical Lecture Series, Residency Match Panel, Research Symposium

For more information:

njmsbenrush@gmail.com

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Club Med serves as the interest group for internal medicine, the most popular residency choice, and its subspecialties. We are recognized by the American College of Physicians (ACP) which affords opportunities for our medical students. We organize lectures given by internists and supspecialists to give medical students an idea of the breadth of possibilities within internal medicine. We also plan to organize some workshops.

For more information:

njms.club.med@gmail.com

ECG


The Exploring Cardiology Group (ECG) aims to provide a multidisciplinary view of cardiology and early exposure to the field for the students of NJMS. ECG hosts many events throughout the year including lecture series from practicing cardiologists and Cardiothoracic surgeons, discussions from cardiac device companies, and interactive workshops.

For more information:

ecgnjms@gmail.com

EMIG

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) provides programming for students interested in Emergency Medicine. We offer: Content Lecture Series, Career Lecture Series, Skills Workshops, Mentoring, Journal Clubs, Match / Away Rotation Panels, Meet/Greet with In- State Residency Programs"

For more information:

emig.njms@gmail.com

IDIG

The Infectious Disease Interest Group (IDIG) provides an interactive educational community between students and faculty to foster interest in the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases. Beyond hosting an annual faculty lecture series, IDIG connects students with the Division of Infectious Diseases to attend grand rounds, gain outpatient and inpatient observership experiences, and participate in faculty-led research projects. IDIG also partners with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine of the Department of Pediatrics to provide regular STD prevention visits at local undergraduate college campuses.

For more information:

idig.njms@gmail.com

NJMS

Interventional radiology is rapidly growing field of medicine that specializes in providing minimally-invasive, image-guided diagnosis and treatment of disease. As such, the field embraces advances in technology and requires problem-solving skills. The Interventional Radiology Interest Group offers a lecture series and holds workshops throughout the year regarding topics in interventional radiology so that students can learn more about this exciting field.

For more information:

njmsirig@gmail.com

Med-Peds

Medicine-Pediatrics is a combined specialty that deals with complex medical conditions affecting patients throughout their lifespan, from childhood through adulthood. Med-Peds physicians go on to pursue roles in hospitalist medicine, primary care, critical care, and other subspecialties. The Med-Peds interest group exists to expose students to this diverse specialty. We host educational seminars and workshops with faculty, connect students with research mentors in the field, hold social events with students and residents, and collaborate with other interest groups.

For more information:

njmsmedpedsig@gmail.com

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The Military Medicine Interest Group conencts students in the military or interested in joining the military with other classmates in their respective military branches, in order to provide direct mentorship and advice during their time at NJMS. Occasionally, physicians who served in the military will speak at meetings to share their experience of serving as a physician and to provide advice to students concerning their career paths.

For more information:

njmsmmig@gmail.com

PsychSIGN

The Psychiatry Student Interest Group at Rutgers NJMS holds several meetings throughout the year to discuss psychiatry related topics. We host several movie and film nights to discuss aspects of mental illness portrayed in themedia, such as Silver Linings Playbook, Shutter Island, 13 Reasons Why, A Beautiful Mind, etc. We also invite faculty members to discuss certain topics, such as the opioid epidemic and sexual health in relation with mental illness. In March, we also host a psychiatry match panel where we invite recently matched 4th-year medical students who have matched into psychiatry to give advice on the application process, the reasons they pursued psychiatry, and to share their experiences.

For more information:

psychsignjms@gmail.com

NSO

The NJMS Society of Oncology seeks to provide medical students with insight into the field of oncology and opportunities to contribute to the field. To accomplish this, the Society of Oncology hosts a variety of lectures and events that educate students about the wide-range of cancer treatment and research that students may ultimately pursue in their careers. These events include a discussion of research opportunities, lectures from cancer researchers and clinicians, and a bone marrow donor drive, among others.

For more information:

njmsonc@gmail.com

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The Orthopedics Interest Group’s purpose is to provide educational and practical experiences for medical students interested in the specialty of orthopedic surgery. Our faculty physicians host lectures and panels on topics ranging from pediatric orthopedic surgery to musculoskeletal oncology. Members have the opportunity to attend weekly educational lectures alongside University Hospital’s orthopedic residents to gain exposure to the breadth of the field. We organize a resident led knee and shoulder cadaver dissection for students to gain familiarity with joints and other important orthopedic structures. Our organization partners with the UH Orthopedic Clinic, where students may join residents and observe them delivering outpatient orthopedic care. The clinic encompasses many subspecialties including trauma, sports medicine, spine, pediatrics, hand, foot & ankle, and oncology.

For more information:

oignjms@gmail.com

NJMS

Rutgers NJMS Otolaryngology Interest Group is a student run group focused on providing medical students with an opportunity to explore and experience the unique field of otolaryngology. Members will have the opportunity to meet faculty and resident mentors within the Otolaryngology department, attend lectures showcasing interesting cases or topics pertinent to Otolaryngology, as well as participate in research in the department. Students will also participate in philanthropic events, such as the Hearing Loss Association of America's Walk for Hearing and have the chance to participate in a head and neck cancer screening during the Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

For more information:

njmsent@gmail.com

PCP

NJMS Primary Care Progress is a student run organization which aims to promote the importance and benefits of primary care to the NJMS student body. Primary Care Progress will serve as an organization representing any medical specialty in which primary care is emphasized such as pediatrics, med-peds, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, and psychiatry. We aim to reduce the stigma often associated with primary care and create a platform for students to explore its endless opportunities. We will work with the national Primary Care Progress organization to provide the inspiration, leadership development and community these change makers need to build an effective, person- centered and sustainable primary care system.

For more information:

NJMSPCP@gmail.com

PM&R

The PM&R Interest Group is dedicated to promoting the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through guest lectures by physiatrists, volunteer events, and a resident-student mentorship program. During monthly meetings, physiatrists discuss various subspecialties and important topics within PM&R. Volunteer events occurring throughout the year include serving as medical staff at the NYC Marathon and supporting children with disabilities at sporting events. The mentorship program offers one-on-one guidance from a PM&R resident on topics relevant to each year of medical school. We hope to foster awareness and interest in a growing field.

For more information:

njms.pmr@gmail.com

PRSIG

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group (PRSIG) is dedicated to increasing opportunities to medical students interested in the clinical field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The purpose of this group is to provide greater exposure and education in the aspects of research, subspecialties, and current developments and challenges. Through a strong network of faculty and physicians at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, we aim to create mentorship, research, and shadowing opportunities as students are exposed to the various subspecialties including craniofacial, hand, laser, aesthetic, reconstructive, maxillofacial, and microvascular surgery. PRSIG will work closely with other surgical societies to provide interactive workshops, such as a suture skills lab, as well as organize a lecture series with prominent faculty to explore CV building, residency, and career paths.

For more information:

njmsprsig@gmail.com

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The Radiology Interest Group is a student organization focused on increasing awareness, interest, and knowledge in radiology and its various subfields. The group has a lecture series on different topics in radiology as well as a match panel with graduating fourth years who matched into radiology.

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SIGN

The Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) gives NJMS students the opportunity to explore the field of neurology. In addition to lecture series and workshops, we aim to provide shadowing and research opportunities within the NJMS community. Other activities include movie nights and networking events.

For more information:

rutgers.njms.sign@gmail.com

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Members of the Ultrasound Interest Group (USIG) at NJMS are dedicated to learning about the versatility of ultrasonography in the clinical setting. Students benefit from didactic lectures and personalized hands-on teaching sessions by ultrasound fellowship-trained physicians. Members also coordinate with the Dean's Office to incorporate ultrasonography into the anatomy, physiology, and physical exam modules of the pre-clinical curriculum.

For more information:

njms.usig@gmail.com

Urology Interest Group

The Urology Interest group seeks to promote awareness about the field of Urology and its patient population. Our purpose is to expose students to this often overlooked specialty through lectures, workshops, and shadowing opportunities.

For more information:

Njms.uro@gmail.com

Sight Savers

The NJMS Student Sight Savers Program provides vision screenings at various community organizations. We use imaging modalities to detect early signs of vision threatening diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. We also sponsor a lecture series highlighting the different subspecialties within ophthalmology and provide connections for medical students to conduct research with faculty.

*Student Sight Savers is also a Community Service/CESL Group

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