In medical school, every moment seems to be a learning experience, but many students squeeze yet another education opportunity into their demanding schedules, joining extracurricular groups focused on particular medical specialties and personal interests. Most students discover that it's time well spent. Explore the possibilities of early specialty through clinics, conferences, and mentorship programs or enjoy the camaraderie of fellow students and serve the community.

Policies Related to Student Organizations


Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha is a national honor medical society that recognizes and perpetuates excellence in the medical profession. Our chapter is active in community service and sponsors an annual art show of works submitted by medical students.

Interview Host Program

Honor Council

Phi Delta Epsilon
The Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE) interest group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was formed in the fall of 2006. Phi Delta Epsilon received official status as a PhiDE colony and as a School of Medicine student organization in January of 2007. Like all PhiDE chapters, membership is open to all medical students regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, or background.

Student Evaluation Committe 
The SEC plays a critical role in evaluating each course during the basic science years. 

Student Senate
The Student Senate is the official Student Government Association for the School of Medicine. This organization is comprised of the elected officers from each of the four classes.

Transcript Committee

Tinsley Harrison Research Society
The Tinsley Harrison Research Society meets twice a month to discuss various medical and societal issues. Members include MS-III and MS-IV students as well as selected faculty.

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is an international organization founded on the idea that universities have an opportunity and a responsibility to improve global access to public health goods.


AAMC/Organization of Student Representatives

American Medical Association
The American Medical Association (AMA) at UAB is a chapter of the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association. The AMA-MSS is the major legislative voice for medical students across the nation. Involvement in the AMA-MSS is a great way to keep up with national health issues and to experience the workings of organized medicine with students across the nation. You can join the AMA anytime, but their great 4 year membership deal makes it worthwhile.

American Medical Student Association
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is a student governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in training. With membership of over 30,000 medical and pre-medical students, interns, and residents from more than 140 medical schools, AMSA is committed to improving medical training and the nation's health.

American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is dedicated to enhancing the personal and professional interests of its members and to improving women's health. Additionally, membership in the UAB chapter provides a unique opportunity to meet clinical faculty. Not only is this important networking, but many of these faculty are interested in mentoring.

Student National Medical Association
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is a student organization devoted to assisting in the needs of surrounding underserved communities as well as assisting in the professional and personal growth of existing and aspiring underrepresented minority medical students.

American Physician Scientists Association
The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) was developed for and is administrated by aspiring physician-scientists from around the country. The mission of National APSA as well as the UAB Chapter is to support the training of successful physician-scientists by providing opportunities for professional development, career planning, and networking within the scientific and medical communities.

Medical Students For Choice
The purpose of this organization is to increase education, awareness and open discussion regarding issues of reproductive health and to support those within the medical community who are working to ensure the freedom of choice.

Medical Interest Groups

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Family Medicine Interest Group

Geriatrics Interest Group

Global Health Interest Group

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Med/Peds Interest Group

Medical Spanish Interest Group

Military Medicine Interest Group

Nuts About Peds!

Obstetrics/Gynecology Interest Group

Orthopedics Interest Group

Physical Medicine Interest Group

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Psychiatry Interest Group

Student Interest Group in Anesthesiology

Student Interest Group in Neurology

Surgery Interest Group

Radiology Interest Group


Athletics & Intramurals

Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama

Infusion - Vocal Performing Group

Progress Notes

Student Orientation Committee

Tom Dooley Society