Student Organizations, Interest Groups, and Activities

Student Organizations and Interest groups broaden the experience for medical students by providing extracurricular activities and experiences in an area of their interest.  They are designed to enhance the student experience, provide networking opportunities and expand an area of interest, such as rural medicine, emergency medicine, or global health. 

There are other opportunities for students put their skills to work early in their medical career.  The SHARING clinics are a great example of this.  The SHARING clinic began in 1997 and was designed to fill a need serving the underserved population in south Omaha.  The SHARING clinic is the only clinic in the nation staffed and run entirely by students! Since they began, they have expanded their reach into other areas in need and now have SHARING, RESPECT, GOODLIFE, and VISION clinics.  For more information, please visit the SHARING website:

Interested in policies and other interests affecting students?  Students can become part of the UNMC Student Senate to represent their medical class and voice opinions about campus activities, policies and legislation from a student's perspective.

Finally, there is a Service Learning Academy (SLA) through the College of Public Health.  The SLA combines community service with a structured learning experience in an interprofessional environment.  UNMC groups may partner with services in the community to aid in their services.  For instance, the EMPOWER project partners with the Women's Center for Advancement (WCA) to offer services to women affected by domestic  violence. In the Do JuSTIce project, students provide education, screening, and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases for individuals housed at the Douglas County jail.  For more information and a list of other SLA projects, visit their website:

For a brief list of groups, visit the Student Services website.  For a more comprehensive list consult the listing in the Student Handbook.  If you have questions about starting a new organization, please contact Dave Carver, PhD in the Counseling and Student Development Center.

Join a student group
UNMC’s Student Services has a complete list of all of the organizations open to students. Many groups allow students to share common career or personal goals.