Honors Medical Scholars Society
The Honors Medical Scholars Society (HMSS) was founded in 2008 and is focused on preparing its members for a future in the field of medicine. Since its beginning, HMSS members have led outreach and service projects, and experienced personal growth in their work.
Led by the Scholars with support from the HMS Faculty Advisors, HMSS is centered around service and learning for the underserved including socially and educationally disadvantaged groups, the homeless, the elderly, and migrant populations in Florida. Scholars have also participated in health outreach trips to Peru and Nicaragua, volunteered and raised money for several charitable organizations such as Second Harvest, Project Downtown, Dance Marathon, Light the Night, Ronald McDonald House, Lipman Backpack Giveaway, and the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk. Scholars serve as teachers, tutors, and mentors nearby rural middle and high school students to encourage them to reach their full potential and pursue a career in medicine or a medical-related field.
The Honors Medical Scholars Society provides an opportunity for Honors Medical Scholars mentor one another starting in freshmen year, helping to facilitate the transition to college life and the demands of premed courses and activities. Mentors continue through medical school, building life-long friendships and a sense of family and support. Get to know each Scholar by reading their profiles.