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Student Organizations

You can find many more pre-health organizations at FSU through Nole Central and the Student Activities Center

Below is a directory of pre-health student organizations that are mentored by the FSU College of Medicine faculty and staff. 


Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

For information please email

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED is a prestigious national honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in health pre-professional scholarship. Our organization consists of pre-health students with a passion to learn about the healthcare field and a strong desire to give back to the local community.

Our mission is to provide you with resources and guidance to assist in successfully becoming a leader of the health profession. We understand that the process of being a pre-health student may seem intimidating; however, in AED you are surrounded with many students who share similar dreams and aspirations. In AED, we are one big family and the Executive Board works hard to make sure your journey is a s stress free and fun as possible!

Please take the time to explore our website and learn about the many things AED is involved with during the year.

Meeting Locations and Dates:

All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at the Psychology Building lecture hall, room A201.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 12th, 26th
  • Oct. 10th, 24th
  • Nov. 7th
  • Dec. 5th

Spring 2019

To be announced

Officers:

  • President: Jennifer Jallo
  • Vice President: Alyssa Poe
  • Membership Chair: Danielle Stevenson
  • Secretary: Alyssa Poe
  • Treasurer: Karen Wetzel
  • Historian: Gabriella Marquez
  • Service Chair: Kara Harris
  • Special Events Chair: Alex Mathis
  • Technology Chair: Zachary Louah
  • Mentor Program Director: Christy Dever
  • Medical Missions Outreach Director: Natalie Henderson
  • Organization e-mail: aedfsu@gmail.com
  • Organization Web site: http://www.aedfsu.com  
  • Faculty Advisor: Eric Crosier

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Pre-Medical AMSA is a student-run organization who share the organization's national mission of advocating student awareness and activism within the field of health care. Pre-Medical AMSA also aims to provide information, support, and leadership development for future physicians in training. Students must apply for membership

Meeting Locations and Dates: 

All meetings will be held on Mondays from 7-8pm in room A201 in the Psychology Building Auditorium

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 17th
  • Oct. 1st, 18th, 29th
  • Nov. 5th
  • Dec. 3rd

Spring 2019

 To be announced 

Officers:

  • President: Charles Maggitas
  • Vice President: Alexander Pabon
  • Secretary: Catherine Rothman
  • Treasurer: Zoe Michael
  • Director of Membership: Alexander Parekh
  • Director of Communications: Nicole Rautenkranz
  • Philanthropy Director: Troy Sloss
  • Assistant Philanthropy Director: Tiffany Lee, Valentina Vargas
  • Community Directors: Alana Bryant, Nicole Crouch, Jodi Wilson, Samantha Hicks
  • Relay for Life Chair: Spencer Renne
  • Faculty Advisors:

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

The undergraduate alpha chapter of The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) provides a supportive environment for women seeking careers in medicine. To help members on their path AMWA provides resources that include workshops, speakers in the field, and encourages volunteering in the community.

Meeting Locations and Dates:

All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm in room A101 in the Psychology Building auditorium.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 4th, 18th
  • Oct. 2nd, 16th, 30th 
  • Nov. 13th
  • Dec. 4th - AMWA Fall Banquet 

Spring 2019  

  • Jan. 15th, 29th
  • Feb. 12th, 26th
  • Mar. 12th, 26th 
  • April 9th

Officers:

  • President: Khari King
  • Vice President:  Gunita Rahman
  • Secretary: Gab O'Brien
  • Treasurer: Zoe Jones
  • Socials Chair: Emily McCracken
  • Communications Chair: Kristine Luz
  • Women's Health Chair: Sameera Shaik
  • Freshman Outreach Chair: Isbella Gomez
  • Bookcart Chair: Alyssa Rogers
  • Faculty Advisor:  

Analyze, Act, and Advocate (AAA)

The Mission of AAA Health is to Analyze social determinants of health, Act through service, and Advocate for the affected communities with the intention of energizing and encouraging citizens with varying backgrounds to get involved in communal health efforts. AAA Health strives to alleviate the symptoms of health disparities by observing health comprehensively and addressing multifaceted issues that contribute to a community’s overall health. Students passionate about service and aspiring to enter the health professions will have the opportunity to approach and dissect social determinants of health through engagement in education and dialogue prior to committing to and serving in partner community organizations.

For further inquiry please email Thesla Anderson.

Meeting Locations and Dates:

All meetings will be held on Thursdays from 6-7pm at the College of Medicine in room 1200.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 6th, 20th
  • Oct. 4th, 18th
  • Nov. 1st, 15th

Spring 2019

  • Jan. 17th, 31st
  • Feb. 14th, 28th
  • Mar. 14th, 28th
  • Apr. 11th

Officers:

  • President: Michelle Le
  • Vice President: Sarah Pisula
  • Treasurer: Pauline Solis
  • Secretary: Whithney Altema
  • Health and Wellness Committee Officer: Jennifer Donnely
  • Health and Wellness Committee Officer: Henal Sutaria
  • Community Engagement Committee Officer: Connor Mueller
  • Community Engagement Committee Officer: Ashley Fils
  • Faculty Advisor: Thesla Anderson

 Connecting Experimental Lab and Life Sciences (CELLS)

Connecting Experimental Lab and Life Sciences also known as CELLS promotes research for undergraduates and provides a social and professional network for students engaged in biomedical, clinical and social science research. CELLS at FSU will introduce and prepare undergraduate students for an exciting research experience by providing avenues for networking with research faculty. This organization offers workshops, mentoring, lab tours, service events, field trips, research symposiums, interactive discussions with research scientists and advice on internships and biomedical research careers.

Go to the CELLS homepage for details!  Contact us! or look us up on

Meeting Locations and Dates: 

All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the College of Medicine room 1303.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 5th, 19th, 26th
  • Oct. 3rd, 17th, 24th
  • Nov. 7th, 14th, 28th

Spring 2019

To be announced

Officers:

  • President: Micheal Baiamonte
  • Vice President: Romy Aiken
  • Secretary:  Tom McClymouth
  • Treasurer: Carina Ferrarris
  • Historian/Scholarship Chair: Matthew Wilson
  • Publicity Chair: Luis Andrade
  • Events Coordinator: Diana Remy
  • Faculty Advisor: 
  • CELLS Homepage 

Minority Association of Pre-Med Students (MAPS)

The mission of this organization is to enhance the recruitment of culturally diverse students into health-care fields, and to help members become more successful candidates for professional health and medical programs.

M.A.P.S. web site

Meeting Locations & Dates:

All meetings will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at the College of Medicine in room 1200.

Fall 2018

  • Sept.13th, 27th
  • Oct. 11th, 25th
  • Nov 8th, 19th

Spring 2019

  • Jan. 10th, 24th
  • Feb. 7th, 21st
  • Mar. 7th, 21st
  • Apr. 4th, 18th

Officers:

  • President: Abdo Al-Awady
  • Vice President: Ashlei Phillips
  • Treasurer: KeyShawn Grimmage
  • Secretary of Minutes: Akrum Elshazali
  • Secretary of Points: Gakeria Kirton
  • Public Relations: Sabrina Cajuste 
  • Historian: Regina Carson
  • Fundraising Chair: Ashley Fils
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Miranda Mack

Physical Therapy/Occupational (PT/OT Club)

A New Generation...A New Outlook on Medical Treatment.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Interactive College Students is an effort between the pre-physical/occupational therapy students of Florida State University to assist one another in preparation for graduate school. The club provides a means by which pre-physical/occupational therapy students can get to know each other and help each other with planning, GRE preparation, and physical/occupational therapy school applications. We will bring in practicing physical and occupational therapists, current physical/occupational therapy school students, and physical/occupational therapy school recruiters in order to help students understand the profession and gain knowledge of the physical/occupational therapy school admissions process.

Meeting Locations and Dates: 

All meeting dates will be held on Thursdays from 7-8pm at College of Medicine in room 1302.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 13th
  • Oct. 11th
  • Nov. 1st, 29th

Spring 2019

  • Jan. 17th
  • Feb. 21st
  • Mar. 14th
  • Apr. 11th

Officers:

  • President: Sorina Pierre, Negeen Fallahzadeh 
  • Treasurer: Savannah Jackson
  • Secretary: Ariana Jackson
  • Student Advisor: Sarah Barber
  • Occupational Therapy Chair: Kayla Dahlman
  • Faculty Advisor: 

Pre-Dental Society

The goal of the Pre-Dental Society is to teach students about the career of dentistry and provide them with the resources and knowledge needed to assist them in getting into dental school. This organization has a close working relationship with the Florida Dental Association and the Leon County Dental Association. A shadowing program has been established with the Dental Hygiene/Assistant school at Tallahassee Community College and the Leon County Health Clinic. Meetings are held twice a month and include guest speakers from dental schools and working professionals. All interested students are welcome to attend.

Meeting Locations and Dates:

All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at the College of Medicine in room 1302. 

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 5th, 19th
  • Oct. 3rd, 17th, 31st
  • Nov. 14th, 28th 

Spring 2019

To be announced

Officers:

  • President: Karleigh Johns
  • Vice President: Michael Staikos
  • Secretary: Emma Williams
  • Treasurer: Kristin Kasimati
  • Volunteer Chair: Hannah Kilbride
  • Fundraising Chair: Gianna Tsesmelis
  • Wax Workshop Chair: Austin Mang
  • T-Shirt Chair:Blake Garfinkel
  • Social Chair: Kailey Vredenburg
  • Webmaster: Jessica Pavlov
  • Shadowing Chair: Rebeca Rodriguez
  • Faculty Advisor: 

Website address: http://www.fsupredental.com

Pre-Optometry Club

Pre-Optometry Club is for anyone who is interested in Optometry school, eyes, or the visual system. We have guest speakers, representatives from various Colleges of Optometry, local optometrists, opthalmologists, and researchers at meetings to explore more about the profession. We meet every other Tuesday in College of Medicine room 1301. Club members also have many opportunities for unique activities such as volunteering at the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Eye Clinic, shadowing local Optometrists, and performing vision screenings at the Special Olympics!

Meeting locations and dates: 

All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 7-8pm at the College of Medicine in room 1301.

Fall 2018 

  • Sept. 4th, 18th
  • Oct. 2nd, 16th, 30th
  • Nov. 13th, 27th

Spring 2019

  • Jan. 15th, 29th
  • Feb. 12th, 26th
  • Mar. 12th, 26th
  • Apr.  9th, 16th

Officers:

  • President: Kimberly Carter
  • Vice President: Hannah Martin
  • Secretary: Laura Forhan
  • Treasurer: Summer Cantone
  • Historian: Monica Lora
  • Public Relations: Tori Reiswig
  • Faculty Advisor: 

Pre-Pharmacy Informational Leadership Learning Society (P.I.L.L.S.)

The Pre-Pharmacy Informational Leadership Learning Society (P.I.L.L.S.) is a student organization created by six Florida State University students in the fall of 2003 for undergraduates who plan on pursuing careers in pharmacy. The goal of the society is to provide resources and opportunities to introduce undergraduates to the world of pharmacy. In addition, the society seeks to help its members become the most qualified applicants for pharmacy school.The organization also seeks to encourage community involvement and to present members with opportunities to serve the community through volunteer service. By adding depth to members’ understanding of pharmacy, P.I.L.L.S. constantly strives to make its members the best prepared and most informed applicants for the pharmacy program.

Meeting Locations and Dates:  

All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at the College of Medicine in room 1301.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 5th, 19th
  • Oct. 3rd, 17th, 31st
  • Nov. 14th, 28th

Spring 2019

To be announced

Officers:

  • President: Amanda Lawson
  • Vice President: Paula Paseiro Nunez 
  • Secretary: Sandy Li
  • Treasurer: Colin O'Connor
  • Volunteer Chair: Sara Bosek
  • Special Events Chair: Jennifer Miller
  • Public Relations Chair: Sally Zhu
  • Historian/Social Chair: Stephanie Mourino
  • Faculty Advisor: Eric Crosier

 Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) Club

This is an organization for students interested in a career as a physician assistant. Meetings will be monthly and held at the College of Medicine. The agenda will includes guest speakers from the community as well as representatives from academic programs.

Please e-mail for more information.
 

Meeting Location and Dates:

All meeting dates will be held on Tuesdays from 7-8pm at the College of Medicine in room 1200.

Fall 2018 

  • Sept. 11th, 25th
  • Oct. 9th, 23rd
  • Nov. 6th, 27th
  • Dec. 4th

Spring 2019

  • Jan. 15th, 29th
  • Feb. 12th, 28th
  • Mar. 19th
  • Apr. 2nd, 16th

Officers:

  • President: Brooke Allman
  • Vice President: Joshua Stough
  • Secretary: Caroline Cuentro
  • Treasurer: Makenna Wilbrett
  • Social Chair: Madison Fernandez
  • Event Coordinator: Monica Rowe
  • Faculty Advisor: Meredith Warren

Pre-Veterinary Club

The purpose of the Pre-Veterinary Club at FSU is to provide a supportive and educative environment where students can expand their interests in veterinary medicine or animal-related fields. The students will be familiarized with the expectations associated with veterinary schooling, the profession and volunteer opportunities. Membership is open to all Florida State University, FAMU and TCC students and may be requested at any regular meeting. Please visit the "Pre-Veterinary Club @ FSU" on our Facebook page for more information!

Please e-mail: for more information.

Meeting Locations and Dates: 

All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at the College of Medicine in room 1302.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 12th, 26th
  • Oct. 10th, 24th
  • Nov. 7th
  • Dec. 5th

Spring 2019

To be announced

Officers:

  • President: Carolina Baquerizo 
  • Vice President: Katherine Glibowski
  • Secretary: Melissa Raynor
  • Treasurer: Alexis Patterson
  • Speaker Coordinator: Taylor Belusic
  • Event Coordinators:  Dylan Nusche, Amanda Hirschman
  • Publicity Coordinator: Hannah R-Love
  • Philanthropy Chairs: Emily Saladrigas, Eli Myron
  • Faculty Advisor: Eric Crosier  

Pre Med Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

Pre-SOMA at FSU is an affiliated chapter of the national Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association. We are dedicated to promoting the osteopathic tradition at Florida State University, and in the Tallahassee area, and to creating stronger, more knowledgeable students for entry into osteopathic medical institutions around the country. The chapter invites school admissions representatives, practicing physicians, and medical lecturers to speak at its meetings, and provides scholarships, shadowing and volunteering experiences, tutoring, and opportunities for meaningful leadership to its members.

Meeting Location and Dates:  

Not announced

Additional Pre-Health Organizations at FSU

FSU Medical Response Unit: The Medical Response Unit functions as a basic life support and quick response unit at Florida State University. Staffed by trained student volunteers, the Medical Response Unit is an affiliated project associated with University Health Services, FSU Police Department, Student Government Association, and FSU Division of Student Affairs. The Medical Response Unit offers support to existing emergency medical and safety units during campus events, such as intramural sports, 5K’s, the FSU Flying High Circus, Dance Marathon and many others.  Check Nole Central for meeting dates and times.  For more information, email:  MedicalResponse@admin.fsu.edu 

Fundamentals of Observational Research and Career Experience (FORCE): Fundamentals of Observational Research and Career Experience(FORCE) was created for the FSU pre-health student body to facilitate shadowing rotations and group visitations, as well as to enhance the professional knowledge of a pre-health student. Shadowing stimulates a relationship between a professional and a student, where the professional can answer the simple or more complicated questions of a pre-heath student. As a team, FORCE is dedicated to providing pre-health students with shadowing opportunities and professional experience.  Check Nole Central for meeting dates and times. 

Hands of Hope: FSU Hands of Hope is a newly recognized Registered Student Organization that prides itself in organizing consistent volunteering projects that are mainly aimed to provide assistance to people with disabilities. We are officially affiliated with the College of Medicine at Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and have a variety of volunteering opportunities open within these and many other institutions that further reinforce our mission to integrate students with and without disabilities. Regular volunteering events include Stroke Awareness Group and Afternoon Bingo with patients at the TMH Rehabilitation Center, monthly Build-A-Ramps, and nursing home visits. We also host speakers from various health professions and hold social events. Check Nole Central for meeting dates and times.

Health and Educational Relief Organization (HERO): HERO activity participates in two medical mission trips a year to Guyana, South America and other third world nations. These trips are made possible by a team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and pre-health students who dedicate their time to serving those less privileged in need of medical care. During each trip, HERO provides not only medical attention to patients, but also works to bring the members of the community personal health education as well as literacy advancement programs for students. During the year while not on the medical mission trips, HERO actively fundraises and participates in various volunteer and service opportunities in the local Tallahassee community. Check Nole Central for meeting dates and times.

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA): Health Occupations Students of America is an organization catering to those students interested in a health care profession. HOSA at FSU participates in many volunteer opportunities, competitive events, and allows students to meet current health care professionals. The mission of HOSA is "to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community." To do that, HOSA participates in state and national leadership conferences where students attend workshops and interact with other students from all over the nation. Joining HOSA is a fun and rewarding way to gain knowledge of the health care field!  Check Nole Central for meeting dates and times.   Website: https://www.facebook.com/fsu.hosa?fref=ts
 

Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere (MEDLIFE): MEDLIFE stands for Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere. MEDLIFE Health at FSU is a pre-health organization that focuses on serving low income families both internationally and locally. Internationally, we help by attending mobile clinics three times a year (winter break, spring break, summer). Mobile clinics are made possible by student volunteers, MEDLIFE staff, and local physicians and nurses. Unlike most medical outreach trips, MEDLIFE ensures patient follow-up and strives to break the perpetual cycle of lack of infrastructure, education, and medical attention. Locally, we participate and organize multiple community service events per semester. "MEDLIFE is a network of medical professionals, motivated students, and trained staff who work together with communities in need to deliver better access to Medicine, Education, and Development.”  Check Nole Central for meeting dates and times.