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Student Organizations

Medical Student Council (MSC)
The Medical Student Council includes the president and three other representatives from each class. The MSC represents the educational, political and social interests of medical students to the faculty and administration. Standing committees include academic affairs, student affairs, student health, student information and minority affairs. Any enrolled medical student may volunteer for committee membership.

American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
The ECU Student Chapter of the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Medical Association promote student participation in the professional organizations. Since 1979 the Brody School of Medicine has had representation at state and national meetings by student members. Students continue to be active in the Pitt County Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, and at the national level of the American Medical Association.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
The ECU Chapter of the American Medical Student Association provides students with current information on many issues concerning medicine. The organization sponsors local service projects and is also active on the national level.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
The ECU Chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association promotes the cause of women in medicine and provides a forum for discussion of issues of special interest to professional women. The chapter offers members opportunities to exchange ideas and concerns with women in medicine from the ECU and the Greenville community as well as nationally.

Christian Medical Association (CMA)
In 1980 a group of medical students, physicians and nurses organized the Christian Medical/Dental Society to explore the application of the principles of Christianity to medicine and medical education, to provide fellowship in the health care field and to serve as an evangelistic tool within the medical center and community.

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
The Family Medicine Interest Group is an affiliate organization of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, which aids its members to understand of the multidimensional health care system, especially at the primary care level. The ECU group emphasizes community service and participation in projects such as community health fairs. Students are active at the state and national level in family medicine.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
The Student National Medical Association was founded in 1964 as a result of a need to produce an increasing number of physicians to serve minority and indigent communities. Organized in 1979, the ECU Chapter of SNMA emphasizes leadership development, social awareness, service to humanity and excellence as physicians. The chapter’s projects include an annual scholarship award to a deserving member of the organization.

Other Organizations
In addition to the above organizations, there are numerous activity and interest groups involving both faculty and students. They are as follows:
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Greenville Community Shelter Clinic
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • Native American Organization Interest Group
  • Pediatric Interest Group
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Leopold Society OB Interest Group
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group
  • Rural Health Interest Group
  • Charles G. Rob Surgical Interest Group
  • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group
  • Radiology Interest Group
  • Psychiatric Medicine Interest Group
  • Musculoskeletal Interest Group
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