Medical Student Organizations & Interest Groups
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American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) and the North Carolina Medical Society
The ECU Student Chapter of the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Medical Association promotes student participation in the professional organizations. Since 1979 the School of Medicine has been represented 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.
President: Sophie AustinFaculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Willson
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.
Co-Presidents: Jinal Desai and Becca MannFaculty Advisor - Dr. Folashade Jose
Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)President: Meagan EvangelistaFaculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Walsh
Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA)
In 1980 a group of medical students, physicians and nurses organized the Christian Medical Association 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.
President: Taylor SearsFaculty Advisors- Dr. Dean Patton, Dr. Frank Gay, Dr. Cindy Christiano
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
In 2009, a consortium of regional leaders from the National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS) decided to establish what is now known as the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA). The Latino Medical Student Association unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship, and education to support the health of the Latino community. Our chapter at the Brody School of Medicine has set out to advocate for the rights of Latinos in healthcare, promote the recruitment and retention of Latino/a medical students, and engage the Latino community in learning about ways to achieve and maintain optimal health.
President - Drew GardnerFaculty Advisors - Dr. Maria Clay and Dr. Guillermo Hidalgo
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 chapters projects include an annual scholarship award to a deserving member of the organization.
President: Joshua JacksonFaculty Advisor - Dr. Roytesa Savage
Medical Interest Groups
Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG)
The Anesthesiology Interest Group is an affiliate of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, which is an organization with a mission to raise and maintain the standards of practice in the field of anesthesiology. AIG at Brody was formed to educate interested students in the field of anesthesia and provide opportunities to network with anesthesiologists in the region. Group activities include shadowing, physician lectures, and anesthesia-specific simulation labs. All health professional students are welcome.
President: Syed Jaffery
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Carroll
Brody AmbassadorsPresident: Yousef MohsinFaculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Peden
Cardiovascular Interest Group (CVIG)
President: Zachary BlomFaculty Advisor: Dr. John Rose
Dermatology Interest Group (DIG)President: Jacob SubashFaculty Advisor: Dr. Charles Phillips
Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
ECU-BSOM has much to offer within the field of emergency medicine. Advanced Trauma and Advance Cardiac Life Support certification is offered to all medical students. A nationally recognized residency program in emergency medicine is headed by department chairman, Dr. Nick Benson. Many faculty members are involved in emergency medicine research, and student involvement is encouraged. The Emergency Medicine Interest Group was formed to stimulate interest in the field of emergency medicine. Monthly meetings usually consist of lectures on current topics within the field.President: Wooten Jones
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kori Brewer, Dr. Kraigher O'Keefe
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 in the understanding 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.President: Allyson Mentock
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Barker
Greenville Community Shelter Clinic (GCSC)
In January 1989, ECU medical students became involved with the Greenville Community Shelter, a non-profit organization, by offering free medical care to the homeless and indigent. All students are encouraged to volunteer their services each Monday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and alternate Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for special clinics. First and second year students help by obtaining an extended history, taking vital signs, and learning the chief medical complaint. They may also observe and assist with the physical diagnosis and participate in constructing a medical plan for the final approval of the attending physician. This past year, a "Women's Clinic" opened to address the specific needs of female medical care. Most recently, a Pediatrics Clinic was added on Wednesday evenings to further extend the services offered by the Greenville Community Clinic. The Operations Committee of the clinic is exclusively run by students.
Co-Directors: Drew Crenshaw and Zach WilliamsFaculty Advisor - Dr. Gary Levine
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter at East Carolina University (IHI Open School)President: Shalina PatelFaculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Baxley
Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is a group organized by students and faculty to provide information about the field of internal medicine, both the primary care aspects and the various subspecialties. IMIG is open to all students regardless of their chosen specialty. Monthly lunch meetings feature guest speaker clinicians. Students who want to learn more about all branches of internal medicine are invited.President: Drew Crenshaw
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harry Adams
LGBT/Ally OrganizationPresident: Katie GoulahFaculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Kelly
Med-Peds Interest Group (MPIG)
Presidents: Anthony Mayen and Rachel JonasFaculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Brake
OBGYN Interest Group (or Leopold Society) (OBIG)
President: Shelby PowersFaculty Advisors: Dr. Keith Nelson and Dr. Edward Apetz
Oncology Interest Group (OIG)
President: Dan-Thanh NguyenFaculty Advisors: Dr. Darla Liles and Dr. Ann Schreier
Partners in Integrative Medicine (PIM)
President: Ryan McLaughlinFaculty Advisor: Dr. Janice Daugherty
Pediatric Interest Group (PIG)
The Pediatrics Interest Group was formed so that students interested in the field could meet informally with pediatricians from the community. The group meets every month, either at lunch or in the evening at a physician's house in order to hear a speaker affiliated with Pediatric Medicine. Topics discussed in the past include the future of pediatrics, ADHD, child abuse detection and child advocacy, anticipatory guidance, and child development. The organization also works on a variety of community projects that include hands-on interactions at the Pediatric Clinic of the community shelter as well as volunteer work on the hospital pediatric units.President: Paige DriverFaculty Advisors: Dr. Dave Eldridge and Dr. Coral Steffey
Pitt County Care Clinic (PCCC)Co-Presidents: Brandon Winfrey and Talia HorwitzFaculty Advisors: Dr. Harry Adams and Dr. Tom Irons
Radiological Sciences Interest Group (RIG)President: Asem Rahman
Co-Presidents: Nikki Hadley and Matheson WilliamsFaculty Advisors: Dr. James Coleman and Dr. Harry Adams
Serve GreenvillePresident: Matheson WilliamsFaculty Advisor: Dr. Kelly Harrell
Spanish in Medicine
President: Drew GardnerFaculty Advisor: Dr. Harry Adams
Sports Medicine Interest Group (SMIG)
President: Kody PratsonFaculty Advisor: Dr. Brock Niceler
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
Co-Presidents: Jim Eubanks and Zachary Sutton
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Ray
Students Interested in PathologyStudents Interested in Pathology (SIP) is a group organized by students and faculty to provide information about the field of pathology in general. Lunch meetings feature talks which are chosen to (1) discuss topics of general interest to students, (2) illustrate the role of the pathologist in various clinical settings, and (3) provide information about potential career niches. SIP meetings are open to all students: students who want to learn more about the topic being discussed or/and career options in pathology are invited to attend.President: Caroline EarlyFaculty Advisor: Dr. Philip Boyer
Surgery Interest Group (Charles G. Robb Student Surgical Society) (CGRSSS)
The Surgery Interest Group is composed of students who are interested in the art and science of surgery. Meetings are held four to five times per year. Speakers from various departments of surgery are invited to discuss a variety of topics such as career opportunities, surgical residency programs, and surgical sub-specialties.
President: Jonathan Dvorak
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Walsh and Dr. Pories
President: Tamoore ArshadFaculty Advisor: Dr. Todd Savitt
Travel Reimbursements - Travel reimbursements are available three to four weeks after all required receipts are turned in to the Office of Student Affairs. Original receipts must be turned in to the Office of Student Affairs by ten working days after the completion of the trip. If deadlines are not met, expenditures will not be processed.
Travel Reimbursement Checklist
Transportation - Student will be reimbursed at the rate of thirty cents per mile when using own car to drive to and from the destination. If flying from an airport other than Greenville, students will be reimbursed for personal car use and reimbursed for the airport parking fee (must have receipt for parking fee). Rental Car fees cannot be reimbursed.
Taxis and Shuttles - The actual cost of taxi fares is reimbursable when required for travel to and from the conference site. Student must have the name, address and phone number of the Cab Company as well as the driver’s signature on each receipt, along with the student’s name. Shuttle service can be reimbursed with a receipt showing the Shuttle Company’s name.