There are numerous student organizations on the Wichita campus that cover all types of topics and interests.
The purpose of AOA is to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession. As stated in the society's constitution, "Alpha Omega Alpha is organized for educational purposes exclusively and not for profit, and its aims shall be the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools, the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and graduates, and recognition of high attainment in medical science, practice and related fields."
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The AMA-MSS includes medical students in the development and promotion of standards in medical practice, research, and education. In addition to regular meetings, students are involved with the Medical Society of Sedgwick County and the Kansas Medical Society, and participate in national meetings.
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Click here for more information on the AMSA and how to join.
Doctors’ Notes is a premier a capella choir that strives to serve the KU School of Medicine–Wichita through music. Wichita members are passionate about music and perform on hospital wards and at various events on the Wichita Campus throughout the year.
Ethics Roundtable is a forum for students to discuss issues in medicine that do not have an easy answer. Mediated by several faculty advisers adept in such topics, conversation about a true patient case flows as opinions are aired and questions are raised. This group gives students a safe environment to experience other people's point of view and practice voicing their own. The core values of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and distributive justice are reiterated throughout these discussions, and hopefully, everyone leaves with a little more understanding of the topic at hand.
The University of Kansas School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes third year medical students and faculty who have displayed outstanding humanistic and professional behaviors and the highest standards of compassion and sensitivity in their interactions with patients, faculty, student peers, and institutional administration. Students inducted into the society will have the honor noted in the Dean's Letter and will also be recognized at graduation.
The Medical Student Assembly (MSA) serves as the student governing body for the School of Medicine. MSA represents medical students on matters regarding curricular and extra-curricular activities in order to foster cooperative relationships between students, administrators, faculty, and alumni and to improve academic programs, thereby creating a spirit of student involvement in leadership. For more information, visit msa.kumc.edu.
Medical Students for Choice is committed to ensuring that medical practitioners are prepared to provide their patients with the full range of reproductive health care choices.
The Wichita Ambassadors represent medical students and medical education on the Wichita Campus, serve in an outreach role to the city of Wichita and the surrounding communities, helping area citizens understand the role of the campus and serve as liaisons to students and pre-medical advisors in high schools, colleges, and universities around Wichita and throughout the state of Kansas.
The SCC is the decision-making body for medical students on the Wichita Campus. Elected members represent their classmates on matters relating to curricular and extracurricular activities. The SCC also fosters a spirit of student involvement in the achievement of high standards of scholarship, leadership, and service to the community and the university.
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