There are numerous student organizations on the Wichita campus that cover all types of topics and interests.
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- Business in Medicine
- Club Med
- Doctors’ Notes
- Ethics Roundtable
- Gold Humanism Honor Society
- Interest Groups
- Jager Club
- JayDoc Community Clinic
- Medical Student Assembly
- Medical Students for Choice
- Medical Students for Life
- Pathway to Wellness
- Student Coordinating Council (SCC)
- Wichita Interprofessional Student Health Organization (WISH)
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."
Click here for more information on Alpha Omega Alpha.
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.
- Emergency Medicine Interest Group - The Emergency Medicine Interest Group at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is a student-led organization that provides students the resources to pursue Emergency Medicine as a career through hands-on experience and mentoring. By nurturing and cultivating student interest, we hope to strengthen the applicant pool to this exciting field of medicine.
- Family Medicine Interest Group
- Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Interest Group - Are you fascinated by anatomy and how the musculoskeletal system works? Are you interested in providing medical care or performing surgery to help patients regain their functional status? If so, then you should join the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Interest Group. This group is designed to facilitate relationships among medical students and physicians as a means of sharing knowledge and opportunities pertaining to these rewarding fields of medicine. The most up-to-date contact and meeting information can be found on the Facebook page or contact Wade Billings with questions.
- KUSM-W Research Interest Group
- Radiology Student Interest Group - Wichita
- Rural Medicine Interest Group
- Wichita Anesthesiology Student Interest Group - The purpose of Wichita Anesthesia Student Interest Group (WASIG) is to promote awareness and interest into the field of anesthesiology. Join WASIG to learn about a career as an anesthesiologist and what is needed to become a competitive applicant!
- Wichita Pediatric Interest Group - The Pediatric Student Interest Group is a student organization dedicated to learning about and assisting in issues regarding the lives of children and pediatric medical care.
- Wichita Surgical Interest Group
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.
SCC Funding Request Form