Medical Student Association (AMSA) is an independent
national organization of medical students. In individual schools
AMSA plays an active role in student life through community service
projects, workshops and speaker presentations. These activities
help keep medical students aware of the world around them.
National membership in AMSA provides
many advantages. Members receive The New Physician, AMSA's national
magazine each month. Other benefits include discounts on certain
medical texts, availability of health and life insurance, and
opportunities for students wishing to spend a few months working
abroad. AMSA is open to all medical students and their participation
Medical Association (AMA): medical students have
a place in organized medicine through the American Medical Association.
Each accredited medical school
in the U.S. can be represented in the AMA-MSS by a delegate and
alternate delegate, who are the voting members. Nevertheless,
assemblies are open to all medical students, and any student may
submit a resolution to AMA-MSS for consideration.
Alpha is the only national honor medical society
in the world. Its goal can be expressed in a phrase: to recognize
and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession. Organized
nationally in 1902, the PSM chapter was chartered in 1990.
Medical students, faculty, and
alumni can be selected for membership. Scholastic achievement,
is a prime consideration, but is not the sole criterion for election.
Integrity, leadership, and devotion to the welfare of one's fellowman
are important attributes. A maximum of one sixth of each graduating
class may be inducted into the honor society. Membership may
also be extended to faculty and alumni who have established themselves
as local or national leaders in clinical practice, medical education
or biomedical research.
Each year the honor society sponsors
a variety of activities aimed at enriching educational environment
such as the community service projects designed by its members
to achieve the principle behind the society’s motto which is “worthy
to serve the suffering”.
Medical Students- Health Profession Scholarship Program:Any
students received a scholarship from an US armed forces are considered
in this organization. The purpose of this organization is to assist
and provide military orientation to its members.
Specialty Interest Groups: The different specialties
interest groups have the purpose of helping the medical student
learn more about the specialty as a career of choice. It also
prepares the students for the resident matching process and promotes
service in the community. The different interest groups are:
Family Medicine Interest Group
Internal Medicine Interest Group
Obstetric & Gynecology Interest Group
Pediatric Interest Group
Surgery Interest Group
The Graduate Student's Association
(GSA) is a fully autonomous student body that represents all graduate
students to the community of Ponce School of Medicine (PSM).
The GSA formally represents the interests, ideas, and suggestions
of the graduate students and helps individual graduate students
with specific problems related to all aspects of the graduate
program. One of the main goals of the GSA is promote communication
between the graduate students themselves, as well as between the
school's administration and its various departments.
The PsyD Student Association
was founded in l999 as a forum for discussion of recent issues
in Psychology. It’s mission also includes support to the student
body and community service.