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Student Organizations & Interest Groups  - Full Printable  List

Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) - ​Website
PA Student Council
Silver Society
Sliver Society is an associated student organization for the AMC CHAPA program, created to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team
Graduate School- WEBSITE
Alternatives in Science
AIS is established to faciliate networking between AMC associates, scientific companies and non-academic scientists. This networking will increase job opportunities as well as promote a sense of empowerment among the AMC community with regards to pursuing scientific careers.
Graduate Student Council
 GSC strives to represent all graduate students at AMC and their concerns to the Student Senate, the University Administration and other organizations on campus. GSC also hosts several events throughout the year to foster collaboration and communication between students outside the laboratories.
Immunology Graduate Student Board
IGSB promotes the education and welfare of immunology graduate students at AMC and National Jewish. Goals include providing opportunities for networking and for students to give feedback about the Immunology program.
 
Interdisciplinary Orgs (Recognized by Student Senate)

 

AMC Student Senate
 
 
Arrhythmias
The Arrhythmias strives to uplift the campus community through sharing music, serving as a creative outlet for students across all campus programs, and providing an educational experience in music and choral singing for its members.
 
Catholic Medical Association
To uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine and to assist the church in the work of communicating Catholic medical ethics to the medical profession and society at large. Also to enable student Catholis healthcare providers to network and encourage each other.
 
Christian Health Fellowship
To motivate, educate, and equip Christian medical and dental students, and allied health care students to gain mutual strength, skills, encouragement, and blessing.
 
Complementary Alternative Medicine Student Interest Group
The goal of CAM SIG is to promote awareness among AMC students of the availablity and efficacy of alternative, complementary, and integrative therapies. Guest-speakers, hands-on and co-professional events, and journal review sessions are all part of CAMSIGs endeavors.
 
Cycling Club -  (Club Sport – Div II - NCCA)
It shall be the purpose and mission of the Cycling Club to provide service and club activities for all interested bicyclists, and to promote safe and intelligent recreational and competitive bicycling, in all disciplines. The Cycling Club is a National collegiate Cycling Association (NCCA) Division II club and welcomes members from both campuses of the University of Colorado Denver.
Geriatric Health Student Interest Group
This organization strives to increase the visibility of geriatrics as a specialty option in all health care disciplines and to provide students opportunities for networking and learning about geriatric health issues as well as providing services to the community.
 
 
HANDDS (identifying High Arrest Neighborhood to Decrease Disparities in Survival)
The HANDDS Program is associated with the University of Colorado Emergency Medicine Department and the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Department. Our faculty mentor, Dr. Comilla Sasson, and Ariann Nassel identified neighborhoods in which there are higher than expected rates of cardiac arrest, and low rates of bystander CPR. The primary mission of the HANDDS Program is to help combat these statistics through educating the community regarding sudden cardiac arrest and hands-only CPR. In addition to taking this direct approach, we are also working on numerous other projects to improve the health of our surrounding communities. Our ongoing projects, including hands-only CPR education, teaching low income families to make healthy shopping choices while staying on a budget, teaching community organizations basic first aid and hands-only CPR, and hosting an annual coat drive and canned food drive for Servicios de la Raza. You do not need any prior experience to volunteer. Any AMC students are welcome!
Institute of Healthcare Improvement
The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an international nonprofit organization focused on quality improvement and patient safety. As the University of Colorado chapter, we bring together students and practitioners for educational experiences, research and discussion. Our current activities include adverse case event simulations, expert speakers and a journal club.
Latter Day Saint Association
University of Colorado Oncology Group
We are an inter-professional student interest group dedicated to encouraging the next generation of caregivers in the field of oncology to become active in the medical community, and offer opportunities to learn from leading individuals in the field. https://sites.google.com/site/uconcologygroup
Contact: oncology.students@ucdenver.edu
Orchestra- Melomania
 The Interdisciplinary Orchestra is to provide an opportunity for students and faculty to perform music and to build relationships with current and future health professionals. As a musical organization, the orchestra also provides a creative outlet for members and may also help improve academic endeavors of students.
PRISM (GLBT)
To provide a club where Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed individuals, or friends of these individuals can meet, talk, socialize, and gain support in a positive and non-hostile atmosphere. Activities or Opportunities:  Educational Activities: Brownbag seminars on important issues, Health Concerns for GLBT Individuals (STD’s, etc.), Health Care for Intersexed Individuals (Kleinfelter’s etc), Compromising the personalness of sexuality with the public life of work, Charity/ Community Service, Project Angel Heart, Race for the Cure, Lesbian Breast Cancer Project, Matthew Sheppard Foundation, Community Outreach, STD Testing Education, and STD Statistics Education.  Socializing activities: Social Activities, Mixers, Soc Hops (yes, this is only kind of a joke), Organized Dance Night At A Local Club, Comedy Club, Coordinated activities with Metro, CU Denver, and CCC GLBT clubs, Outdoor Activities,  Hiking, Camping, Snowshoe/Ski, Recruiting Activities, Welcome weekend, Pride Weekend, Sporting Activities, and 1, 3, 5, and 10 K Run Walks for charities (Lesbian Cancer organization)
Students for Global Health
To inform University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) students about issues, programs, and opportunities in international medicine. Activities or Opportunities: There will be two electives offered this upcoming year. One will be offered in the fall and will bring in speakers involved in health related projects around the globe; the second elective in the spring will prepare students to travel abroad during the upcoming summer. Additionally there is a lecture series each month that will showcase healthcare workers who are involved in international medicine. Has a large database which will expand this year to include international opportunities attended by AMC students from previous years.
 
Nursing - Website

CU Student Nurses Association (CUSNA)
A pre-professional association for nursing students which works to prepare students for initial licensure as registered nurses, promote skill development and professional growth, and to advocate for high quality of health care within the community.
Nursing Student Council
President: Josey Barry
Vice President: Michelle Beard

Physical Therapy - Website
Class Officers and Committees
 
Public Health - Website
CSPH Student Council
 
School of Dental Medicine

Alpha Omega
Alpha Omega is a fraternity created to promote the profession of Dental Medicine; to establish high standards of scholarship, leadership and character; and to build a triangle of Judaism, Professionalism, and Fraternalism.
 
American Association of Women Dentists
 The purpose of this organization is to share mutual support, to offer opportunities for personal growth, to provide role models, and to enrich ourselves through association with others in our chosen profession.
American Dental Education Association
The ADEA's mission is to assist students in addressing the contemporary issues influencing education, research, and oral health care, for the improvement of public health. The values include: networking , communicating, expanding diversity, and promoting excellence.
American Student Dental Association
To promote the welfare of students pursuing dentistry carreers by educating and involving them in social, moral, and ethical obligations.
Delta Sigma Delta
This fraternity promotes high standards of dentistry and cooperation between students and practitioners towards scientific, ethical, and professional progress
Dental Student Council

School of Medicine - Website

 

All About Couples (ABC)
ABC was started four years ago by medical students to strengthen the support for families, partners, and children of medical students. Activities or Opportunities: During medical school, we all have times where we feel stressed out, alone and just plain stupid. These feelings are especially difficult on our relationships with our significant others and children. Our membership includes students who are single parents, married students, and students in committed relationships. We sponsor a wide variety of activities designed to increase support for our significant others and for ourselves. If you have any questions about medical school, where to live in Denver, childcare, upcoming activities, etc., please email any of us. We are glad to help in any way we can.
Anesthesia Interest Group
The AIG organizes a combination of clinical/educational activities. We try to focus on Intubations, IV placement, and ACLS. We also organize lectures from UCHSC faculty that focus on Residency Application, Subspecialties Anesthesia, and Life as an Anesthesia Resident.

Benjamin Rush Society
The Benjamin Rush Society aims to unite medical students, residents, fellows and doctors across the political spectrum – as well as members of the general public – who believe the doctor-patient relationship is sacred and central to effective medical care. We believe medicine is best served when practitioners have the liberty to serve their patients, rather than being controlled by a third party or government. The Benjamin Rush Society is committed to furthering discussion on this topic, which will profoundly influence physician’s careers and patient’s care in the years to come.
 
Colorado Medical Society – Medical Student section
The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for exploration of cardiac basic science, clinical practice, training and careers for students at UCD, provide all medical students with an opportunity to shape medicine today and into the future. The AMA is the voice of the physician community and as a member of CMS we encourage you to get involved in the world of organized medicine. CMS offers a wide range of opportunities from lobbying efforts to implementing national community service projects. There are several conferences throughout the year. The conferences are a great way to network with established physicians in a wide variety of specialties and regions.
 
Culturally Effective Medicine
The purpose of the University of Colorado Culturally Effective Medicine Interest Group will be to 1) encourage professional interest in culturally effective medicine; 2) promote awareness of different cultures and educate the University of Colorado community on the importance of culture and its relationship to all aspects of health and health care delivery; 3) advance the discipline of culturally effective medicine; 4)  encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in forming discussion about culture and its relationship to health;  5) promote career development in culturally effective medicine with awareness and insight into different cultures and viewpoints; 6) promote research and projects in culturally effective medicine; 7) support and design an elective in culturally effective medicine; 8) provide input in curricular evaluation and design to the culturally effective medicine thread director.
 

Disability Dialogue
Education, Advocacy, Awareness, and Community Service We run a monthly lecture series dedicated to exploring issues and stimulating dialogue about people with disabilities and their place in the health care system. In addition, The Disability Dialogue would like to introduce medical students to individuals with disabilities through service and personal interaction opportunities.
 

Education & Teaching Interest Group
Mission Statement: ETIG exists to provide UC SOM students with internal development opportunities for better clinical and didactic teachers; to provide opportunities for medical students to participate in educational workshops offered to high school students; and to provide in a centralized resource of information related to education and teaching events.
Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
 Mission Statement: EMIG is a student group interested in learning about Emergency Medicine. We are run by a steering committee of 1st and 2nd year students who arrange lectures, programs, and skills labs. Activities or Opportunities: A sample of this year's skills events include: Suturing, IV/Blood Draw, Intubation, Ultrasound, and EKG.  Also hear lectures about topics such as the Residency Application Process, by Dr. Wolf of Denver Health.  We also have programs available for students to shadow EM physicians in the hospital or paramedics on the ambulance. Membership in EMIG is $30.00 and is good for your entire medical school career.  Dues allow you free access to all EMIG skills nights ($5 for non-members) and give you first priority for certain space-limited EMIG events.
 
Family Medicine Interest Group(FMIG)
Mission Statement: To expose students to the opportunities available within family medicine and primary care. Activities or Opportunities: This group provides a monthly lecture series designed to discuss issues relevant to practicing family medicine and addressing student questions and interests related to family medicine. FMIG also provides workshops, such as Night with Needles and Casting/ Splinting, to introduce clinical skills and facilitate discussions with community physician mentors. Furthermore, FMIG provides students with several opportunities for involvement in various community service projects. Some of our members attend state and the National AAFP conference.
 
Health Disparities Interest Group (HDIG)
The Health Disparities Interest Group exists to provide students with information, resources, and experiences that will help them become aware of the health disparities in America.  An understanding of health disparities will undoubtedly translate to better patient outcomes by preparing students to handle issues of diversity as clinicians and researchers.  We strive to identify issue that can be changes and come up with strategies to solve these issues.  HDIG supports and encourages community service projects geared towards educating students and the public about health disparities.  Our goals is to be a part of the tedious process of eliminating health disparities in America. Activities:  Guest lectures, fund raising events, community service projects and annual Health Disparities Conference.
 
Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
Mission Statement: a) promote communication among student members and faculty; b) obtain information about careers in internal medicine; c) promote the profession of internal medicine; d) serve the medical school and campus public. Activities or Opportunities: From hospitalist to cardiologist, infectious disease specialist to gastroenterologist, the dominant medical specialty of internal medicine hosts a wide range of career options.  The IMIG serves as a connection between medical students and the world of internal medicine.  A monthly lunchtime seminar is aimed at educating students about subspecialty and practice options.  Other informal lunch discussions with IM clinicians and scientists offer the opportunity to network and learn about the state of the art.  Small group clinical visits expose students to the environment and practice of several IM subspecialties, while the physician shadowing program allows more in-depth exploration.  An annual career fair provides the opportunity to investigate the job market.  Students have the opportunity to attend national and state meetings.  Many of the IMIG activities are synchronized with the curriculum of first and second years to maximize their usefulness.  For example, during the Cardiovascular section of the CVPR block, you could attend a lecture about the daily routine of a cardiologist, eat lunch with a hypertension expert, visit the cardiac catheterization lab, and shadow a cardiac&electro physiologist.
Medical Humanities Interest Group
Ideas for activities discussed included how to increase staff and faculty involvement, co-sponsoring events of artistic expression or a diversity dialogue, setting into place figure drawing during anatomy, screening student-suggested movies with discussions, and displaying student artwork in designated areas at the Fitzsimons campus.
 
 
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices.  MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers.  As medical students, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training. Activities or Opportunities: MSFC-SOM is a chapter of the national MSFC organization, which represents over 7000 students and residents across the US and Canada.  Our group will have informational meetings, panel discussions with providers and patients, a reproductive health elective in the fall, and much more.  Our goal is to educate students, enhance the curriculum, and build a network of support for students and residents.  The National Office also sponsors a great annual meeting (as well as regional meetings).  Last year it was in Philadelphia, and ten students from our school attended.  It was an educational and fun experience!).
 
MSTP Student Board
The MSTP-SB is a student-run organization at the University of Colorado – AMC responsible for organizing student involvement, elective MSTP student representatives to the university community, and acting as a formal contact for the MSP steering committee, faculty, and the university community.  The purposed of the MSTP-SB is to promote the education and welfare of the MSTP student body.
 
Nutrition and Preventative Health Interest Group
The NPHSIG is a multi-disciplinary student interest group that is sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine. The NPHSIG’s mission is to provide evidence-based information on nutrition and preventative health to medical students and other AMC students. Students participate in interactive lunch lecture series that cover nutrition, physical activity and behavior change specific to prevention of chronic diseases.
 
 
 
Ob/Gyn Interest Group
To provide medical students with opportunities to learn more about obstetrics and gynecology.<br/>
        Activities or Opportunities: We offer a wide range of opportunities for students who want to find out more about this specialty, from labor and delivery to complex pelvic surgery and general women¹s health. Activities include the annual Dinner at the Chairman’s House, Pelvic Anatomy Review night, seminars and panel discussions, talks on surgical techniques, and more. The group also organizes the Maternity Matching elective, which pairs medical students with pregnant women during their prenatal appointments, labor and delivery. Students receive free membership in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG); we also attend monthly meetings of the Colorado Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society (CGOS) at no charge, where we get wonderful three-course dinners, nationally renowned speakers, and great networking with local physicians.
 
Ophthalmology Interest Group
The CU Ophthalmology Interest Group is a community of medical students, faculty, and alumni with the common goal of cultivating interest in ophthalmology through networking, service, and technical skill development.   Activities: lecture series including: faculty led lectures about ophthalmology topics and ophthalmology as a career, resident led Q and A sessions on the application/match process, and fourth year medical student led eye exam instruction.  Other opportunities may include hands-on cow eye surgical lab and service opportunities at home or abroad.
Orthopedics Surgery Interest Group
OSIG exists to provide medical students with information, resources, and experiences that help them make educated decisions about careers in orthopedics. To do this, OSIG will sponsor seminars throughout the year that will provide students opportunities to become educated about the field of orthopaedics and provide opportunities to interact and learn from orthopedic surgeons here in Colorado. Seminars throughout school year on various orthopedic topics, opportunities to follow orthopedic residents, casting clinics, suture clinics, research opportunities, open forums, fund raising, social activities.
 
Otolaryngology Interest Group
The purpose of this program is to introduce medical students to the field of otolaryngology including its clinical practice, research topics, relevant literature and career development.  Membership is open to all medical students at the Anschutz Medical Campus interest in the field of otolaryngology.  A minimum of four meetings shall be held per academic year.  Meeting topics will focus on general otolaryngology topics, recent relevant literature, clinical skills and review of pertinent patient cases.
 
Pathology Interest Group
PIG is a student interest group lead by elected medical students at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Mission:   Our mission is to provide educational information about the role of pathology in medicine, the different types of pathology, career opportunities available for students interested in pathology, and resources available through pathology for students interested in more general medicine.     Events: Each year we attempt to arrange for tours of the clinical lab, lectures on various topics (to include hematopathology, transfusion medicine, pediatric pathology, the coroner’s/medical examiner’s office, and other topics as interest is expressed), a resident panel, and shadowing experiences.    Membership:  Any student associated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is welcome to attend meetings and events.
 
 
Pediatric Interest Group
This is a great opportunity for all students already interested in or who want to learn more about pediatrics general practice and subspecialties.  We sponsor both lunch talks and dinner meetings on a variety of topics and provide an opportunity to meet with local and nationally recognized pediatricians to learn more about the field.
 
Physicians for Human Rights
The mission of Physicians for Human Rights is to promote health by protecting human rights.  The purpose of the PHR Student Chapter is to:  (1) Raise awareness andunderstanding of the fundamental connections between health and human rights. (2)  Educate current and future health professionals about their roles as advocates for human rights. (3) Increase the involvement of students, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in the work of Physicians for Human Rights. Our student chapter was just restarted this last year after attending the PHR student conference in Boston last fall, and we have organized a World AIDS Day event, with a speaker, ribbons and condoms.  We also helped to plan and participated in the Ride for World Health Fair.  We are currently working on a project to create a resource booklet or pamphlet for students to use in their clinical years to enable them to be patient advocates.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Interest Group
The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for exploration of critical care basic science, clinical practice, training and careers for students at UCD. The scope of PCCIG will include the following:   1) collection and centralization of resources related to careers in pulmonology/critical care and to the clinical practice of pulmonology/critical care   2)  hold educational meetings aimed at following topics related to pulmonology/critical care – career opportunities, career development, basic science and clinical practice   3)  create a centralized database of clinicians and scientists that are willing to mentor students exploring pulmonology/critical care   4) raising awareness about issued important to pulmonology/critical care including but not limited to: treatment guidelines, legislation, research and the future of pulmonology/critical care.
 
Radiology Interest Group
The Radiology Interest Group is a student-run organization at the University of Colorado Denver fostering the personal development of medical students interested in radiologic science.  Activities are to include, but are not limited to subject matter expert presentations, tutelage and hands-on experience with ultrasound and x-ray imaging, and instruction regarding computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
 
Reproductive Health Interest Group
Mission Statement: to educate students about women&#39;s and reproductive health. Activities or Opportunities: RHIG provides opportunities to learn more about the subject in clinically based extracurricular activities and informative lectures.  There will be opportunities for hands-on experiences beyond what is provided in the curriculum, including a workshop for how to take a sexual history, shadowing experiences, and volunteer opportunities to provide sexual education training at local schools.  With RHIG, you could also become involved with non-profit organizations and community service. In the Spring, RHIG has an elective open to all Health Sciences students.  Topics covered include Reproductive Health Policy in the US, Midwifery and Natural Childbirth, Reproductive Healthcare in the GLBT Population, Abortion, Contraceptive Methods, Teen Pregnancy, and Hormone Replacement Therapy.
 
S.I.G.N. Student interest group for Neurology
Mission Statement: program is a network of 129 chapters in medical schools across the United States and Canada. Activities or Opportunities: SIGN fosters medical student interest in neurology by providing opportunities to participate in clinical, research, and service activities in neurology, increasing the student's neurologic knowledge, and creating an interest in the AAN (American Academy of Neurology). Free SIGN membership will enable you to: Socialize with students, residents, and faculty who share your interest in neurology, shadow neurologists, attend patient presentations and seminars, develop experience and leadership, and valuable contacts, join the nationwide SIGN network, meet other SIGN members at the Annual Meeting, apply for SIGN scholarships: $3,000 Summer Research Scholarship and $1,000 AAN Annual Meeting Scholarship, and a free AAN Membership. PLUS, each SIGN chapter receives $300 a year in expense reimbursement.
Medical Association (SNMA) and National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS)
Mission Statement: The SNMA is committed to reducing morbidity and mortality in under-served communities. Our programs are primarily focused on educating and empowering our communities to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Activities and Opportunities: The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation's oldest and largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Examples of SNMA activities are feeding the homeless, Halloween activities at The Children’s Hospital, and, and conducting workshop. Community service is at the heart and soul of the Student National Medical Association. SNMA has a sister organization called NNLAMS (National Network of Latin American Medical Students). This program has similar goals as SNMA, but is more catered to Hispanic communities.
Students Interested in Brain Surgery (StuBS)
StuBS is a student-run organization at the University of Colorado Denver fostering the personal and professional development of medical students interested in neurosurgery.  Activities are to include, but are not limited to , subject matter expert presentations, literature review and discussion, participation in neurosurgery departmental and interdepartmental  functions (such as the tumor board and neuro-oncology journal club), mentoring and shadowing experiences with neurosurgical residents and faculty at UC SOM and exposure to research opportunities with neurosurgical faculty.
Students interested in Hematology-Oncology
Students interested in Hematology/Oncology’s mission is to provide services and support to medical students interested in oncology.  Working closely with the Oncology SAC, this interest group is the SOM arm of oncology-related opportunities and community service on campus.  SHO can provide resources for students interested in finding research both on and off campus, professional mentors, service, and leadership opportunities. Activities or Opportunities:  SHO will provide activities at least 3 times per semester.  These activities may include, but are not limited to, lectures about oncology that appropriately augment the curriculum, presentations about career opportunities, coordination of Relay for Life or other teams participating in community service, coordination of participation in national meetings, and encourage the creation of new events, such as a  “Locks for Love’ hair drive, often with coordination with the SAC.  SHO will participate in and help coordinate the Oncology Journal Club through the SAC.  Additionally, SHO will collect and distribute career advancement opportunities, such as available research fellowships and MSA projects.
 
Surgical Society
The Surgical Society exists to provide medical students with information and experiences that will help them make well-informed and educated decisions about careers in surgery.  Activities or Opportunities: Monthly Seminars: Surgeons will be lecturing on a variety of topics, ranging from how to prepare a solid residency application to how to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm.  Lectures are typically given in the evenings, and dinner (not pizza, real dinner) is always served! Preceptor-for-a-Day Program: Our newest program offers students the opportunity to spend a day with a surgical resident or faculty member in any specialty.  If you are interested in experiencing the daily routine of a surgeon, sign up on our website. Night on-Call with a Surgical Resident: If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a surgery resident on-call, here is your opportunity to find out.  Sign up for this program on our website as well. Suture Clinic: At the beginning of the Winter Quarter, we will host a suture clinic taught by department surgical faculty and residents.  We will keep you posted on the date!
Warren Village Healthy Beginnings Clinic
This is a student-run pediatric clinic, offered as an elective to first and second year medical students to provide early clinical exposure acquainting students with health issues surrounding inaccessibility as they provide care for children of single-parent, low-income families. Activities or Opportunities:  Students will attend Wednesday evening clinics (about 4 per semester).  During a clinic, the student will be responsible for carrying out a pediatric health maintenance encounter, performing a history and physical exam, developmental screening, and providing anticipatory guidance.  This experience will provide students education in clinical care while providing service.
Wellness Group
To promote a culture of good mental and physical health in UCD medical students through support for and education in balanced lifestyle choices through self-awareness, supportive social networks, and community wellness resources. Our purpose is to encourage the development of happy and healthy medical students who will take these skills into their future as physicians. Activities: The Wellness Committee will plan fun and relaxing activities, as well as wellness-related informational sessions, to aid students in maintaining healthy minds and bodies.  This fall we will hold a Wellness Fair which will include talks on nutrition and sleep, 5K, massages, kickball, health screens, knitting, pottery, music, healthy cooking classes, and more!  The Wellness Committee additionally maintains a website with upcoming activities and resources for students to acquire help in getting well, staying well, and avoiding burn out.
Wilderness Medicine
The group exists to facilitate interdisciplinary interaction among students and faculty expressing interests in issues relating to health and the wilderness and to act as an information and referral resource to members pursuing careers in areas related to health and the wilderness.  Activities or Opportunities: The WMS provides its members with training and education relating to wilderness medicine, travel medicine, and care for patients in remote areas.  The group will have speakers who work or research in these areas present lectures throughout the school year.  There will also be training opportunities to develop wilderness skills such as avalanche awareness, climbing and ropes, evacuations, etc.
Women's Health
The purpose of the University of Colorado Women’s Health Interest Group will be to: 1)encourage professional interest in the area of Women’s Health, including general health concerns throughout the lifespan; 2) encourage professional interest in Women’s Health through education regarding the differences in the medical treatment of women as compared to men; 3) promote awareness of the differences between healthcare for men and women; 4) advance the discipline of Women’s Health; 5) encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in forming discussions about gender and its relationship to health; 6) promote career development in Women’s Health with awareness and insight into different aspects of treatment for women; 7) promote research and projects in Women’s Health by serving as a liaison between the Women’s Health Institute and the health sciences student community; 8) support and sponsor member’s attendance at the annual Women’s Health Luncheon.

 

School of Pharmacy - Website

 

Pharmacy Student Council
Pharmacy Student Council fosters and maintains a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship among components of the School of Pharmacy (including its student body, faculty and staff) as well as the components of the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
 
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
  The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific association of approximately 12,000 members employed in industry, academia, government, and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to public health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, ongoing education, information resources, opportunities for networking, and professional development.
 
 
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. ACCP's membership is composed of practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, fellows, and others committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy and patient pharmacotherapy.
 
 
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy  (AMCP)
 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's more than 6,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. The Academy observed its 20th anniversary in 2009.     
 
 
American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
APhA is the oldest (est. 1852) and largest pharmacy association (60,000+) in the U.S. Comprised of practicing pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, APhA provides information, education and advocacy to empower its members to improve medication use  and advance patient care.           
 
 
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)​
We have a geriatric focus. We bring students into contact with the geriatric population and create opportunities for networking with pharmacists who work in these populations.  
 
 
Colorado Pharmacists Society-Academy of Student Pharmacists (CPS-ASP)
The Colorado Pharmacists Society - Academy of Student Pharmacists (CPS-ASP) is the student organization representing all pharmacy students in the state of Colorado. Our membership includes students from both the University of Colorado and Regis University.  Our primary focus is to provide unique experiences for pharmacy students, including fantastic one-of-a-kind networking events and advocating for the pharmacy profession.  Students are encouraged to attend and participate in one or all of the three annual CPS conferences, interact with practicing pharmacists, and mingle with CU and Regis faculty.  We are active in legislation, frequently lobbying for improving pharmaceutical care at local, state and national levels. Finally, CPS offers a great way to stay informed and involved even after graduation. Students are invited to participate in any and all aspects of the Colorado Pharmacists Society, and we encourage members to get involved and be creative.  
 
 
Colorado Student Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSSHP)​
CSSHP is geared towards fostering the development of clinical pharmacists, providing members the opportunity to gain experience within the field. Our organization offers members the advantage of attaining knowledge and connections with clinical pharmacists.
 
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Student Chapter (ISPOR-SC)​ 
ISPOR, a scientific and educational organization, provides and promotes quality education on pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research principles and the use of this research in health care decisions.  ISPOR has over 5,900 active members from 92 countries and over 750 student members and 50 ISPOR Student Chapters.  Student-related activities and groups include the ISPOR Student Network, the ISPOR Student Chapters, web-based seminars, travel grants and the ISPOR Student Chapter Faculty Advisory Council.  ISPOR provides its students with many opportunities to meet and network with experienced professionals, build leadership and training skills and engage in programs that help promote education and encourage interest in the profession of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.  
 
 
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)​
The purpose of the University of Colorado Denver NCPA Student Chapter is to provide a forum for pharmacy students to learn about the many career opportunities available in independent pharmacy practice.  We encourage, foster, and recognize an interest in community pharmacy leadership and entrepreneurship by learning about the business side of pharmacy.  
 
Pharmacists for Christ (PfC) 
 
 
Phi Delta Chi (PDC)
Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its Brothers. We strive to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals. 
 
Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)
The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the National Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations. Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership and its members are selected by peer recognition. 
 
 
Rho Chi​ Society
 The Rho Chi Society, pharmacy's academic honor society, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and fosters fellowship among its members. The Rho Chi Society promotes a universal recognition of members as lifelong pharmacy leaders. The fundamental objective of Rho Chi has always been to promote intellectual excellence and the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences through the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship and critical inquiry.  ​   
 
CU Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Our main goal is to improve the health outcomes of the underserved populations in our community. We do so by reaching out into our community with health fairs, educational seminars, and fundraising events. The most important way we can improve patient care in our community is learn what the needs of our community are and what we can do to make a change. We take great pride in providing leadership opportunities for pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students.​ 
 
 

 

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