Student Organizations

We have a variety of Pre-health Organizations on campus. We encourage you to connect with these organizations and others on campus. See below and check out their websites for more information!

 

1. American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

  • Description: AMSA, American Medical Student Association, is the largest pre-health organization on the Georgia Tech campus. We provide opportunities for students who are interested in a future involving various types of health care ranging from surgery to pediatrics to dentistry. AMSA offers a variety of great programs, including mentoring with upperclassmen, volunteer opportunities around Atlanta, job shadowing, and medical mission trips abroad. In addition, we hold an annual Pre-Health conference in the spring featuring medical schools and admissions representatives from around the country. AMSA is a great way to meet other pre-health students and to become more prepared for a future in health care!
  • Contact: Akram Khaja, gtpremed@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.gtamsa.org

 

2. Pre-Pharmacy Student Association (PPSA)

  • Description: The Pre-Pharmacy Student Organization (PPSA) is a group of students all looking to gain admission into Pharmacy school after graduation. PPSA better prepares students for pharmacy school by forming a supportive pre-pharmacy student community, participating in health-related community service, and learning about career opportunities in pharmacy and pharmaceutical fields. They bring in speakers from various fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical research as well as participating in community service projects and providing advice for members in the process of applying to pharmacy school.
  • Contact:  Miki Hayashi, mhayashi@gatech.edu
     

3. Pre-Dental Society (PDS)

  • Description: The Pre-Dental Society’s purpose is to better prepare for dental school by forming a supportive pre-dental student community, participating in health-related community service, and learning about career opportunities in dentistry and dental related fields. The Pre-Dental Society brings in speakers from various fields in dentistry and dental research. They also participate in service projects and provides support and advice for members in the process of applying to dental school. PDS encourages pre-dental students to get involved by means such as volunteering, on and off campus research, and shadowing.
  • Contact: Jessie Liu, jliu368@gatech.edu
  • Website: gtpds.weebly.com

 

4. Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)

  • Description: The purpose of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is to promote and stimulate interest in the field of veterinary medicine.  We provide our members with opportunities to participate in community service projects involving animals as well as behind-the-scenes tours of locations like Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium.  The PVMA also brings in educational and informational guest speakers regarding the field of veterinary medicine and animal health.
  • Contact: Alex Huhman, ahuhman3@gmail.com
  • Website: http://gtpvma.weebly.com/
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GTPVMA

 

5. Pre-Physician Assistant Club at Georgia Tech

  • Description: This group was founded so as to provide a network for all students who are following the career path to become a Physician Assistant and to familiarize students with the career path and admissions process. We provide shadowing connections, opportunities to learn from Physicians Assistants, and advice from current Physician Assistant students. And lastly, we strive to raise awareness and understanding of the new and growing profession on the Georgia Tech campus.
  • ContactElizabeth Stubbs , gtprepaclub@gmail.comestubbs6@gatech.edu
  • Website: http://gtprepaclub.wix.com/pre-pa
  • Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/GTPrePAClub

 

6. Engineering Pre-Health (EPH)

  • Description:  The main purpose of this organization is to assist engineering majors in pursuing careers in the healthcare industry. This organization will assist students in optimizing their experience as an engineering student on the pre-health track. This organization provides mentorship opportunities, application guidance, scheduling help, useful workshops and guest speakers all guided towards helping pre-health students successfully fulfill the necessary requirements to help get them into their desired pre-health field. EPH is a no nonsense pre-health organization wanting its members to succeed in their pre-health endeavors.
  • Contact: Sachin Kothari, eph.georgiatech@gmail.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/engineeringprehealth

 

7. What's in a Doctor's Bag

  • Description: At "What's in a Doctor's Bag?", we use dynamic and entertaining presentations to teach children what happens at a doctor's check-up. Our mission is to demystify medicine and empower children and adults with programs teaching medical literacy by performing "What's in a Doctor's Bag" presentations in the surrounding Atlanta community.
  • Contact: Banafsheh Shoai, bshoai922@gatech.edu
  • Website: http://wiadbgt.weebly.com/index.html

 

8. Pioneer

 

9. Ripple Effect HIV Awareness Organization

  • Description: The Ripple Effect is an organization based on the simple premise that our collective creativity and initiative is the first step to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. We hope that our grassroots campaign, which begins with our Pledge, ripples across communities, borders, and generations. "Remember that there's no such thing as a small act of kindness: Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." - Scott Adams To take the pledge, please visit our website.
  • Contact: Yasmeen Belhseine, ybelhseine3@gatech.edu
  • Website: www.rippleffect.org

 

10. FIMRC: Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

  • Description: FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric and maternal health in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs.
  • Contact: Sharadha Krishnappan, sharadha555@gatech.edu
  • Website: http://fimrc.org

 

11. MOVE: Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experience

  • Description: MOVE is Georgia Tech's umbrella organization for a variety of community service and volunteer opportunities. Our organization consists of 14 committees that address various issues and provide many service opportunities throughout the year. Ex: Disabilities Committee, the Medical Assistance Committee, and the HIV/AIDS Committee.
  • Contact: Elizabeth Balga, elizabethbalga@gatech.edu
  • Website: http://movegt.weebly.com/
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/movegt

 

12. GT Neuro

  • Description: The GT Neuroscience Club aims to promote collaboration amongst students and professors in education, research, networking, advocact, outreach, inquiry, and professional development of the field of neuroscience.
  • Contact: Jordan Glasgow, jjg053@gatech.edu
  • Website:  http://www.gtneuro.net/

 

13. One Voice (Human Trafficking)

  • Description: We are a group of college students who want to make a change in Atlanta. We hope to shed light on the issue of Human trafficking and help bring about an end to this trade in our streets.  We partner with other organizations in the greater Atlanta area to raise awareness and funds for this cause.
  • Contact: Erin Greenhaw, egreenhaw23@gatech.edu
  • Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/OneVoiceAtlanta?fref=ts

 

14. American Red Cross Club at Georgia Tech

  • Description: The purpose of GT American Red Cross Club is to facilitate students in gaining leadership experience through service to the university community and the community-at-large. We plan all the blood drives on campus, organize a GT-led national blood drive project on 9/11 of each year, and plan numerous service events on and off campus. We also have opportunities for students to gain experience with web and graphic design as well as host monthly CPR/First Aid classes for GT students.
  • Contact: Matty Attokaren, gtredcross@gmail.com
  • Websitehttp://redcross.gatech.edu/

 

15. GT HEROs

  • Description: GT HEROs is the Georgia Tech Chapter of HERO for Children, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS in Georgia. Being a part of GT HEROs is a great way to get involved on campus, meet new people, gain valuable leadership experience, and have fun all while making a difference and serving the community!
  • Contact: Leonid Aksenov, leoaksenov@gmail.com
  • Website: http://heroforchildren.org

 

16. American Society for Microbiology

  • Description: The American Society for Microbiology at Georgia Tech is a group organized to promote the field of microbiology as both a study and a career by promoting interaction between students and faculty interested in microbiology, awareness of career opportunities in microbiology, intellectual curiosity related to the field, and participation in local events.
  • Contact: Jennifer Rattray, jennifer.rattray@gatech.edu
  • Website: http://www.asm.gtorg.gatech.edu/

 

17. Relay For Life of Georgia Tech

  • Description: Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's largest fundraising event that takes place in communities around the country. It is an overnight event where participants continuously walk around a track to signify that cancer never sleeps. The money raised is donated directly to the American Cancer Society where it is used of research, advocacy, patient lodging and more.
  • Contact: Jessica Podoloff, jpodoloff@comcast.net
     

18. Engineers Without Borders

  • Description: EWB is a student chapter of a national non-profit organization called Engineers Without Borders- USA. We serve as a resource for connecting Georgia Tech Students with opportunities for personal development and a stronger understanding of global health concerns and humanitarian engineering
  • Contact: Debapriya Bhattacharjee, debapriya94@gmail.com
  • Website: http://ewb.gatech.edu
  • Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/gtewb

 

19. Stamps Health Services Ambassadors

  • Description: Stamps Health Services Ambassadors help run campus wide events relating to a wide variety of health topics. In past experiences our Ambassadors assisted with  flu vaccination clinics, HPV clinics, blood pressure checks, GT Welcome week, Health Promotion events, and many other events throughout the year. They also provide students with the opportunity to shadow a physician who works at Stamps.  Admission into the Ambassador program is rolling so if you would like to join, check out their website for more information and an application.​
  • Contact: Jennifer Morris, gtshsambassadors@gmail.com
  • Websitehttps://health.gatech.edu/Pages/Resources/Ambassadors.aspx
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gtshsambassadors

 

20. Student Hospital Connections

  • Description: The members of SHC are a group of dedicated, fun-loving students who want to give back to our community. In the process, SHC members obtain valuable experiences in two of Atlanta's largest hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center. Whether it is to gain more medical knowledge, wanting to volunteer to help those in need, or to get a feel for the hospital environment SHC is a great way to accomplish all these goals and meet a diverse group of friends. 
  • Contact: Abhinav Mehra, a4mehra@gmail.com
  • Website: http://gtshc.weebly.com
  • Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Student-Hospital-Connections-SHC/102589339839938