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2011-2012 Organization: Officer, Advisor, and Purpose


ORGANIZATION

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Adventure Medicine Club

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Hardy


The mission is to encourage and support programs that improve the knowledge of our membership in matters related to human activities in wilderness environments, and to promote the development of clinical skills necessary for wilderness medicine, to expose members to practical applications of wilderness medicine, and to provide a forum for the exploration of medical careers which involve the principles of wilderness medicine. Wilderness medicine topics include expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, and wild animal attacks. WMS will explore health risks and safety issues in extreme situation such as mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, and marine environments.

Alpha Eta

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Elections: October

Advisor: LesLee Taylor


The purpose of the Society shall be the promotion and recognition of significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the Allied Health professions.


AMA/TMA (American Medical Association/Texas Medical Association)

P: Brittany Rosales

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Elections: February or March

Advisor: Dr. Varma


The Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section Chapter of Texas Tech University School of Medicine is organized to communicate more thoroughly all information about the federation and especially that which is of specific interest to medical students; to encourage Medical Student Section (MSS) leadership at the local level; to promote greater retention of members and to provide a forum for the establishment of programs; to strengthen the concept of “federation” (County Medical Society, TMA and AMA) membership early and the idea of working within the structure of organized medicine to achieve MSS objectives; and to increase the communication between medical students and county medical societies.


AMSA (American Medical Students Association)

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Clint MacDonald


The objectives of this organization shall be to: to promote the purposes and principles of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine (TTUSM) and the areas served by it; to provide a forum for participation in and input into the national AMSA by students at TTUMS; to promote the active improvement of health care and health care delivery to all people, especially in the areas served by TTUSM; to work for the enhancement of the quality of life and education of all TTUSM student; to involve its members in the social, moral, and ethical obligation of the profession of medicine; to assist in the improvement and understanding of local, national, and world health problems; to advance the profession of medicine.


AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association)

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T: Emily Calasanz

Elections: April

Dr. Betsy Jones



The objectives of the Association are to bring together women medical students and physicians; to promote their education and training; to educate them and the public on health issues of women’ to encourage women to study and practice medicine; to ensure them equal opportunity to do so; to cooperate with other organizations having comparable interests and to support medical relief services.





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Anesthesia Club

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Advisor: Suzanne Escudier


The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and enhance the understanding and appreciation of current and future topics and procedures in anesthesia via lecture and open forum discussion.

ATSA (Athletic Training Student Association)

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Elections: 2nd meeting in August

Advisor: Troy Hooper



The purposes of the Association are to: 1) spread awareness of the Athletic Training Profession to the community; 2) serve the community in activities relevant to Athletic Training; 3) promote student understanding of and involvement with the National Athletic Training Association; 4) unite and guide students with an interest in the Athletic Training Program; and 5) facilitate continuing education programs for the Athletic Training community.


CMDA (Christian Medical & Dental Association)

P: Nina Ngo

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Elections: April

Advisor: Dr. Patti Patterson



To aid Christian physicians, dentists, medical and dental students and others in the medical and dental professions to gain mutual strength, encouragement and blessings to be attained in meeting one another, to present a positive witness of God our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ to the medical and dental professions, and to emphasize the essential duty and privilege of every Christian to take a definite interest and share in world-wide evangelism.


City Lights

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Advisor: Karen Nelson




CLSSA (Clinical Laboratory Sciences Student Association)

P: Jacob Moss

VP: Joni Granados

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Elections: Fall

Advisor: Dr. Lynne Hamilton


The purpose of this club is to promote professionalism among students majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science. In addition, the club will provide service to the community and further education for members outside of the classroom.


Complementary Alternative Medicines

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Advisor: Dr. Kim Peck


The purpose of this organization shall e to promote awareness among the student body of alternative healing techniques practiced by other people and cultures within the U.S. as well as around the world. This type of knowledge will aid in an open-minded and comfortable encounter with future patients from various backgrounds.





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Dance Marathon

CE: Sara Kyroac

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Advisor: Margret Duran





Dermatology Specialty Club

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Elections: Summer

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Smith


The purpose is to: 1) provide a forum for communication and accurate information exchange between students, residents, and faculty on topics pertinent to a career in dermatology, 2) provide a supportive network for students considering a career in dermatology; 3) provide a network for national collaboration on educational and service projects; 4) form productive rela6tionahips with our colleagues across all specialties; 5) provide social activities and other events for the members.


Emergency Medicine Club

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VP: Michael Pandya

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T: T.J. Henry

Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Joe Sasin


The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and enhance the knowledge and understanding of current and future topics and procedures in emergency medicine via lecture, hands on experience, open forum discussion, and newsletters.


Family Practice Student Association

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T: Kym Nguyen

Elections: April

Advisor: Dr. Fiona Prabhu



The purpose of this association is to develop insight of the specialty of family practice in the field of medicine through lectures, seminars and conventions.


GSA (Graduate Student Organization)

P: Chase Watters

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T: Lee Ann Thompson

Elections: May

Advisor: Pamela Johnson


The purpose of this organization will be to coordinate graduate student extracurricular activities and to provide a source of communication between the graduate students and the administration.





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HSC for Life

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Advisor: Dr. John Griswold

The purpose of the HSC for Life Club is to promote a culture that respects and preserves life at all levels.

Infections & Inequalities: Book Club

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Simon Williams


The purpose is to facilitate forums for medical students to explore their moral, political, and philosophical interests with specific and strong emphasis on global humanitarian and human rights issues. These same issues often extend into domestic medical challenges. Each year, the specific books will be chosen by the students and officers according to the interests of the students, but always, the focus should be on increasing student growth as it relates to humanism. The organization will perform the following: 1) identify medical students interested in discussing moral, political, and philosophical issues relating to humanism in forums such as reading groups and journal clubs; 2) provide a meeting place, books, and guest faculty facilitators for the discussions; 3) allow students to collectively choose a serve project in response to relevant issues of the current text. This service project will be carried out by all of the students who participated in the reading and discussion; 4) document the discussion topics so that they may be passed down and shared with subsequent reading groups.


Internal Medicine Club

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Elections: April

Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Nugent


The purpose of this organization is to provide a lecture series to its members in order to educate them about the field of Internal Medicine and its subspecialties, utilizing local and area physicians who speak about their practice.


International Medicine Club

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VP: Michelle McClelland

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T: John Ngo

Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Simon Williams


The purpose of this organization is to provide education about and access to opportunities for medical students and residents to study and work in cultures outside their own.


iSAMS

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Ron Banister and Dr. Tedd Mitchell



We are a group of individuals who are interested in gathering together for a multitude of reasons ranging from social networking to sharing of ideas and interests to innovation and commercialization. In bringing like-minded people of different walks of life together, we believe this helps harbor great brainstorming. With the sharing of fresh ideas, it is possible to bring a thought to reality. Our goals are multifaceted and include but are not limited to: Bridging the gap between TTU and HSC, connecting art and medicine, sharing ideas, and helping to build the Lubbock community through service.




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Lubbock Pharmacy Club

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Elections: August/September

Advisor: Dr. Charles Seifert


The mission is to “organize and direct the student affairs and activities of the Lubbock School of Pharmacy, and to provide a source of communication among the doctoral candidates, faculty, professional organizations, and all other bodies, for the purpose of building a stronger education institution”.


MD/MBA

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VP: Michael Pandya

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Tedd Mitchell


The MD/MBA Association focuses on improving the experience of MD/MBA student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In order to attain this goal, the association seeks to: provide information to students at each stage of the MD/MBA experience including applicants, current students, and alumni; help current students find fulfilling internship opportunities to fulfill program requirements; provide a network for MD/MBA alumni and students to enhance the education and create opportunities; increase healthcare business exposure for local physicians and MD students; aid TTUHSC in raising funds for future MD/MBA scholarship to promote the MD/MBA program to future students; create and strengthen relationships with national MD/MBA associations.

Medical Ethics & Humanities

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Advisor: Dr. Thomas McGovern


The purpose of the Medical Ethics and Humanities (MEHS) is to foster an awareness and vigorous dialogue among Health Sciences Center students in the areas of medical ethics and humanities. Our intent is to provide both an opportunity for students with an interest in these areas to explore their interest as well as to encourage others to become involved in preparation for clinical ethical decisions.


MSG (Medical Student Government)

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. McMahon


The purpose of this organization shall be to organize and direct the affairs of the students of the school of medicine and to provide a source of communication between the students body, faculty, alumni, professional organizations, or any other body should such communications be necessary.



Medical Scientist Club

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Brad Miller



We, the Medical scientist club, are a group of medical students who have assembled with an interest in science-based medicine. We seek to provide an introduction to the field of medical science and its associated subspecialties to students within the TTUHSC community.

Medical Student Service Organization

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The MSSO shall organize community service opportunities for health science students; help support & coordinate existing community service projects of other organizations; encourage communication among the individual organizations that have a volunteer committee or chair; promote volunteerism and camaraderie and spread awareness of medical school to the community.






Organization

Purpose

Molecular Pathology

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Elections: June

Advisor: Ericka Hendrix


The purpose of this organization is to promote professionalism among graduate students obtaining a degree in Molecular Pathology. The organization will provide service to the community and further education for members outside of the classroom. In addition, the organizations will aid in career development for students of Molecular Pathology by suggesting student attendance and participation at meetings of state and local organizations with similar interests.

MusiCare

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Thomas McGovern


The purpose of the organization is to provide a collaborative forum for HSC student current and former musicians to remain active with their musical craft while promoting music appreciation among our peers and within the community. This organization seeks to assemble ensembles to perform at various HSC and community events throughout the school year.

NSSLHA

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Elections: May

Advisor: Dr. Melinda Corwin



The purpose of this organization shall be: a) to encourage professional interest among college and university students in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior; b) to assist college and university departments and local organizations interested in speech, language, and hearing behavior disorders; c) to provide professional information, regarding speech and hearing sciences; and d) to provide a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional concern.


OB/GYN

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S: Emily Calasanz

T: RosaGuerra

Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Felton


The OB/Gyn Club exists: a) to give medical students exposure to the field of obstetrics and gynecology in the early years of their training; b) to encourage interested students to consider a career in OB/Gyn; and c) to educate all students about obstetrics and gynecology.

Ophthalmology Club

P: Derek Han

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Advisor: Dr. Kelly Mitchell


The purpose will introduce fields of Ophthalmology and its associated subspecialties as a specialty to medical students.

Orthopaedic Club

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Advisor: Dr. Herb Janssen


The purpose is to educate its members about the field of orthopaedic surgery through interaction with physicians and residents during meetings of the club.





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Otolaryngology Club

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Advisor: Dr. Joehassin Cordero


To assemble students that have an interest in ears, nose, and throat (ENT) and to provide an introduction to the field of Otolaryngology and its associated subspecialties to students within the TTUHSC community.

Pediatrics Club

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T: Hunter Hamilton

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Advisor: Dr. Robert Scott


To familiarize the students with the specials of pediatrics and opportunities in the field, to provide information from professionals in the field of pediatrics on current issues and topics, such as diseases, treatments, problems, and new procedures; to provide opportuniti4es to gain first-hand experience by spending time with physicians in various areas and work situations, such as work rounds and on-call duties; to share and gain information with other representatives of the Pediatric Club in other parts of the country by attending meetings, conferences and workshops; to provide information and recommendations for preceptorships in pediatrics; to help prepare for residency by gaining exposure to the field and becoming acquainted with the faculty; to sponsor a yearly seminar on recent advances in pediatrics, which will be open to all medical students, academic and community physicians, and allied health personnel; to provide a support group for students attending this medical school; to provide a learning opportunity for students to interact with other professionals in a professional manner; to represent TTUHSC School of Medicine as an active, informative, professional organization, dedicated to the field of pediatrics.

Phi.I.T. (Physicians In Training) Exercise Physiology

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Advisor: Dr. Mimi Zumwalt


The purpose of this organization is to encourage a healthy lifestyle, in future and current physicians, through exercise and healthy diet, and is dedicated to further educating them on ways to do so in the following areas: fitness – provide information, group session opportunities, classes (professor seminars), and other general means and encouragement for exercise. Recognize the psychological, physical, and study benefits of regular exercise; nutrition – provide information, group session opportunities, classes (professor seminars), and other general means and encouragement for healthy diet; Promote community fitness through service projects (e.g. Race for the Cure, weekend group sporting activities, intramural teams, volunteering at children’s sports clinics, etc.); and promote vertical integration between medical students, student-faculty interaction and intra-class bonding.

Pi Theta Epsilon

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Geddie


The purposes of the honor society shall be; a) to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence of occupational therapy students; b) to contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through the scholarly activities of student and alumni members; 3) to provide a vehicle for students enrolled in accredited programs in occupational therapy to exchange information and to collaborate regarding scholarly activities.


PRSIG: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group

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Advisor: Dr. Joehassin Cordero



The purpose is to educate and promote student awareness of plastic and reconstructive surgery.




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Psychiatry Club

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Elections: April

Advisor: Dr. Robinson


The purpose of the organization is to promote interest in the discipline of psychiatry by providing exposure to various aspects of this field.

Radiology Interest Group

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Dr. Frank Quattromani


The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) fosters interest in the field of radiology and provides advice to those who wish to pursue radiology as a career and also for students interested in medical imaging in general. RIG holds events to provide medical students a better idea of what radiology is and what the various imaging specialties are, to guide those applying to residencies in this field, and to encourage women and minorities to consider a career in radiology; these events also allow medical students the opportunity to meet radiology physicians. In addition, RIG is a resource for those interested in research opportunities in the field of radiology.

Research Club

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VP: Helen Wang

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T: Jessica Gillen

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Advisor: Dr. Patrick Reynolds


The purpose of this organization is to expose medical students to research opportunities available at this institution and to promote students participation in research during the summer months, during the school year, or as an M.D. Ph.D. student. We also w2atn to provide lectures on the most current and up-to-date scientific work being done by the faculty here at this institution to help establish new connections between students and principle investigators.

Rho Chi

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The mission of the society is to encourage and recognize excellence in intellectual achievement and foster fellowship among its members. Further, the society encourages high standards of conduct and character, and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy.

Road Raiders

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Advisor: Dr. John Pelley

The purpose of this organization is to provide medical students and faculty an opportunity to spend time running outdoors. In addition, this organization’s purpose is to promote camaraderie, good exercise habits, and to support the Lubbock community.


Spanish as a Medical Language

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Advisor: Dr. Paul Douthit



The purpose of SML shall be to help students learn and practice conversational Spanish with an emphasis on patient care.


Student Audiology Association

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VP: Amanda Rodriquez

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Advisor: Dr. Steven Zupancic


The purpose and objective of NAFDA is to 1) provide doctor of audiology students with educational support and help promote the Au.D. Program; 2) introduce the private practice and business aspect of audiology to Au.D. students; 3) promote the Doctor of Audiology degree as providing the standard of education in preparing the professionals most qualified to provide services to any and all who seek professional healthcare in audiology; 4) establish and promote the goals and efforts of our national organization in our local chapter level at TTUHSC; 5) be an active “voice” for Au.D. students on a local chapter level.




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SIGN (Student Interest Group in Neurology)

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Jean Strahlendorf

Howard Strahlendorf



The purpose of SIGN shall be to foster 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 American Academy of Neurology.


SNMA (Student National Medical Association)

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Advisor: Dr. Berk


The purposes of the Student National Medical Association are: 1) to create an atmosphere wherein professional excellence and moral principles can find fullest expression; 2) to promote the dissemination of information relative to minority issues in the field of medical education; 3) to take necessary and proper steps to eradicate practices in the field of health profession e4ducation that compromise the goal of providing a quality education to minorities and women; 4) to promote the development of workable programs for the implementation of better urban and rural health care; 5) to provide national leadership In the promulgation of legislative policies for the provision of enhanced access to better health care; 6) to promote the sponsorship of programs for minority youth to encourage their entrance into the health professions; 7) to promote increases in the levels of minority student recruitment, admissions, and retention in schools training health professionals; 8) to encourage and promote the development of minority faculty in order to increase the presence of minority mentors and biomedical researchers in academic health centers.

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Sandra Whisner


The purpose of this association is to: 1) spread awareness of the Occupational Therapy profession to the community; 2) serve the community in activities relevant to Occupational Therapy; 3) promote student understanding of and the involvement with the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, 4) unite and guide students with an interest in Occupational Therapy; 5) facilitate continuing education programs for the Occupational Therapy community.


SOMPTA (Student Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Association)

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Elections: December

Advisor: Dr. Phil Sizer


The purpose of the SOMPTA is to serve its members by fostering active TTUHSC student membership and involvement in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) with the Lubbock, Amarillo, and Odessa campuses. T his will be accomplished by supporting the use of current scientific evidence for the advancement of orthopedic manual physical therapy practice amongst the students at TTUHSC.

Student Pediatric Physical Therapy Assoc.

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Advisor: Nathan Burgess


The purposes of this Association are: to utilize outside clinics to guide students in the roles of a pediatric therapist and provide case studies to support these roles; to foster networking with other student physical therapists interested in pediatrics; to utilize the American Physical Therapy Association pediatrics special interest group for resources, assistance, and networking; to foster relationships with clinics and clinicians in attempt to allow networking for potential jobs; to develop a database for evidence based practice for pediatric physical therapy; to provide a means for students to get involved in experiences like attending conferences such as the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine; and to identify and contact funding sources to achieve all above goals.

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SPTA (Student Physical Therapy Association)

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Elections: Spring

Advisor: Nathan Burgess


The purposes of this Association are to: spread awareness of the Physical Therapy Profession to the community; 2) serve the community activities relevant to Physical Therapy; 3) promote student understanding of and involvement with the American Physical Therapy Association and the Texas Physical Therapy Association; 4) unite and guide students with an interest in Physical Therapy; 5) facilitate continuing education programs for the Physical Therapy community.


Surgery Club

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VP: Danielle Crane

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T: Blake Werner

Elections: Spring

Advisor: Ari Halldorsson


The purpose of this organization is to provide a lecture series to its members in order to educate them about various surgical specialties, utilizing local and area surgeons who speak about their personal specialty.


Surgical Oncology Specialty

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The purpose is: a)to promote interest in the discipline of surgical oncology, b) to provide lecture series on current issues, such as patient care, diagnosis and treatment options (non-surgical & surgical), c) attend conference and workshops in order to bring latest information to the members regarding residency programs and ongoing research, d) to establish interaction with the Society of Surgical Oncology to provide opportunities for members to participate in clinical, research, and service activities, and e) to provide knowledge and cancer awareness in the community.

Teen Health Advocacy Group

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Advisor: Dr. Linda Brice






TNSA (Texas Nursing Student Association)

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Elections: May & July

Advisor: Carrie Edwards, Tom Bright,


The purpose is to assume responsibility for contribution to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care; b) to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns, and c) to aid in the development of the whole student, and his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.


Unity Among Us

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Elections: April

Advisor: Dr. Janssen


The purpose is to coordinate extracurricular activities and provide a social communication network that includes participation from all colleges in the TTUSHC.





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WTMSC (West Texas Medical Student for Choice)

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To promote campus awareness of women’s health issues, specifically the need for reproductive health freedom.



Updated 11/9/11


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