Student Organizations

Student organizations give participants the chance to take part in leadership and engagement activities ranging from promoting international medicine to networking and mentorship. 

Students also play an important role in shaping the direction and leadership of the school by participating in student government.

SGA E-Board

  • President & Student Trustee - Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation - Lauren Kapushion - EL
  • Vice President - Mohamad Chahrour - DMC
  • Vice President - Shelby Fenn - EL
  • Vice President - Pranali Kulkarni - MUC
  • Director of Administrative Services - Darius Amos - EL
  • Treasurer - Director of Programming - Eleni Vasilopoulos - EL
  • MSU College of Graduate Students Rep. (COGS) - Yamen Al-Jarrah - DMC
  • MSU College of Medical Students Rep. (COMS) - Monique Morin - EL
  • Advisor - Faculty - Dr. Katherine Ruger - EL
  • Advisor - Administrative - Ms. M. Beth Courey - EL
  • Advisor – Staff - Mr. Nolan Cook - EL
  • Advisor - Staff - Mr. Jerrod Berry - DMC
  • Advisor - Staff - Ms. Jennifer Miller - EL
  • Advisor - Staff - Ms. Jennifer Lanuzza - MUC

Below is a listing of all of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s student organizations. 

  • ACOFP - American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    ACOFP serves to educate medical students about the vital role of the family physician. We offer learning opportunities by bringing in speakers, organizing community service projects, and hosting clinics that broaden us as osteopathic medical students and prepare us to become the foundation of the healthcare system.
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  • ACOS - American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
    ACOS stresses understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery and provides a forum for discussion among students and surgeons. Students will gain knowledge about various surgical specialties through organized lectures and labs.
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  • AIG - Anesthesiology Interest Group
    AIG was established to provide resources for students and physicians sharing a passion for anesthesiology. Goals of the AIG include building a network of students and physicians who share an interest in anesthesiology, and increasing student, physician, and community awareness in anesthesiology. 
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  • AMWA - American Medical Women's Association
    AMWA strives to advance women in medicine and improve women's health by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
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  • APAMSA - Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
    APAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to develop initiatives and projects addressing those needs. The local, regional, and national activities of APAMSA aim to promote the health of the APIA community and help healthcare workers understand how to care for APIA patients in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.
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  • APSA - American Physician Scientists Association
    The APSA strives to be student physician-scientists' voice for improving educational opportunities, advancing patient-oriented research, and advocating for the future of translational medicine.
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  • BIM - Business in Medicine
    Our mission is to provide educational resources and thoughtful discussion on many aspects of being a physician that we are unable to get during our formal education. Most notably, our 4 foundational values/topics are: The Healthcare Administration and Physician Relationship; Personal Finance as a Student/Resident/Physician; Health Policy and Regulation; Interprofessional Teams and Roles in Healthcare
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  • CAMSA – Chaldean American Medical Student Association
    CAMSA will help advance our people’s education through academic, spiritual, and emotional support. We will provide community outreach in our underserved populations. Activities include meeting with Chaldean medical professionals, working with college and high school students interested in medicine, volunteer work, providing guidance to first year students, and supporting each other.
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  • CIM - Community Integrated Medicine
    CIM is a service organization that provides basic health screenings and preventive health education to the medically underserved. Members partake in tutoring and mentoring programs for high school students. CIM services all ages, ethnic groups and genders throughout the Lansing and southeast Michigan communities.
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  • Class of 2026
    Class Government is dedicated to fostering a community and being a conduit between the class and faculty/administration at MSUCOM through actively addressing student concerns, promotion of mental health initiatives, and nurturing of social and professional outcomes. Chiefly, we provide an outlet for students of the Class of 2026 to have their voices heard. In bolstering and uniting community connections while keeping students accountable to the medical profession, it is our goal to enrich the academic, interprofessional, and mental aspects of our education, at MSUCOM.
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  • CMA - Christian Medical Association
    CMA is a chapter of Christian Medical and Dental Association - a group of Christians that study medicine in the Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine. Our mission is to serve and glorify Jesus Christ within our lives in medicine
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  • COSO - Canadian Osteopathic Student Organization
    COSO provides information and support to Canadians at MSUCOM who hope to return to Canada or practice in the US.
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  • DSC - Detroit Street Care
    DSC is a weekly student-run clinic that partners with the Neighborhood Services Organization Tumaini Center, a crisis support hub for those currently experiencing homelessness in downtown Detroit. Student-doctors are given the chance to actualize their classroom knowledge while attending to the health needs of actual patients.
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  • EMC - Emergency Medicine Club
    EMC is dedicated to the cultivation and development of interests in emergency medicine. Activities and experiences are intended to interest students who wish to explore emergency medicine and those who practice primary care with experience in urgent care settings.
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  • HOOSA – Hematology Oncology Osteopathic Student Association
    HOOSA provides opportunities in education, networking, shadowing, mentorship, research, and public service. These opportunities benefit osteopathic students who are interested in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology in addition to hematology, cancer rehabilitation, and cancer genetics. We aim to holistically represent the challenges, including but not limited to those that non-oncology physicians will face. This includes their direct encounters with cancer patients, the impact of cancer on current patients and their families, and the obstacles experienced by cancer survivors.
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  • IMC - Internal Medicine Club
    The Internal Medicine Club is dedicated to providing its members with numerous practical, clinical and informational events to supplement their academic knowledge and aid in the quest of becoming excellent physicians, regardless of the discipline they choose.
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  • IMSA - Islamic Medical Student Association
    IMSA attempts to sensitize the MSUCOM community to the unique needs of  Muslim patients. We provide a forum where Muslim medical students may discuss medical ethics from an Islamic perspective. We are also a support group for incoming Muslim students.
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  • IOMO - International Osteopathic Medicine Organization
    IOMO is a student organization dedicated to promoting international medicine by presenting information to students during noon-time talks and facilitating international education experiences. IHP is associated with the USA-IHP and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).
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  • JOSA - Jewish Osteopathic Student Association
    JOSA serves to connect the osteopathic and Jewish communities through events, volunteerism, and cultural education.
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  • LGBTA - Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender & Allies in Medicine
    LGBT & Allies in Medicine advocates for equity and acknowledges intersectionality in our community. We will educate ourselves and our colleagues in LGBTQ+ issues as they relate to everyday life and medicine, through campus resources, speakers, discussions etc. Our goal is to assist in the development of competent physicians who are better equipped to treat and connect with those in the LGBTQ+ community, by building a strong ally- based community.
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  • LMIG – Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group
    LMIG is a student organization dedicated to promoting lifestyle medicine as an approach to preventing, treating and reversing disease. We believe that any physician in any specialty can enhance patient care using the American College of Lifestyle Medicine tenets: a healthy diet, increased physical activity, stress management, social connections, adequate sleep and avoidance of risky substances.
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  • LMSA – Latin Medical Student Association
    LMSA purpose is to promote inclusion of Latin American and Hispanic students into the medical field by building a welcoming community for any students who identify as Latino/a or want to become a part of the community, host events to bring awareness to health issues that face the Latino/a community and help foster education of the Spanish language in medical terminology
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  • MCSM – Macomb County Street Medicine
    Our mission is to assist the underserved population of Macomb County with medical needs and other resources that will benefit the health and wellbeing of those experiencing homelessness. Street medicine is much more than providing medical care, and it will be a goal of Macomb Street Medicine to build relationships and trust in the underserved community of Macomb. We will work in partnership with outreach service organizations in areas including but not limited to; permanent housing, rehabilitation, harm reduction, and physician access/medication access
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  • OBIGS - Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group
    OBIGS is a student organization dedicated to learning about the profession of obstetrics and gynecology through a variety of experiences. We coordinate monthly meetings with enthusiastic speakers, a panel of residents and shadowing experiences in both office and hospital settings.
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  • OSMP - Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Physiatry
    OSMP strives to educate osteopathic medical students about orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and Physiatry . We offer educational and hands-on learning, including speakers, casting, and sawbones workshops student case conference presentations, and collaboration and participation at orthopedic residency programs.   We strive to instill academic excellence, leadership, mentorship, creativity, and collaboration in our members.
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  • PAMSS - Physician Assistant Medicine Student Society
    PAMSS is the official student organization for all current PA students within MSUCOM. We provide peer-peer mentoring, opportunities for volunteering, as well as educational and hands-on learning events. Our main goals are to promote the health and well-being of the surrounding community and the physician assistant profession.
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  • PHA - Public Health Association
    The PHA aims to promote health advocacy and education, inspire innovative thinking, acknowledge and address health disparities, and highlight health as a multidimentional concept.
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  • PIGS - Pediatric Interest Group
    PIGS is an organization for students interested in pediatrics, children's issues, or is just a kid at heart!  We consist of students and faculty from the Pediatrics Department.  Our goal is to promote medical student interest in pediatrics. 
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  • PM - Peer Mentors
    Peer Mentors are a select group of students who have been nominated by faculty and/or students to be in the role of offering assistance to first-year students and other colleagues. Their goal is to provide peer-to-peer mentors for first- and second-year students at COM, including individual mentoring, health and wellness counseling, and stress management.
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  • RIG - Radiology and Medical Imaging Interest Group
    RIG provides a place for exposure, mentorship and experiential learning for students interested in the fields of Diagnostic Radiology (DR), Interventional Radiology (IR), Radiologic Oncology and other medical imaging fields. RIG provides opportunities for students interested in different fields to learn about medical imaging concepts related to their field of interest.
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  • SAAO - Student American Academy of Osteopathy
    The SAAO is dedicated to increasing student awareness of osteopathic principles and practice. We provide opportunities for students to learn OMM skills through workshops and classes. These are designed to expose students to a variety of OMM techniques.
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  • SAMOPS - Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
    SAMOPS's main goals include developing lines of communication among military medical students across the country, serving as an information source for those medical students, and promoting unity and esprit de corps among future military medical officers.
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  • SAMSA – South Asian Medical Student Association
    SAMSA is an organization that aims to unify South Asian medical students across the United States. South Asians are considered a minority group but make up a large portion of the healthcare field. We provide South Asian identifying students a space in which to increase interest in and raise awareness of healthcare issues affecting South Asian communities both locally and nationally.
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  • SNMA - Student National Medical Association
    SNMA strives to advocate for and meet the medical needs of historically underserved populations.   Our protocols include but are not restricted to education, awareness, community involvement, recruitment and retention.  This organization is the student affliliate organization of the National Medical Association (NMA).
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  • SNOPS - Student Neurology Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Society
    SNOPS is an organization focused on the science and beauty of the human brain.  This club offers its members and the community an opportunity to attend the "neurosciences lecture series", to review journal articles, and shadow physicians in the area.
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  • SOMA - Student Osteopathic Medical Association
    SOMA is a the student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association.  Our goal is to promote osteopathic ideals, unite osteopathic physicians, and educate the future of the profession.
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  • SSM - Spartan Street Medicine
    SSM  is founded upon a commitment to the ideals of social justice and the right to health care for all. We aim to holistically serve people experiencing homelessness by bringing empathetic health care to the streets and shelters of Ingham County. We offer medical treatment, with follow up, connections to health education and social services such as housing, and most importantly, the compassion, trust and respect that so many people have been denied. We are a student-led medical group operating in collaboration with community partners (e.g. day shelters and community kitchens) to provide pop-up clinics and direct street outreach for people experiencing homelessness.
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  • SSP - Sigma Sigma Phi
    Sigma Sigma Phi is MSUCOM’s Honorary Fraternity/Society. It has the following goals: to improve the scholastic standing and promote a higher degree of fellowship among the students, officials, and faculty,  and to foster allegiance to the AOA.
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  • CHM/COM Joint Pathology Interest Group
    The purpose of this organization shall be to provide educational activities related to the field and study of pathology for medical students in the College of Human Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Activities include, but are not limited to: presentations about pathology residency programs, discussion of pathology practices, review of pathology cases, and interviews with practicing pathologists.
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For further information on student organizations, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at (517) 355-4608 or by email at