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Get Involved

Students at MU-COM have countless opportunities to get involve in a variety of events and organizations. By participating in one of our many student clubs, volunteering for a variety of events around the university, city, and state, or by participating in a number of recreational activities, students will have the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and professionally.

Student Clubs

There are over 30 student organizations giving students opportunities to serve the university, local, and state communities. Medical students work together to create community outreach events, blood drives, guest lectures, networking and shadowing events, and much more. There are also opportunities to attend national medical conferences and support students’ professional interests.

If you are interested in starting your own organization or to learn more about existing opportunities please contact Kaylee Hofmeister, student affairs specialist, at khofmeister@marian.edu.

MU-COM student organizations include:

American Medical Association – Marian University Section

The AMA section works to develop advocacy movements important to medical student, provide resources for students to have a role in medical legislation, and give opportunities to develop health policy understanding.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

AMWA is committed to banding women in medicine together to help one another navigate the medical field. The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women.

Catholic Medical Association

“To support and empower students of medicine and other health professions in their formation as Catholic health care providers. As an integral part of the CMA, students have the opportunity to work with members of the CMA, both on local and national levels, who can provide guidance and mentoring for students through the challenges of being a Catholic and living out this calling.”

Club Tennis

The purpose of this club is to bring people together on campus to exercise through the great sport of tennis.

Dermatology Club

The purpose of this club is to raise awareness of dermatologic care and provide information regarding educational and training opportunities. We strive to build a strong network of future dermatology professionals.

Family Medicine Club (SAACOFP)

The Family Medicine Club works to encourage student interest in the field of Family Medicine. We also strive to get involved in the community and provide health education to the community. We hope to inform students about Family Medicine residency and careers.

Indianapolis Student Outreach

The purpose of this club is to provide students the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the Indianapolis community.

Infectious Disease Medicine

The intention of this group is to create interest in the medical field of infectious disease, cultivate discussion about the significant effect these diseases have on the world, and look at how advances in medicine are changing the impact the diseases have on local villages, entire countries, and the world. Not only is the group an educational opportunity, but also a fun and creative environment for playing games and reading and discussing relevant books and research articles. Another facet of this group is to hear about ID medicine from physicians practicing in this specialty and find opportunities to shadow ID physicians in the community.

Jewish Medical Association

The MU-COM Jewish Medical Association is a community of students and faculty dedicated to enriching the Jewish experience at Marian University. We aim to enhance campus life and culture through social programming and speaker events.

Marian University Emergency Medicine Club

The Emergency Medicine Club provides students who are interested in emergency medicine the opportunity to learn about the field through clinical experience and exposure. Students will also meet with guest lecturers who will share their perspectives as healthcare professionals. This club is geared toward nursing and medical students.

Marian University Disaster Medicine Club

In order to provide medical relief to areas of crisis, healthcare providers must be organized, well versed in disaster management, and able to make sound medical and ethical decisions in their field of specialty. Not only must these decisions be made effectively, they must also be made in conjunction with other government leaders, various organizations, and with persons encompassing a wide variety of backgrounds. The purpose of this club is to provide access to local and state resources for education and training in Disaster Medicine, serving as a foundation so that students may continue their training well beyond their time at MU-COM. The purpose of this club is also to orient students of various specialty interests to the field of Disaster Medicine and provide opportunities such as hands-on triage classes, disaster first aid classes, mock mass casualty incidents (MCI) that will prepare students to learn to provide medical services in the midst of crisis. The club will also provide a relevant speaker series in order to expose students to health professionals who work in disaster management.

MU-COM Christian Osteopathic Association (COA)

Our purpose is to bring glory to Jesus Christ by living as men and women who promote the values of peace, reconciliation, stewardship, and the dignity of each individual. We obediently follow the Great Commandment to “love one another as Jesus loved us” by serving our peers and those in the community. We prayerfully and relationally support one another through the joys and hardships of medical school as we grow in knowledge and skill as future osteopathic physicians.

MU-COM Fight Club

Provide a safe and healthy environment for MU-COM students to learn self-defense, exercise and meet fellow classmates.

MU-COM Mentors Club

MU-COM Mentors will act as a bridge between pre-medical students and medical school. The club will be in communication with students through email or panels to provide guidance to students as they start their medical careers.

MU-COM OB/GYN Club

The MU-COM OB/GYN Club exists to encourage and support interest in the field of OB/GYN medicine through community outreach and workshops on campus.

MU-COM Student Government Association (SGA)

The MU-COM Student Government Association exists to serve as the voice of the MU-COM student body to the university administration and faculty as well as to external and community groups. The SGA allocates funding to student organizations from the student activity fee, organizes social and community service activities, addresses student concerns with the MU-COM Dean’s office, and lobbies for policies and services that meet the needs of MU-COM students.

MU-COM Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

The purpose of this group is to provide a university organization dedicated to further interest and provide unique learning activities to those students who are interested in pursuing neurology.

Marian University Student Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians

The purpose is to bring together those students who are interested in practicing pediatric medicine and provide them with resources in pursuing their careers.

Medical Humanities Club

The Medical Humanities Club aims to study medicine, health and illness from a range of social, cultural and artistic perspectives. It emphasizes also that success in medicine with patients develops from a broad range and expression of interests.

Military Medicine Club

NG, Reserve, and HPSP students already have military commitments. This club will assist you in making the transition from civilian to military life. We hope to pursue paintball, combatives, camping, and presentations from current and former military members. The club may expand based on interests.

Muslim Student Association

The purpose is to introduce Marian University students to the basics of Islamic culture and tradition in regards to working in a medical environment by bringing in guest medical professionals as speakers. The goal is to help students understand the concepts behind the beliefs so that they can better treat their patients and to provide a more comfortable environment using a holistic approach when encountering people of different faith. This organization will also reach out to other faith based organizations to collaborate and promote interfaith dialogue and will be an outlet for Muslim students to connect on campus, as well as bringing in the entire community to share in the celebrations and traditions of being a Muslim.

Oncology Club

The purpose of our organization is to increase each student’s understanding of the field of oncology by providing them with beneficial learning experiences.

Operation Smile; MU-COM

Operation Smile; MU-COM mission is to raise awareness of craniofacial abnormalities and to foster networking relationships and fundraising activities to promote and advocate for the International Operation Smile organization.

Preventative Health and Wellness Club

The purpose is to bring a greater understanding of personal health and awareness to the community. We will promote health and wellness education through various activities including, but are not limited to, community partnerships, not-for-profit kids camps, educational seminars, guest speakers, public health announcements, newsletters and campus events.

Research Club

The mission of the MU-COM Research club is to generate interest, facilitate education, provide opportunities, and enhance the knowledge in clinical and biomedical research for MU-COM students.

Sigma Sigma Phi – MU Upsilon Chapter

Sigma Sigma Phi is the national osteopathic medicine honors and service fraternity. Membership into the fraternity demonstrates academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the community, and the medical profession.

Significant Others Club

This club is a place for COM Students and Significant Others to interact and connect easily and create a strong support group.

Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)

SAAO is dedicated to helping students attain a maximum proficiency in Osteopathy structural diagnosis and treatment. We host weekly review sessions, speakers, and workshops to that end.

Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO)

The Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO) facilitates the finest training and continuous development of potential Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons to positively improve the care, healing and quality of life of patients.

Student Indiana Osteopathic Association

The purpose is to provide the student body with a connection to their local Indiana Osteopathic Association and help form relationships in the community to help grow the Osteopathic field in Indiana.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

SNMA is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and social conscious physicians. .

Students for Diabetes Awareness

The purpose of SDA is to increase awareness among students on the Marian campus and in the Indianapolis Community while raising funds to contribute to the effort to find a cure.

Sports Medicine Club (SOASM)

The Mission of the SOASM is to form a bridge between Osteopathic Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, in order to create a holistic functioning system to provide all the members with the opportunity to change the future of Osteopathic Orthopedic medicine by being well educated and experienced health care practitioners.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

The Student Osteopathic Medicine Association (SOMA) is a student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). We are your portal to the greater Osteopathic community and the best way to get your voice heard on issues that affect you and your future career. SOMA has much to offer the ambitious osteopathic medical student. From fantastic discounts and membership benefits to virtually limitless leadership opportunities, allowing you to nurture your leadership skills, build life-long bonds with your colleagues from across the US and leave your mark on the Osteopathic profession! We offer various benefits for members such as access to a Clinical Clerkship Database. Here you can access an expansive list of elective rotation sites for 3rd & 4th year, recommended by other SOMA members! This is a student governing body where you can let your voice be heard on your campus and across the country!

Student Osteopathic Radiology Association

Student Osteopathic Radiology Association provides educational resources and professional opportunities for students interested in radiology.

Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)

SOSA exists to help promote education in the field of surgery, provide a forum for students to discuss with surgeons, stressing the osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery.

Timmy Global Health

The Marian University COM/SoN chapter of Timmy Global Health has two missions. The first being to support the work of Timmy Global Health on a local and global front through fundraising and service while exposing medical and nursing students to issues of global health, health equity/equality and working with medically underserved populations. Through this dual mission, the club strives to participate in eliminating barriers to healthcare access, locally and globally, as well as empower future medical professionals to continue address these issues of health equality throughout their future carriers as leaders and medical providers.

In process of being a MU-COM recognized organization:

  • Board Game Club
  • Internal Medical Club
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