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Rowan-Virtua SOM may live on a small campus, but we boast a vibrant and active student body. The Student Affairs office helps manage the logistical and financial aspects of their organizations, allowing our busy medical students the opportunity to engage in worthwhile activities without additional stress. We host a variety of SOM student clubs and we are affiliated with many professional associations that offer student memberships. With more than 35 organizations on campus, we're confident you'll find something that interests you - get involved!

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SOM Student Clubs & Professional Associations

STUCO - Student Council
The elected Student Government Association maintains communications between the student body, faculty, administration, State Osteopathic Society (NJAOPS), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), other relevant professional associations and the community.


I.D.E.A. Council - SOM's Council on Diversity
SOM's Council on Diversity is both a resource for and an advocate of the values of inclusion and cultural understanding at Rowan-Virtua SOM, helping to create culturally-competent physicians of the future.


AAPI - American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
The AAPI-MSR is a local chapter of the parent organization AAPI-MSR and was established to represent medical students and physicians of Indian origin.


ACOEP - American College of Emergency Physicians
This club is a student branch of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and is dedicated to exposing fellow students to various aspects of emergency medicine.


ACOFP - American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
ACOFP is a national organization which is represented by student chapters within each osteopathic medical school.


ACONP - American College of Osteopathic Neurologists & Psychiatrists
Medical students who are interested in both the psychology of human behavior and the biology of the remarkable advances in brain science and research participate in activities supported by this club.


AGS - American Geriatrics Society
This organization encourages interest in the field of geriatric medicine and emphasizes a multidisciplinary interaction between faculty, students, and the community.


Allies in Medicine
This organization seeks to raise awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community and provides a safe place for all voices to be heard. 


AMA - American Medical Association
This organization serves as a link between medical students and established physicians to further explore the medical profession through networking opportunities, professional development, medical advocacy and community service.


AMSA - American Medical Student Association
AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training.


AOA - American Osteopathic Association
The AOA is the national parent organization for osteopathic physicians. Student membership may be granted by the governing board of osteopathic physicians upon endorsement of his/her application by the School’s Dean.


AMMS - Association of Muslim Medical Students
AMMS educates fellow students while addressing considerations specific to the Muslim patient population. In addition to educational opportunities, local volunteer services are organized for members to work with other faith-based organizations on and off campus.


AMWA/NOWPA - American Medical Women's Association/National Osteopathic Women's Physician Association
The NOWPA promotes the strength and growth of women physicians and students.


Anesthesiology Club
The Anesthesiology Club aims to educate the Rowan-Virtua SOM student body on anesthesiology, its practices and the process of becoming an anesthesiologist.


Cardiology Club
This club educates fellow students about the field of cardiology, including current issues and advances in the field.


CMDA - Christian Medical and Dental Association
CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.


DIG - Dermatology Interest Group
This club explores dermatology as a specialty area.


FITdocs provides resources to help students become physically active or nutritionally informed. Events are organized to help share this philosophy with communities outside of Rowan-Virtua SOM as well as to educate, inform and empower students regarding the topics of exercise and nutrition.


This club focuses on the speciality area of Hematology Oncology.


IFMSA - International Federation of Medical Students Association
This international, nongovernmental organization includes medical students in more than 85 countries around the world interested in global health. The group promotes international health awareness through education, exchange and activism while fostering a spirit of international cooperation among medical students worldwide.


IASPA - Italian American Student Physician Association
IASPA encourages and supports Italian American students who pursue careers in medicine and health care services, while also addressing the health care needs of members of the Italian American community in the United States.


Infectious Disease Club
This organization educates students about the principles of infectious diseases and raises awareness of current issues, innovation and advancements.


This organization empowers medical students with ideas, insights, and experiences to be come the leaders of tomorrow in medicine. They also nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and bring to light synergies between the business and medical disciplines to better prepare future doctors.


JOMA - Jewish Osteopathic Medical Association
JOMA endeavors to unite all members of the Rowan-Virtua SOM community through education on Jewish practice as it relates to healthcare and to educate the local Jewish communities about the osteopathic medical profession.


LASOH - LGBT Association for Students of Health
This group creates a safe environment for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, gender identity and sexual orientation. They are also a voice to fight discrimination, harassment and violence in schools.


LMSA - Latino Medical Student Association
This student group aims to recruit Latinos into higher education, educate the community about Latino health issues, advocate for increased representation and awareness about social, political and economic issues related to Latino health.


Medical Students for Choice
This organization works to destigmatize abortion provision and provide opportunities for medical students to participate in workshops and discussions on the current health care climate, learn how to advocate for their patients, and connect with medical professionals.


MedVeg - The Medical Vegetarian Society
The Medical Vegetarian Society is open to all students and strives to engage with Rowan-Virtua SOM’s future physicians to improve knowledge and appreciation of the concept of using nutrition as medicine.


NJAOPS - New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
The NJAOPS is an official Divisional Society of the American Osteopathic Association. Student membership is available upon application to the Association with endorsement by the Dean of an approved college of osteopathic medicine.


OBS - Ob/Gyn Society
This organization is open to all students interested in primary care for women.


Pathology Club
The pathology club provides exposure to all subspecialties of pathology, with a special focus on forensic pathology.


PM&R Club - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club
The PM&R Club attempts to educate fellow students about physical medicine and rehabilitation.


RADS - The Radiology Society
The Radiology Society is open to all students of the Rowan-Virtua SOM community and its affiliates. They promote the various modalities offered by the field of radiology, build professional skills and raise awareness concerning innovations and advancements in radiology.


ROMA - Rowan Osteopathic Medicine & Arts
This club fosters, supports and rejuvenates the spirits of patients, practitioners, and medical students alike. Through the arts, we provide outlets for all to express their creativity, participate in service, and further a strong sense of community.


Rowan Community Health Center
This is a student run free medical clinic that provide free, quality primary care services to underepresented communities near Rowan-Virtua SOM. Students that volunteer at the clinic will gain hands on experience treating patience.


SAAO - Student American Academy of Osteopathy
The SAAO promotes the principles and practices of osteopathy to the students of the Rowan-Virtua SOM campus.


SAOAO - Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
This club educates fellow students about the specialty of orthopedics, current issues and advances in orthopedics and educational programs for the Rowan-Virtua SOM community.


SAMOPS - Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
The Rowan-Virtua SOM Chapter of the AMOPS recognizes the unique position osteopathic physicians occupy within the United States Armed Forces.


SFIM - Students for Integrative Medicine
This organization strives to educate medical students on integrating conventional medical practice with natural healing methods such as acupuncture, nutrition, herbalism, and homeopathy.


SIM Club
This club provides students the opportunity to gain medical experience through simulation software. 


SJCAM - South Jersey Catholic Medical Association
This student group is committed to finding and bringing together students of faith for a medical school education that fully encompasses mind, body, and spirit through community service, fellowship in faith, and personal growth within traditional Catholic values.


SNMA - Student National Medical Association
SNMA is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. It continues to advocate for improved, culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for neglected or underserved populations.


SOASM - Student Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine
This student chapter of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine is focused on individuals interested in entering the field of sports medicine as a career and for those interested in learning how to diagnose and treat injuries common to athletic participants.


SOIMA - Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association
This organization supports interactive educational programs which focus on internal medicine and associated sub-specialties.


SOMA - Student Osteopathic Medical Association
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) is the national student organization of the American Osteopathic Association, which promotes the ideals and purposes of osteopathic medicine as a philosophy, a science, and an art.


SOSA - Student Osteopathic Surgical Association
The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association encourages and educates students in surgical techniques and procedures.


SPMA - Student Pediatric Medical Association
The Student Pediatric Medical Association is the student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and was established to provide an avenue for the advancement of knowledge and understanding of pediatric medicine.


WADEM - World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
This club focuses on the preparation of medical students for response to disasters around the world.


Wilderness Medicine Club
Students in this club are offered opportunities to participate in educational activities, research projects, and topic-specific meetings and conferences related to Wilderness Medicine.