Student Organizations and Specialty Interest Groups

When groups of students wish to have a continuous association, intended to last beyond the term of those immediately involved, it is proper that they be required to qualify for and be recognized by the University. All recognized associations should be accorded the same privileges and bound by the same obligations. University recognition does not mean endorsement of the purposes or activities of any association by the faculty or administration. It means only that the association is accepted as meeting the minimum requirements set for all student associations.

Any student group seeking official registration by the University in order to utilize University facilities must
complete and return the following required documents to the Office of Student Life, 800 Madison Avenue, Suite 300, Memphis, TN 38163 or simply by dropping by the office:

  1. Student organization registration request and update form
  2. Responsibilities of faculty advisors to student organizations
  3. A copy of your group's constitution and by-laws

Consult the CenterScope Student Handbook for instructions on how to prepare a constitution or by-laws, or contact the Office of Student Life for assistance. A complete description of the process for the registration of student organizations may be found in the Registration and Conduct of Student Organizations section in the CenterScope Student Handbook.


COM Student Organizations



Americal Medical Association   Dr. Charles Handorf   Raj Budati President
Mike Bright Vice President
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)     Dr. Valerie Arnold     David Copeland Co-President
Cosby Arnold President
Hannah Fish Vice President
Council on International & Area Outreach   Dr. Owen Phillips   Libby Weaver Co-President
Kristie Chang Co-President
Medical Student Executive Council (MSEC)   Dr. Owen Phillips   Caitlin Carr President
Kaitlin Ray Vice President
Phi Chi Fraternity   Dr. Owen Phillips   Zach Marlette President
Reecca Teague Vice President
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)   Dr. Gerald Presbury   Cynthia Anunobi President
Kimberly Tuggle Vice President
UTHSC Unite Dr. Michael Whitt  Colby Passaro President
Peter Duden Vice President


COM Student Interest Groups Advisor Officer Position Email
Anesthesiology Interest Group  Dr. Robert Craft  Kristin Burkhalter Co-President
Barrett Krei Co-President
Emergency Medicine Interest Group  Dr. Jim Creel Danny VanValkinburgh  President
Dr. Sadave Mendiratta
Family Medicine Interest Group Dr. David Maness Dustin Temple President
Health Policy Education Group Dr. Carol Schwab Matt McCulloch M3 Rep
Healthcare Business Student Interest Group Dr. Jerry Thompson Anderson Webb President
Hematology/Oncology St. Interest Group Dr. Mike Martin Sara Nunnery President
Internal Medicine Interest Group  Dr. Susan Brewer  Justin Arunthamakun Co-President
John Bouchillon Co-President
Medical Spanish Club Dr. Alicia Diaz-Thomas Danielle Kern Contact
Ob/Gyn Interest Group  Dr. Roger Young  Faith Creekmore Co-President
Mallory Roberts Co-President
Otolaryngology Interest Group   Dr.Jerome Thompson   Philip Rosen Co-Chair
Carey Wood Co-Chair
Jaron Densky Co-Chair
Pathology Student Interest Group  Dr. Charles Handorf  Josh Anderson Co-Leader
Natalie Guley Co-Leader
Pediatric Interest Group Dr. Mark Bugnitz Niyomi Gandhi President
Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PsychSign)   Dr. Renate Rosenthal   Alice Gu Co-Chair
Jun Song Co-Chair
Daniel Lillegran Co-Chair
Street Medicine Interest Group  Dr. David Hasty  Cydnie Bedford President
Emily Thompson Vice President
Student Committee on Research in Ed. (SCORE)  Dr. Suzanne Satterfield  Corie Davis President
Feenalie Patel Vice President
Student Interest Group in Dermatology  Dr. Robert Skinner Stacy McMurray President
Dr. Robert Kaplan Beth Lee Vice President
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) Dr. Mervat Wahba Casey McCormick President
Student Interest Group in Ophthalmology (SIGIO)  Dr. Bill Morris  Josh Barnett President
Joshuah Little Vice President  
Student Orthopaedic Association  Dr. Karen Hasty, PhD  Owen Wesley President
Eric Villarreal Vice President
Elliot Cole Treasurer
Daniel Smigielski Secretary
Student Surgical Society   Dr. Gayle Minard   Tate Naylor President
Wade Gobbell Vice President
Nabil Saleh Vice President
Student to Student Dr. Roger Young Liz Anderson President
UT Plastic Surgery Interest Group  Dr. Robert Wallace  Corianne Rogers President
Grace Cho Vice President
UT Radiation Oncology Student Society  Dr. Michael Farmer  Daniel Wakefield President
Tyler Verdell Vice President
UT Student Neurosurgical Society Dr. Frederick Boop Cain Green President
UT Students for Preventive Medicine  Dr. James Bailey Petrina Craine  President
Dr. Owen Phillips  
UTHSC Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program  Dr Roger LaBonte  Jun Song President
Surosree Ganguli Vice President
UTHSC Nature Conservancy  Dr. Michael Whitt Ryan Murphy  President
Dr. Mark Miller  
Urology Interest Group  Dr. Robert Wake  Andrew Tumen President
Tyler Woodard Vice President
Wilderness, Austere and Rescue Medicine (WARM) Dr. Barbara Geater John Hamilton President
Women In Medicine and Science (WIMS)    Dr. Susan Brewer Christina Nenon Co-President
Dr. Dianna Johnson Holly Norwick Co-President
Dr. Vicki Park Kate Rampon Vice President
Dr. Suzanne Satterfield