University of Michigan undergraduates are inquisitive, creative, and determined to make a difference. Whether you are looking for someone who shares your interests and commitments or for someone who might show you new ways to explore, serve, and change the world, the opportunities provided by the hundreds of student organizations are a great place to get started. Maize Pages is a comprehensive listing of all the student organizations on campus sponsored by U-M.
In addition to Pre-Health related clubs and organizations, you should also find clubs that connect to your other interest areas. All experiences are valuable and you can gain additional skills.
The University of Michigan Pre-Medical Club is an organization for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. The Pre-Med Club offers students opportunities to participate in volunteer and extracurricular activities related to healthcare. They also provide students with information that will prepare them for the MCAT exam, the application process for medical school, and becoming a doctor.
The Black Undergraduate Medical Association (BUMA) is an organization whose main goal is to form a community where black pre-medical students can be empowered and equipped to prepare for the application process and acceptance into medical school. The organization promotes scholastic achievement by supporting students in their academic endeavors and personal development. The group aims to create mentorship relationships with current medical students at the University of Michigan and local high school students. Email the organization for more information.
Our goal is to assist students of all ages and interest levels to better understand current oral health care issues, dental school admission processes, and dental school itself. Through volunteer activities, social outings, and mass meetings, each member also receives many opportunities to meet and network with dental school professors and students, admissions representatives from various schools, and fellow pre-dental students.
The University of Michigan's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Club is dedicated to raising campus safety and awareness through education.
The Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) was founded in the Spring of 2013 when Black Pre Health Association (formerly known as the Black Pre Medical Association "BPMA") and the Latin American and Native American Association of Pre-Health Students (LANAPHA) merged into one great organization. MAPS is founded on the principles of improving minority inclusion in health related fields. MAPS is a part of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) which is a chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). SNMA is the oldest and largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.
The Pre-Optometry Club at U-M is an organization that serves the needs of students interested in this field of study. They seek to educate, encourage, and exchange academic and life experiences with students interested in vision health. They invite local optometrists, school representatives, and current optometry students as guest speakers. Visit the link above or email the club for more information.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician. PAs provide physical exams, order and administer tests, make diagnoses, and treat illnesses and injuries. PAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, and surgical centers. They are qualified to practice in virtually every specialty area and are allowed to prescribe medicine in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
On a campus full of pre-med students, the Pre-Vet Club intends on increasing the opportunities available to pre-vet students. Volunteer opportunities will be facilitated both for animal and veterinary experiences. Members will learn both about the veterinary field as well as the application process and requirements. The Club intends on giving members a thorough knowledge of the veterinary field by visiting and learning about many types of veterinary medicine ranging from small animals to wildlife. Additionally, members will network and provide the necessary resources to adequately prepare for veterinary school.