Student Organizations & Interest Groups

HWCOM supports a variety of student organizations, interest groups, honor, and chapters of national organizations. Each group is led by an executive board of student-elected officers and selected faculty advisors to provide support and guidance. Medical student organizations and specialty interest groups provide students with opportunities to attend and present at educational meetings and professional conferences. Through their participation, students are able to enhance their leadership and organizational skills, network with other students and faculty from other institutions, explore career interests, and advocate for issues important to medical education and healthcare.

Student Groups

Student-Led Initiatives

  • Student Faculty Collaborative Clinic (SFCC)

    The Student Faculty Collaborative Clinic (SFCC) is a student-run clinic at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine that operates within the Universal Heritage Institute, a community-run, free clinic in Opa Locka. SFCC is made up of faculty and student volunteers from all levels of medical training, with the common goal of providing the best quality of care to our uninsured patients.

    Learn more about the SFCC clinic.

  • Mammography Art Initiative

    The Mammography Art Initiative (MAI) was established at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU in 2011 to address this disparity by improving access to affordable breast health services and breast health education for underserved women in Miami-Dade County.

    Visit the MAI website.

  • STEM Saturdays

    STEM Saturday is an educational pipeline program that aims to encourage the love of science in children from local communities by doing science-based, interactive activities. Every Saturday, medical student volunteers host this STEM event at different sites in communities served by Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP to foster scientific curiosity and serve as student mentors for the children. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

    Office of Student Affairs

    Tel: 305-348-0644

  • Healthcare in Action Fellowship

    The Healthcare in Action (HIA) Fellowship is an experiential learning opportunity that immerses FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine students in healthcare policy and leadership. HIA fellows have the opportunity to write research briefs specific to their legislative interests, present their work at the annual FIU Research Symposium, and participate in a fly-in to Washington, D.C., where they meet with healthcare stakeholders including legislators, federal agencies, think tanks, lobbying groups, and non-governmental organizations. HIA partners with FIU in D.C. to instill passionate medical students with the knowledge, confidence, and experience to spark change in their future careers.

    Learn more about the HIA Fellowship

Honor Societies

  • AOA Epsilon Chapter

    Alpha Omega Alpha is the national medical honor society that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.

    The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine AOA chapter was founded in 2012. Since its inception, members of the junior and senior classes are selected each year based on their academic, leadership, and service qualifications to receive the honor of induction into the Florida Epsilon Chapter.

    Get more information on the HWCOM AOA chapter.

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

    The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) recognizes medical students and others who exemplify excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has recently established a chapter in 2013 of this prestigious honor society and inducted its inaugural members February 13, 2013.

    Get more information on HWCOM's GHHS chapter.

Contact Us

For information about student organizations for medical students, contact Brittany Cooke, Program Manager for Student Affairs.

Brittany Cooke
Tel: 305-348-6308