The Office of Diversity and Community Affairs is pleased to sponsor those student organizations whose purpose is to share and promote awareness and understanding of the diversity of values and belief systems that exist in our school and work environment. A student Diversity Council, comprised of representatives from each student organization, drives intersectionality among groups and also contributes the student perspective to matters relating to inclusion at the institutional level. Some of the Diversity Council’s priority goals are:
• Advocating for diversity in faculty recruitment and hiring
• Improving curriculum inclusivity and sensitivity of diverse patient populations
• Encouraging community engagement
More information about the CMSRU Diversity Council can be found HERE.
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
Advancing women in medicine and improving women's health through leadership development, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA)
Promoting the medical health and health education of the Asian and Pacific American community in the Camden area and the delivery of culturally sensitive healthcare to the APA community.
Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
Dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and enabling women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals.
Christian Medical Students Association (CMSA)
Motivating, educating and equipping Christian students at CMSRU to glorify God by serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ’s love and compassion to all peoples.
Disability Awareness Association at Cooper (DAAC)
Supporting the needs and spreading awareness of those with physical or mental disability..
Jewish Medical Student Association (JMSA)
Providing a religious and cultural community for students and faculty that promotes awareness and knowledge of Judaism.
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
Promoting the education of Latino health issues, advocacy for increased Latino representation in health related areas, and promoting awareness about social, political and economic issues as they relate to Latino health
Committed to fostering an environment in which diversity is celebrated amongst students, faculty, staff and the Camden community and addressing the need for allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community amongst medical professionals.
Muslim Medical Students Association (MMSA)
Providing a system of spiritual support, social activity, fellowship, and advocacy for Muslim students and non-Muslim students with an interest in Islam.
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
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 socially conscious physicians.