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SGA Clubs & Organizations

Clubs and organizational memberships offer students the opportunity to participate in academic, cultural, diversity, community, social and athletic activities consistent with the development of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes aligned with the profession of medicine. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) in collaboration with the Student Government Association (SGA), supports careers in medicine organizations and social and athletic clubs. In addition, the Office of Diversity & Community Affairs (ODCA) supports cultural, diversity, and community clubs and organizations

SGA Clubs and Organizations


Acoopella is an audition-based a cappella singing group, whose members meet several times per month to rehearse songs of varying genres and perform at CMSRU/Cooper events. We are proud to be an organization that offers both stress relief and a social outlet during medical school.

Advocacy in Medicine

The medical student section of the AMA acts as medical students' leading voice for improving medical education and advocating for the future of medicine. The AMA aims to affect healthcare policy throughout the country. On a local level, the Medical Society of New Jersey aims to promote the betterment of the public health and the science and the art of medicine, to enlighten public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine, and to safeguard the rights of the practitioners of medicine. The group works closely with the Camden County Medical Society, state and national medical societies, to effectively promote healthcare policies.

Bioethics & Humanism in Medicine Society

The CMSRU Bioethics Society is a medical student run organization established to increase student understanding about past and present topics in the bioethics field, with a focus on medical issues. The CMSRU Bioethics Society is dedicated to raising bioethics awareness within medicine. The goal is to prepare students to think through these issues and apply them to their practice of medicine. The organization schedules regular meetings, discusses journal articles, and holds debates on relevant issues. Along with the CMSRU mission, the organization believes students with a greater awareness on these issues will be able to enhance the way they choose to practice medicine in their respective fields.

Business, Insurance and Entrepreneurship in Medicine Club

The purpose of this student organization is to educate medical students in regard to quality improvement, entrepreneurship, healthcare policy, clinical data analytics, insurance, value-based care and other business/entrepreneurship topics that are relevant to the field of medicine. It is important for medical students to gain more knowledge on the business of healthcare and the financing aspect that comes along with it targeted towards improving efficiency, lowering costs and improving outcomes for healthcare systems. Empowering medical students with this knowledge will allow them to direct their future in the field of medicine, advocate for their patients and directly impact healthcare in a positive manner.

Compassionate Crafts Club

CMSRU's Compassionate Crafts Club aims to promote a creative outlet for and build relationships between medical students through knitting, needlepoint, and other crafts. 

Clinical Nutrition Club

The Clinical Nutrition Club is a student run organization focused on introducing medical students to the basics of clinical nutrition. The group will organize monthly workshops, seminars, and Q&A sessions to help medical students familiarize themselves with how to incorporate nutritional advice into their current and future practice.

CMSRU Medical Students for Life

The goal of the organization is to foster respect for the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. Members encourage others to reflect on moral questions that affect the practice of medicine. The group seeks to restore the physician-patient relationship with care for all irrespective of race, socioeconomic status, developmental stage, or special needs. It is the intention of the organization to equip future doctors with education and resources to help women solve problems in their lives, including unemployment, domestic violence, lack of education, etc., while simultaneously supporting a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

Gift of Life

The goal for Gift of Life is to maximize the number of people who sign up for the bone marrow donor registry in our community while creating a culture of philanthropy. The club organizes presentations to inform others about the importance of the bone marrow donor registry, dispel common misconceptions about bone marrow donation, and provide the steps to sign up for the registry.

Global Health Interest Group

  1. International awareness & keeping up-to-date with public health and medical methods on a global level;
  2. Integrating new ideas from global health into our curriculum;
  3. Identifying areas at home and abroad with similar health care issues;
  4. Recognizing and implementing internationally developed health innovations applicable in Camden;
  5. Develop literacy in national and international health;
  6. Educate the community about global health

Golf Club

The Golf Club aims to allow groups of students to support the game of golf together. This aims to serve as stress relief for students. 

Humanities Club

CMSRU's Medical Humanities aims to provide an open space for broad consideration of humanities disciplines and to explore their many intersections with medical practice.

Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group

The mission of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is to use evidence-based lifestyle interventions including whole food diet, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, and stress management, among other interventions, to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease. Founded in 2004, The American College of Lifestyle Medicine has over 3000 physician, nurse, and other clinician members, and board certification is available for practicing clinicians through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. 

Medical Informatics Interest Group

Medical informatics is using data and technology to improve our healthcare system. The informatics department is analyzing voice recognition software and its impact on patient care/satisfaction. The goal is to reduce the amount of time we spend typing and spend more time focusing on the patient thereby improving the patient experience and overall care.

Medical Minds Matter

The Medical Minds Matter chapter at CMSRU is part of a national organization that seeks to transform the narrative of mental health in the medical field through storytelling, community-building, and grassroots advocacy efforts. We hope to build a community and environment that supports students' mental health journey through various events, panels and talks with guest speakers.

Medical Students for Choice

Medical Students for Choice Chapter at CMSRU is part of an international non-profit organization whose goals are to destigmatize abortion provision among medical students and residents; and to persuade medical schools and residency programs to include abortion as a part of the reproductive health services curriculum. One of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion around the world is the absence of trained providers. Medical Students for Choice, a network of over 10,000 medical students and residents, is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. At CMSRU, Medical Students for Choice members work to ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills they need to counsel patients on pregnancy options and family planning methods through workshops, clinician panels, and events with other medical schools, and increase access to early and high quality abortion training for students who are interested in this work.

Med Students and Monsters

As a way to relieve stress and encourage comradery, students have created this game club where board games, dungeons and dragons, and other assorted games are enjoyed!

Military Medicine Interest Group

The military medicine interest group’s (MMIG) mission is to educate students about the practice of medicine in the military and the vast opportunities and experiences available during medical school, residency, and active duty service. MMIG provides students with formal experiences where prior, current, and future members of the armed forces can learn from one another about military medicine and its unique characteristics including tactical combat, operational, and improvisational medicine. MMIG at CMSRU aims to expose students to the broad spectrum of careers and opportunities available in military medicine and to the sense of pride and honor that comes with serving in the armed forces. 

Running Club at CMSRU

The CMSRU Running Club is a student-run group which encourages health, fitness and wellness on the CMSRU campus. The membership includes medical students and CMSRU faculty members and is welcome to runners with all levels of experience. The group participates in social runs across the bridge to Philly, in Cooper River Park, and in local and regional races. We are a fun group of people who love to run. Please come out to run with us!

Simulation (SIM) Society

The SIM Society creates and supports programming designed to teach and enhance clinical competence and skill, teamwork, interdisciplinary partnership and interprofessional collaboration. Throughout the year, several simulation training events, open to all students (M1-M4) are scheduled. To advance the field of healthcare simulation, the CMSRU Simulation and Clinical Skills Center conducts innovative research on topics including, patient safety, medical education, simulation theory, practice, and technology. The group utilizes simulation modalities, such as standardized patients (SPs), task trainers and high-fidelity mannequins, to realistically replicate the clinical environment.

Social Justice in Medicine

The Social Justice in Medicine group was founded on the principle of social, economic, and public policy and their profound impact on health, disease, and the practice of medicine. The group members believe physicians should be advocates for patients as individuals, and collectively. The organizational goals are to promote discussion of social, economic, and public policy factors and their influence on health and disease; to provide educational opportunities that promote a holistic vision of health; and to offer training and engagement in advocacy and activism.

Students for a National Health program (SNaHP)

Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) is the student branch of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), which both advocate for a universal, single-payer national health program. After becoming a certified chapter, we will work to advocate for single-payer through educational speaker series and events, lectures on various topics related to health policy and advocacy, and through speaking about universal healthcare to political officials at varying levels of government.

Tennis Club

A fun outlet organized for CMSRU students to play tennis, in an effort to improve student wellness in Camden and the surrounding area. 

Wilderness Medicine

The Wilderness Club's mission is to offer students a way to combine their love for the outdoors, adventures, and awe-inspiring yet sometimes inhospitable environments of the world with their skills and love of medicine. Student members learn important skills in the art of survival and caring for others in such source-limited environments. The club is also open to those who may not be interested in this career specialty, but who simply enjoy the outdoors and want to get involved on hikes, rock- climbing, etc. just for fun!