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The Student Health Professions Association (SHPA) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is dedicated to informing the students of CSUF about the opportunities available in the various health professions. SHPA is a great place for students who aren't quite sure of which profession they want to enter, to join. The invited speakers range from long term practicing professionals to students who have just entered a health profession graduate school (as well as admissions committee members). By having an array of speakers, the members are exposed to multiple aspects of the various health professions. Furthermore, the club provides volunteer opportunities for students to get involved in the community, campus life, American Red Cross blood drives, and work closely with the Health Professions Advising office which is dedicated to assisting students in getting admitted to health profession graduate schools.
AMSA is a wonderful option for students interested in going to medical school. The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
LMSA is a student organization that is eager to help educate pre-medical and pre-dental students about schools, timelines, and, as a team, contribute to our local communities. It is currently taking new membership applications, and if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership in LMSA does not exclude you from AMSA or SHPA. All three organizations offer unique opportunities for pre-health students and involvement in more than one is encouraged.
The CSUF Pre-Optometry club is the newest student organization on campus. The purpose of the CSUF Pre-Optometry Club is for students interested in the field of Optometry to learn more about the field and interact with future colleagues. You can find more information out about the CSUF Pre-Optometry club by visiting their website, or following their Twitter page.
The Pre-Dental Society at California State University, Fullerton is a student-run organization that strives to provide undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students of all majors a dental concentration with valuable resources about their interest and pursuit in the dental field which may aid them in acceptance to dental school.
The Cal State Fullerton Pre-Veterinary Club is an organization on campus that is open to all students who have interest in pursuing veterinary medicine. The club provides exposure to various aspects of veterinary medicine including hands-on experience, veterinarian speakers, social events, and community service opportunities throughout the semester. To learn more about this club visit their website or Facebook page.
Flying Sams is a non-profit organization that provides health care to people living in El Hongo, Mexico. CSUF and UC Riverside collaborate to create the Palomar Chapter of the Flying Sams. By joining this organization, students are able to volunteer and have the opportunity to assist in administrating, translating, taking vital signs, shadowing health care providers, and working in the pharmacy. Also, members get the opportunity to experience medicine and another culture first hand.
The Spanish for Health Services raises awareness about the importance of the Spanish language and culture in the medical community. Our goal is to teach students, through education about the language and culture so that we can prepare ourselves to better serve the spanish speaking community. The Spanish for Health Services will offer an opportunity for its members to practice their oral Spanish skills, as meetings will be conducted in both Spanish and English.
The Physician Assistants Coming Together (PACT) Club serves those who are pre-PA or those who are interested in learning more about the profession. This club provides an outlet and resources for students progressing towards the Physician Assistant profession. The main objective of this club is to expand member knowledge of the Physician Assistant profession and to bring in different perspectives, provide opportunities related to the profession, and promote a healthy affable community for students.
The purpose of this organization is to further connect aspiring allied health professionals socially, professionally, and academically. It is important to foster interprofessional relationships, to build a social support system, and to prepare members for graduate/professional degrees.