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Office of Pre-Professional Advising


Student Organizations

Joining student organizations assists in developing leadership, communication, and team building skills. Medical schools are looking for applicants with these qualities.  USC has over 300 organizations for you to join, many of them with a health/medical focus.

Medical/Health Related Student Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

Encourages and recognizes excellence in premedical knowledge and promotes cooperation and contact between premedical and medical students and their educators.

Phi Delta Epsilon (PDE)

To create physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.

HOSA - Future Health Professionals

To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality, health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development for students.

Association of Minority Pre-Health Students (AMPS)

Aids in the full preparation of medical school with special emphasis on African-Americans and minorities.

Amigos del Buen Samaritano

To coordinate volunteers at the West Columbia location of Good Samaritan Clinic to interpret, to assist in electronic data entry of patient files, or to raise funds/write grants for the clinic.

IMPULSE-International, Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience

To review neuroscience research manuscript submissions from undergraduate students, and publish those manuscripts online on a rolling submission, free access basis, and to coordinate campus events for the annual Brain Awareness Week.

CURE at South Carolina

CURE International is a nonprofit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 27 different countries around the world. Our mission here at South Carolina is to support these hospitals and the work that is being done through them through events to raise support and awareness. We also send students over the summer to experience all the work that takes place at a CURE hospital.

Timmy Global Health at USC

Students strive to fund raise, advocate and serve in their community in order to spread the ideals and hopes of Timmy Global Health. As Dr. Chuck says, "We were not all born to be doctors and nurses, but we were all born to be healers."