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Student Interest Groups

Student Interest Groups (SIGs) are registered organizations that are founded and led by students at Indiana University School of Medicine. Students may develop and found a student interest group based on any theme of interest to members of the medical student population.

Join or create a SIG

SIG resources and requirements

Statewide SIGs

Bloomington — AMA, IMSIG
Evansville — AMA, AMWA, EMSIG, Careers in Medicine SIG
Fort Wayne — AMA, Peds, EMSIG, Surgery
Muncie — AMA, AMWA
Northwest-Gary — AMA, SNMA, AMWA, HEAL
South Bend — AMWA, Minorities in Medicine SIG, Navarri SOC
Terre Haute — AMA, FMSIG, NeuroSIG, TH-SOC
West Lafayette — AMA, EMSIG, IMSIG

Example: "Medical Specialty SIGs"

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Name Description Category
Addiction Awareness SIG

Addiction is an incredibly prevalent disease in the United States, directly impacting an estimated 21 million adults. Despite these numbers, the subject of addiction is underrepresented in the medical school curriculum, with addiction education being typically limited to a few hours over all four years. The vision of the AASIG is to begin closing the gap in addiction awareness within medical education. Ultimately, we aim to improve medical student knowledge of addiction from an array of perspectives, as well as improve our ability to effectively treat patients struggling with addiction with both empathy and confidence in the future through the work of this SIG. We hope our members will leave feeling empowered by a new sense of pride in their advanced knowledge of addiction and recovery.

Special Topic SIGs
Advancing Innovations in Medicine SIG

Advancing Innovation in Medicine (AIM) SIG welcomes all students regardless of experience in engineering or innovation looking to expand their medical education through longitudinal innovation projects, technical skills workshops, and speakers. As part of AIM SIG, you can expect to gain skill sets in customer discovery, prototyping, 3D printing, design, and teamwork. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of physician innovators, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

Special Topics SIGs
Aerospace Medicine SIG

We aim to provide a forum for sharing research, clinical, and training opportunities in the growing field of aerospace medicine.

Special Topics SIGs
Anesthesia SIG

The purpose of the Anesthesia SIG is to promote interest, disseminate accurate information, and create networking opportunities for students of IU School of Medicine and IU Indianapolis who are interested in the field of anesthesia by hosting informational meetings and social events where students interact with practicing physicians within the field.

Medical Specialty SIGs
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA is committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander (APA) communities in Indiana and beyond. This organization serves as a forum for medical student leaders to engage in APA-specific health issues and to develop initiatives and projects addressing those issues. Additionally, it strives to further educate healthcare professionals in how to deliver culturally sensitive care for APA patients. Finally, APAMSA provides an important venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences and develop both personally and professionally through leadership, mentorship and service.

National Medical Association SIGs
Business of Medicine SIG

Passionate about the business side of health care? Pursuing the Business of Medicine Scholarly Concentration or MD/MBA combined degree? Business of Medicine (BOM) SIG is aimed at providing an outlet for business-minded medical students through engaging speakers, workshops and networking.

Special Topics SIG
Cardiology SIG

The Cardiology SIG’s purpose is to educate the student body about the subspecialty of cardiology. The focus of this group is to promote interest in cardiology, educate it’s members about the residency and fellowship process and requirements, and provide opportunities to shadow and volunteer in events related to cardiology. Furthermore, the members of this group will be able to interact and make connections with current cardiology physicians and be provided with research opportunities.

Medical Specialty SIGs
Catholic Medical Association

Special Topics SIGs
Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

CMDA SIG is part of an international organization for Christian health professionals called the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA). The Indianapolis student chapter at the IU School of Medicine provides a Christian perspective and fellowship on our campus through lunch talks, Bible studies, retreats, social activities and service projects. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and activities regardless of your beliefs.

National Medical Association SIGs
Euchre SIG

Euchre SIG is a chance for medical students to take a break from studying and play Indiana’s favorite card game.

Special Topics SIGs
Family Medicine SIG

The purpose of this organization is to provide students with opportunities to explore the specialty of family medicine through interactions with community physicians and residency programs, and to further family medicine education through clinical experiences via procedural workshops and service activities.

Medical Specialty SIGs
History of Medicine SIG

Special Topics SIGs
Hospice and Palliative Medicine SIG

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine SIG is dedicated to serving IUSM students with any level of interest in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This group aims to foster meaningful relationships between students and current professionals in the field, as well as provide unique educational and service opportunities within the palliative care community.

Infectious Disease SIG

The purpose of this organization is to provide students valuable insights into what infectious disease (ID) practitioners encounter at both a local and global level: researching and managing microbial diseases, combatting clinical outbreaks and epidemics, improving patient safety and outcomes, applying new therapeutics/technologies in a world of evolving infectious pathogens, and various other aspects of the field. The IDSIG will also work to provide useful information and mentorship for students who are pursuing a career in ID, as well as create student volunteer opportunities within the community.

Medical Specialty SIGs
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics SIG

The Med/Peds SIG has within in its purpose several aims. First is to educate students about the specialty and its unique career options. Second is to provide opportunities for students to network with current residents and faculty in the field to build strong professional relationships and guide them in their future goals. Third is to foster the professional and personal growth of individuals interested in the fields of internal medicine and pediatrics.

Medical Specialty SIGs
Jewish Medical Student Association

Special Topics SIGs
Med-Peds SIG

The Med-Peds SIG is a group that provides the opportunity for students to learn about the four-year combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency and gain mentorship/connections. This is achieved through opportunities to engage with Med-Peds residents, faculty members, and program directors via various social and medical sessions as well as the opportunity to receive a Med-Peds resident mentor.>

Medical Ethics SIG

The Medical Ethics Student Interest Group provides a space for medical students to engage with the ethical challenges which face medical trainees and practitioners. Though panels, small group discussions, and case studies, we build a supportive community where we can ask questions, seek answers, and understand diverse perspectives. We also offer support to students interested in graduate training in Bioethics or Philosophy both at and beyond IU, and are the organizers of EthicsLab, a student-run research collective which organizes research opportunities for students interested in medical ethics and humanities.

Medical Student for Choice (MSFC)

Medical Students for Choice is an internationally known organization with a network of over 10,000 medical students and residents. MSFC is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training. In addition, this chapter of Medical Students for Choice will work to promote a respectful and informed dialogue about abortion and reproductive health on our campus through programming, advocacy and partnerships.

National Medical Association SIGs
Music as Medicine SIG

The purpose of Music in Medicine is to foster an appreciation for music and the fine arts within the medical school community. Our Music in Medicine SIG will allow students a chance to engage with their own creativity, build relationships with medical professionals and patients and learn about the therapeutic effects of music and the arts. In addition, by sharing our love of music and the fine arts through our volunteering and lunch & learn events, we hope to encourage a more integrative approach to medical treatment, patient and provider wellness and mental health.

Special Topic SIGs