For a full list of all recognized student organizations, please visit: https://nolecentral.dsa.fsu.edu/
ALPHA EPSILON DELTA
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)
is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society and service organization
dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional
health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and others. The
Society welcomes ALL students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare
career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development,
provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of
service to benefit the college/university community.
AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the largest
independent national medical student organization. AMSA is student-governed,
and is committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With
a membership of nearly 30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns
and residents from across the country, AMSA is committed to improving health
care and health care delivery to all people, promoting active improvement in
medical education, involving its members in the social, moral and ethical
obligation of the profession of medicine, assisting in the understanding and
mprovement of world health problems, contributing to the welfare of medical
students, interns, residents, and post-MD/DO trainees, and advancing the
profession of medicine. The association presents lectures by health professionals
to students whose career plans include medicine, organizes and performs volunteer
activities, and tours local hospitals. Membership information can be obtained by
contacting the AMSA advisor.
ASSOCIATION OF LATINO MEDICAL STUDENTS
Association of Latino Medical Students (ALMS) is organized primarily for
providing support and guidance to Latino, Hispanic, and all medical students
in FSUCOM and FSU undergraduates. This organization also aims to raise
awareness about Latin culture and medicine amongst the Latin community.
BETA BETA BETA (Tri-Beta)
Beta Beta Beta is a national honorary and professional
fraternity of undergraduates of any major, dedicated to improving
the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending
boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Tri-Beta
promotes undergraduate research in Biology through publishing its
undergraduates-only journal, Bios, holding meetings at
which undergraduate research papers are presented in the style of
graduate meetings, and awarding competitive research stipends to
faculty supervisors who support undergraduate research and
publication. Annual awards are given for outstanding student and
chapter accomplishment. Members of the local chapter provide
services to University, Department, and fellow students. Membership
information can be obtained by contacting an advisor.
BRIDGING THE GAP
Bridging the Gap - Minority Pre-Dental Organization @ FSU strives on serving
the socio-economically disadvantaged population within our community and
surrounding cities. We will focus on providing valuable information regarding
dental hygiene and preventive care. Through acts of service, time, and
commitment we will become the change we seek within the dental profession, by
contributing our sincere efforts to bridge the “quality of care” gap across
racial and socioeconomic groups. Bridging The Gap also strives to make the
potential minority dental students a more competitive candidate when applying
for dental schools. This means informing our members about a variety of effective
DAT study skills, helping improve their resume, getting them involved in research
opportunities, community service, networking with local dentists and TCC hygienist
students, and helping them build shadowing hours.
CONNECTING EXPERIMENTAL LAB AND LIFE SCIENCES
Connecting Experimental Lab and Life Sciences (CELLS) romotes research for
undergraduates and provides a social and professional network for students engaged
in biomedical, clinical and social science research. CELLS at FSU will introduce
and prepare undergraduate students for an exciting research experience by providing
avenues for networking with research faculty. This organization offers workshops,
mentoring, lab tours, service events, field trips, research symposiums, interactive
discussions with research scientists and advice on internships and biomedical
research careers. Finally, CELLS at FSU also hosts several social events in order
to unite the scientific community of students.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE MENTORS PROGRAM
The Biological Science Mentor Program was established in spring 2001
by a group of concerned biological science majors and the
department's undergraduate advising center. Biology mentors are
usually junior- and senior-level students who volunteer their time
to encourage and guide their peers. In addition to assisting the
Undergraduate Advising Center with Preview and Orientation sessions,
the mentors maintain an office in room 1067 of the King Life Science Building,
where students may receive individual attention and peer counseling. The
mentors also serve as needed on student and joint student/faculty committees
for grade appeals. Students wishing to participate in this program
should contact the advisor.
FLORIDA PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
|Biology Mentors Advisor
|1067D King Life Science Building
|| (850) 644-4781
is a campus-wide public interest research group funded
directly by the students of FSU. Biological Science majors with an
interest in environmental and ecological issues are encouraged to
participate in FPIRG activities and research. The FPIRG office is
located in 322 Oglesby Union (850-644-2483).
FLORIDA RURAL HEALTH STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Florida Rural Health Student Association (FRHA) promotes healthcare to rural
citizens of the state of Florida in both policy and practice. It also gives
tudents the opportunity to become affiliated with rural health organizations in
Florida, provides knowledge of legislative issues pertaining to rural health, and
serves rural communities in health related events.
FSUCares is a dynamic medical student organization devoted to helping the underserved and
underprivileged populations both locally and internationally. Our mission is to provide
health services, including medical care, education, and counseling to those people who would
not otherwise have access to care while providing an interactive, clinical learning
environment for FSU College of Medicine students. FSUCares has established a partnership
with local organizations such as the Leon County Health Department, Neighborhood Health Services,
the Bond Clinic, and the Tallahassee Shelter. Some local activities include setting up
health information and screening at the Migrant Health Fair in Gadsden County, caring for
patients at the Neighborhood Health Services Clinic, and establishing monthly health screenings
at the local Homeless Shelter.
FUNDAMENTALS OF OBSERVATIONAL RESEARCH AND CAREER EXPERIENCE
Fundamentals of Observational Research and Career Experience (FORCE) Shadowing in Tallahassee
is extremely competitive because of the two major Universities, FSU and FAMU, and the smaller
community college, TCC. Together, these three schools combined, cover a wide range of health
professional graduate and undergraduate programs ranging from the FSU medical School to the TCC
surgical technician program. With so many pre-health students in one city, shadowing a health
professional can be very difficult, let alone the actual process of finding a health professional
to shadow. To solve this issue, FORCE was created.
GAYS, LESBIANS, AND ALLIES ADVANCING MEDICINE
Gays, Lesbians, and Allies Advancing Medicine (GLAAM) provides support to LGBTQ students and
the community in the following areas: 1) Education – increase student and public knowledge of
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare concerns 2) Service – volunteer time to
organizations committed to advancing the causes of the LGBT community 3) Advocacy – promote and campaign
for equality in healthcare, employment, and family matters 4) Collaboration – work together with
LGBT groups in other fields of study to further LGBT issues 5) Mentorship – offer support and mentoring
to pre-medical students and LGBT youth 6) Social – provide entertaining events with a welcoming and
safe environment for all participants.
GERIATRICS INTEREST GROUP
Geriatrics Interest Group (GIG) of the Florida State University College of Medicine (FSU COM) is to
educate and promote geriatric medicine at the Florida State University (FSU). The GIG promotes the
involvement of students and professionals from various disciplines concerned with the care of the
geriatric community, with the purpose of enhancing the multiple dimensions of geriatric care. Members
of the GIG, also, have the opportunity to join the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the Florida
eriatrics Society (FGS), which provide additional opportunities for informative meetings and conferences
to attend. The primary focus of the GIG activities is to meet the needs of the geriatric community
through education, community outreach, and student geriatric involvement.
HANG TOUGH CLUB AT FSU
Hang Tough Club at FSU (HTC) is a branch of the Hang Tough Foundation, a burgeoning, local non-profit
started in Tallahassee, Florida. Hang Tough was established in order to "provide an encompassing approach
to taking care of the ENTIRE family that has a child affected by a chronic or life altering illness in
the Big Bend Area." For more information about the foundation itself, please visit:
As a club at FSU, we hope to spread awareness to the FSU, as well as surrounding community about not
only all that the Hang Tough Foundation has to offer families facing childhood illness but also educate
those around us about the potentially devastating effects of pediatric illness and the lack of both physical
and emotional resources available to families in the surrounding areas.
HEALTH EDUCATED ASIAN LEADERS
Health Educated Asian Leaders (HEAL) is an organization which strives to promote leadership and ambition
in pre-health students by giving a variety of opportunities all geared toward developing an individual to
be the best health-care professional they expect to be.
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an organization catering to those students interested in a
healthcare profession. HOSA at FSU participates in many volunteer opportunities, competitive events, and allows
students to meet current healthcare professionals. The mission of HOSA is "to enhance the delivery of
compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development
of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the
health care community." To do that, HOSA participates in state and national leadership conferences where students
attend workshops and interact with other students from all over the nation. Joining HOSA is a fun and rewarding
way to gain knowledge of the healthcare field!
Healthy Noles advocates for health and wellness to all students on and off campus under the auspices of Healthy
Campus 2020. Healthy Noles promote an overall healthy lifestyle through education and advocacy for balanced eating;
alcohol abuse, tobacco and drug prevention; as well as healthy sexual behaviors and the prevention of sexually
transmitted infections (STI’s). We aim to reach out to the FSU community, influencing Academics, Athletics, Dining
Services, Greek Life, Residence Halls, The Student Union, and other Registered Student Organizations. It is our
passion to help others understand that living healthy requires balanced eating, exercising, getting plenty of sleep,
managing stress in a positive way, avoiding drugs and tobacco, using alcohol in moderation, if at all, and
practicing safe sex. We provide students with healthy physical activity plans, guidelines for proper nutrition,
facts and prevention methods for STI’s, tools and resources to stop smoking, ways to minimize/avoid harmful drinking
and drug use. We strive to debunk health-related myths, misinformation and unhealthy lifestyles, that are often
supported by fad diets; social norm perceptions, high stress levels, and peer pressure. We advocate for an overall
healthy body image, mind and self esteem. We warn students of the dangers of disordered eating behaviors, lack of
or excessive exercise, binge drinking, smoking, drug use, high stress levels, lack of sleep and exposure to sexually
transmitted diseases, all of which can threaten students’ academic and developmental success. Healthy Noles is also
involved in community health education efforts at college apartments, secondary schools, local health fairs, and
other locations as requested.
MEDLIFE Health is a secular, volunteer-run global health organization whose mission is to help families achieve
greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. Our patients did not choose
to be poor, but they do choose to strive for a better life. MEDLIFE stands beside them in this pursuit. We seek to
achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals from poor communities working to improve their access
to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. MEDLIFE believes access to quality healthcare, education and
personal development are basic human rights. To this end, we commit all our resources to bring Medicine, Education and
Development to Low Income Families Everywhere. MEDLIFE FSU divides into three organizations: Health, Education, and
Community Development. Our MEDLIFE Health Chapter focuses on the medical aspect of MEDLIFE. MEDLIFE Health at FSU works
with students who are interested in medicine, are interested in pre-health, or simply want to help others.
MILITARY MEDICINE INTEREST GROUP
Military Medicine Interest Group’s mission is to facilitate unity among the military medical students through
dissemination of vital information, shared experiences, physical training, and guest speakers. The organization also
seeks to spread awareness about military medical careers to all students of the Florida State University College of
Medicine through guest speakers, reenactment of drills, and trips to military medical facilities.
MINORITY ASSOCIATION OF PRE-MEDICAL STUDENTS
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) enhances the recruitment of culturally diverse students into
healthcare fields, and to help members become successful candidates for professional health and medical programs.
MAPS develops its members to become successful matriculates into professional schools, as well as qualified healthcare
providers in the future. This is accomplished through several academic, clinical, and community service opportunities.
Included are: Food and clothing drives, Boggy Creek Camp for terminally ill children, community blood drives, services
with elderly care facilities, mentoring with college and precollege students, facilitated tutoring and study groups,
academic advising, MCAT/GRE preparation courses, Physician partnership opportunities, a medical assistant program,
employment opportunities, and professional enhancement workshops.
Nole-Med will provide volunteering opportunities, relevant information about the newest research in medicine,
networking opportunities with medical professionals, and knowledge of policies that will affect those pursuing a
medical career in the future.
PEDIATRIC INTEREST GROUP
Pediatric Interest Group (PIG) performs service to the Tallahassee pediatric community and to promote the field
of pediatrics at Florida State University (FSU). Our members are able to fulfill our purpose through hands-on
experience and exposure to careers in pediatrics by shadowing local physicians, participating in health fairs, and
receiving education through guest lectures. PIG is also committed to serving the greater pediatric community through
its continued participation with Dance Marathon, as well as state camps such as Camp Boggy Creek and the Florida
Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes.
PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY AT FSU
Pre-Dental Society at FSU is an undergraduate organization aimed at helping you get into Dental School. Our Objective
is to familiarize students with the various specialties within the field of dentistry and to provide helpful resources.
We are aimed at helping students to become better applicants when applying to dental school. Our organization has a close
working relationship with The Florida Dental Association, The Leon County Health Department, Precision Dental Laboratory
and various local practices. We also provide shadowing opportunities for inducted society members. In addition, Tutoring
Sessions are available to help answer any questions you may have about your science courses.
PRE-PHARMACY INFORMATION LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP SOCIETY
Pre-Pharmacy Information Learning and Leadership Society (PILLS) is a student organization created by six Florida State
University students in the fall of 2003 for undergraduates who plan on pursuing careers in pharmacy, and is currently one
of the three largest pre-medical clubs on campus. The goal of the club is to provide resources and opportunities to introduce
undergraduates to the world of pharmacy. In addition, the club seeks to help its members become the most qualified applicants
for pharmacy school. The organization also seeks to encourage community involvement and to present members with opportunities
to serve the community through volunteer service. By adding depth to members understanding of pharmacy, the Pre-Pharmacy Club
constantly strives to make its members the best prepared and most informed applicants for the pharmacy program.
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy is an effort between the pre-physical/occupational therapy students of Florida
State University to assist one another in preparation for graduate school. The club provides a means by which Pre-Physical/Occupational
Therapy students can get to know each other and help each other with planning, class scheduling, GRE preparation, and
physical/occupational therapy school applications. We will bring in practicing physical and occupational therapists, current
physical/occupational therapy school students, and physical/occupational therapy school recruiters in order to help students
understand the profession and gain knowledge of the physical/occupational therapy school admission process. Our "motto" is
Physical/Occupational Therapy...A New Generation...A New Outlook On Medical Treatment. The desire of the club and its members
is to: 1) Identify freshman/underclassmen that are interested and help them get better understanding of the profession and what
it takes to become a physical/occupational therapist. 2) Direct students in their selection of classes in consideration of the
prerequisites and recommended electives of the specific physical/occupational therapy institutions. 3) Advise students (upper
classmen) on preparation for the GRE and give suggestions on the timeline of applications with their personal statement,
recommendations, work experience, etc.
PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CLUB OF FSU
Pre-Physician Assistant Club of FSU was established to bring together FSU students that are interested in becoming a Physician Assistant.
This club provides valuable insight about the profession by having guest speakers give presentations on various graduate programs, volunteer
opportunities, and the schooling process. Guest speakers include local Physician Assistants and admission counselors from various programs.
The purpose of this organization is to educate students and the community about the physician assistant (PA) profession and to provide
opportunities preparing students for entry into PA school.
PRE-SOMA AT FSU
Pre-SOMA at FSU is an affiliated chapter of the national Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association. We are dedicated to promoting the
osteopathic tradition at Florida State University, and in the Tallahassee area, and to creating stronger, more knowledgeable students for entry
into osteopathic medical institutions around the country.
PRE-VETERINARY CLUB AT FSU
Pre-Veterinary Club at FSU (PVC) strives to provide a friendly and sociable environment where currently enrolled students will expand their
interests in veterinary medicine and/or in animal related fields. The PVC encourages applications towards vet school but is not limited to
only pre-vet majors. We strongly encourage the enrollment of anyone interested expanding their knowledge with animals or anyone who is
looking for opportunities in animal related fields.
Raw FSU introduces the community to natural medicine professions and holistic lifestyles, while supplementing experiences and resources
to inspire conscious living.
SAVING SMILES AT FSU
Saving Smiles provides pre-dental students with the resources to further their dental knowledge and experience, prior to matriculating
into dental school, via serving as volunteers in the dental community. Saving Smiles members are dedicated to improving the oral
healthcare at all levels of community; at FSU, in Tallahassee, in the state of Florida, across the United States, and even abroad. In
doing so, members are able to have hands-on experience and ensure that they are better prepared for dental school and feel comfortable
with their career decision.
STUDENT ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
Student Academy of Audiology is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice
for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to
lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education,
representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve.
STUDENT INTEREST GROUP IN NEUROLOGY
Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) is an organization based at the College of Medicine. Our primary focus is to increase student
knowledge of both clinical and research applications of neuroscience. This will be be achieved through lectures bringing renowned experts
in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience research, as well as through outreach programs. SIGN will also facilitate physician shadowing and
tours with neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and research laboratories.
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN GLOBAL HEALTH
Students Interested in Global Health (SIGH) a student organization that encourages medical and premedical students to develop an awareness
and understanding of the impact of global health issues. SIGH achieves its goal by primarily focusing on global health topics evident in
developing countries. Students Interested in Global Health (SIGH) aims to provide medical students with a perspective on healthcare delivery
globally. SIGH accomplishes this through hosting events designed to increase studentâÂ?Â?s awareness about current global health issues and
organizing a service learning experience in a developing country.