Member Organizations

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Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates 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.  PhiDE at the University of Pittsburgh is Pennsylvania’s Alpha Chapter.

Motto: Facta Non Verba (Deeds Not Words).

Contact: Kerry Iles (



The goal of the pre-medical chapter of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) here at Pitt is to provide undergraduates on the pre-med track with the tools necessary to succeed as a student and explore a future career in medicine.  We aim to give our members the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of experiences, including clinical and non-clinical volunteering, physician shadowing, research, mentorship programs, networking events, speaker lectures, and much more!  We've also created a diverse community of fellow future physicians who share the same passion for medicine as you, so we hope you'll come and join us!

Contact: Brooke Chapple (

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The University of Pittsburgh's Dental Science Club is devoted to helping students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry throughout their undergraduate studies. Club meetings are devoted to assisting students in selecting courses that fulfill the pre-dental requirements, educating students about the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), giving members the opportunity to have hands-on lab experience under the guidance of Pitt dental students, and encouraging members to network and get to know one another!

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Pitt SEMS is dedicated to furthering the education of all students interested in pre-hospital care and emergency medicine including campus EMT's and paramedics. Pitt SEMS endeavors to accomplish this education through skills labs and lectures from distinguished EMS providers. Pitt SEMS also strives to create a campus full of students who are aware of life saving bystander interventions such as CPR. The University of Pittsburgh is proud to be a HEARTSafe and EMS Ready Campus as recognized by their parent organization by The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation.

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POMS is a Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).  POMS is here to improve minority matriculation into all professional health related programs, with an emphasis on medicine.

We strive to uphold the significance of family, not excluding any ethnic background, but encourage all ethnic backgrounds to come together and acknowledge the need to increase the amount of minorities in medical school as well as increase medical access to the underserved and underprivileged population of the world.

Contact: Analise Rode (


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Rho Psi Eta is a pre-health academic sorority founded in 2007 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. By embracing and upholding academic integrity, community service, and sisterhood, we strive to help women pursue their interests and goals in the health professions.

Contact: Shaelyn Zimmerman (

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Pitt Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) serves as the intermediary organization between Student Health Services and the student population. Through on-campus public health initiatives we have one main goal: constantly improve the health and wellness of Pitt’s campus for all of its students, faculty, and staff.

Contact: Jason Calcagno (

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PPAA is Pitt's Pre-Physician Assistant Association, a club for any student interested in pursuing Physician Assistant as a future career. Throughout each semester we have bi-weekly general body meetings and offer various volunteer experiences, speaker presentations, and workshops in order to best prepare our members to be competitive candidates for PA school. We also have an annual PA Panel at which PA's, PA school professors, and PA students come to speak to our members and answer questions. Our mission is to give our members as much information as possible about the PA profession and to provide opportunities and resources to better help them succeed in becoming ideal PA school candidates.

Contact: Morgan Beer (



The Pitt Pulse aims to promote the discussion of science, health, and medical topics, as well as the fusion of art and science. We publish a creative science and arts magazine four to five times a year, which is available in hard-copy in various locations around campus or on our website, We also engage with other forms of media by creating videos and podcasts that similarly fulfill our mission.

Contact: Jill McDonnell (

The mission of the Nursing Student Association is:
  • To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns related to nursing.
  • To participate in the orientation of newly admitted students to the baccalaureate degree program within the School of Nursing.
  • To provide for student input (participation in school/university committees) concerning academic and non academic issues affecting nursing students.
  • To aid in the development of the whole person and his/her responsibilities for health of people from all walks of life.
  • To accept responsibility for contributing to the education of nursing students in order to provide for the highest quality of health care.
  • To assist with the development and recognition of nursing students as they move through the baccalaureate degree program.
Contact: Tanner Katz (