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Career Interest

Approximately two dozen clubs for students interested in specialty areas such as anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, ethics, family medicine, infectious disease, oncology, pediatrics, neurology and radiology. For more information, click the club you are interested in.

  • The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)
  • The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) is a national organization that aims to improve the quality of healthcare for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities (ND/ID). This population of patients has historically encountered great difficulty when attempting to access care that is both empathetic and highly competent. AADMD hopes to expand the network of health care providers who are capable of understanding the specific needs of this community and acting in their best interests at all times. By maintaining a presence at the institutions responsible for teaching future health care providers, members of AADMD can achieve this goal in a variety of ways, from assisting in reform of the current healthcare system to better preparing clinicians for facing the challenges posed by caring for this population. Here at New York Medical College, the AADMD chapter is brand new. This offers many exciting opportunities for students who wish to get involved with this process. In the coming years, we hope to grow our membership among the student body, provide community outreach to foster a better understanding of the ND/ID population among future healthcare providers, join an initiative to give this population official recognition as an underserved population in the eyes of the US government, and support important movements such as "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign which aims to abolish the R word from the popular vernacular.

  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
  • The NYMC Anesthesia Interest Group is for students interested in anesthesiology and its subspecialties. Our mission is to provide medical students with exposure to anesthesiology through opportunities in mentorship, education, hands-on experience, and exploration of career opportunities. There are many leadership opportunities available, and students in any year of medical school are welcome to join! For more information, check the website. If you have any questions or would like to become involved in the group, please contact us by email

  • Cardiology Interest Group
  • The Cardiology Club of New York Medical College will serve as a portal through which students may explore the field of cardiology as a clinical specialization and as a discipline of biomedical research. The primary objectives of the Cardiology Club will be to foster interest in and inform students about the promises and challenges of the field of cardiology. It will also provide its members with educational and community service opportunities in a fashion related to the field of cardiology. These opportunities will take the form of seminars emphasizing career strategies, lectures in current topics in cardiology, and patient/community education events to inform the community about preventative strategies.

  • Dermatoloty Interest Group
  • This is a new club as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Dental Student Club
  • This is a new club as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • This club is designed for students who have a general interest in Emergency Medicine. We'll have speakers throughout the year. Topics generally include careers in EM, the lifestyle, residency programs, and what you can do to prepare your application. We will also have clinics that teach you the basics of suturing, IV's, intubations, etc. For those of you who think you want to work in an emergency room, this is the club to be in.

  • ENT Interest Group
  • The ENT club seeks to promote interest and awareness about the field of Ear Nose and Throat (ENT). We seek to educate interested persons about what ENT doctors do and the various ENT specialties that exist. We bring in ENTs as guest speakers and promote all things Ear, Nose, and Throat. Oh, and we're awesome!

  • Ethics in Medicine
  • Ethics in Medicine organizes monthly film screenings related to current moral challenges in healthcare provision. Each screening tackles a new pertinent health topic by showing a documentary and having an expert on the subject matter lead a discussion session afterwards. To date we have shown movies covering topics as varied as natural childbirth, HIV/AIDS medicine access, genetic selection, drug addiction and the drug war, euthanasia and maternal health care around the world.

  • Evolutionary Medicine Interest Group
  • The Evolutionary Medicine Club provides a forum for aspiring young physicians and researchers to examine and discuss the current topics in the field of evolutionary medicine. Why do we get sick? Why is the human body built with so many flaws for pathogens to exploit? These are some of the questions that plague the field of medicine today and why is it important to delve beyond the simple understanding of how we get sick.

  • Family Medicine Interest Group
  • The Family Medicine Interest Group is the student branch of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). FMIG is an excellent resource for students interested in exploring family medicine in an informal, but educational setting. Medical students can hear about the history of family medicine and its future and be exposed to a wide range of clinical skills and procedures important to family physicians. NYMC FMIG activities include suture clinics, "What is Family Medicine?" informational sessions, Webinars with other medical schools around the nation, resident panels, shadowing opportunities, and the chance to attend national Family Medicine Conferences. Websites: www.aafp.org www.fmignet.aafp.org

  • Geriatrics and Palliative Care Club (Geri Pals)
  • This is a new club as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • International Medicine and Infectious Disease Interest Group (IMID)
  • The purpose of the NYMC IMID Club is to create a community of NYMC students interested in learning about international medicine and infectious diseases in both the context of a career specialty and in more general terms. Throughout the year we plan to sponsor talks on current topics in the field, introduce students to practicing infectious disease specialists and international medicine physicians, and sponsor community service and fundraising events for causes to combat infectious diseases and support international medicine. We also plan to educate students about international medicine or infectious disease opportunities that they can be involved in during the summer or later in their careers.

  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • The Internal Medicine Interest Group is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to become more familiar with the field of Internal Medicine and encourages early interaction with NYMC faculty attendings. The scope of the group is not limited to general Internal Medicine, but also encompasses the subspecialties (cardiology, GI, oncology, etc.). A focus of the group is to expose first and second year students to scenarios, allowing them to apply their knowledge of the basic sciences to a clinical situation under the guidance of attendings. Additionally, the group also sponsors a post-match meeting with fourth year students that just matched into the field to give their insight to the match process and the clinical years at NYMC.

  • New York Medical College Neurosurgery Interest Group
  • The New York Medical College Neurosurgery Club seeks to spread knowledge about neurosurgery as a future specialty for medical students. We encourage students to consider a neurosurgery residency by introducing them to information about the specialty. We work with the neurosurgery department at Westchester Medical Center to discuss the lifestyle and training of a neurosurgical resident. We also seek to provide awareness to nervous system related ailments.

  • Med Students for Choice
  • The mission of NYMC Medical Students for Choice will be to educate students about women's reproductive health care, including contraception, family planning, and abortion, and to connect them with physicians providing these services for learning opportunities. The club will foster relationships between future physicians who are passionate about providing women with accessible reproductive health care options. Additionally, we will support the dispensation of evidence-based information regarding all aspects of family planning to de-stigmatize both abortion providers and patients and reduce barriers to reproductive health care services.

  • Medical Student Research
  • The mission of the New York Medical College Medical Student Research Committee is to educate and support medical students and physicians in the discipline of scientific research. In fulfilling its mission, the committee provides programs which are grounded in the recognition and learning of sound scientific writing, critical analysis, and presentation. The efforts of the committee culminate in the Medical Student Research Forum in which students showcase their research and compete for awards. The day of the forum ends with a keynote address by a distinguished researcher/physician whom the committee feels embodies the ideals of a physician scientist. The committee holds itself to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, endeavoring to achieve the excellence expected of an organization holding a serious trust. Its members apply dedication without discrimination. The committee recognizes that a fundamental understanding of the relationships between medical research and the practice of medicine enables physician-scientists to more thoroughly serve patients and the community.

  • Neurscience Society
  • This is a new club as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • OB/GYN Interest Group
  • The mission of the OB/GYN Interest Group is to promote and encourage medical student awareness and interest of the diverse opportunities in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and to serve as a resource for those students planning to pursue it as a specialty. We hope to accomplish these goals with several events throughout the year, including hosting faculty/physician panels to help us learn about the careers and lifestyles of practicing physicians as well as suture, knot tying and Pap Smear workshops to help prepare us for our clerkships. We also plan to create opportunities for students to shadow OB/GYN physicians at WMC and Met Hospital. In addition, we hope to promote awareness of various women's health issues.

  • Ophthalmology Interest Group
  • The vision of the Ophthalmology Interest Group is to promote exposure to the field of ophthalmology. The group works collaboratively with the Westchester Medical Center residents to learn and practice ophthalmology exam skills. The group facilitates discussions between students of all years to share wisdom about the field and insight about the application process. We also are involved in the student health fair and hope to focus on vision-oriented community service in the future.

  • Oncology Interest Group
  • The goal of the Oncology Club is two-fold; to expose first and second year medical students to the rewarding field of oncology, while proactively trying to further the field in our own small way. Through exciting events, lectures, and entertainment we are able to give students a full picture of all that oncology entails, while raising money for cancer research and having fun.

  • Orthopedic Interest Group
  • A club focused on introducing first and second year medical students to some of the applications and aspects in the field of Orthopedics. This includes, but may not be limited to, suture labs, splint labs, talks given by Orthopedic PA's as well as 4th year medical students who have recently matched in Orthopedics, as well as enough pizza to fill up Cooke Auditorium. Officers include a President, Treasurer, and a new Secretary that will be selected from the first year medical class. Meetings open to any and all interested!

  • Pediatrics Interest Group
  • The Pediatrics Club at NYMC is designed to help students learn more about pediatrics and its specialties. We provide students with workshops, lectures and panel discussions that include various pediatric specialists and residents. We also work closely with the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. The club is very active and offers many opportunities for members to be involved.

  • Primary Care Progress (Hot Spotting)
  • This is a new club as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Psychiatry Interest Group (PsychSIGN)
  • This is a new club as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • LGBT Advocacy in Medicine (formerly known as PEOPLE)
  • LGBT Advocacy in Medicine (formerly known as PEOPLE) actively works to improve healthcare delivery to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patient populations through outreach activities, volunteering opportunities, and addressing health issues and concerns within the LGBT community. Our organization communicates and collaborates with other health professionals by creating a positive, safe, and proactive environment for patients in which the highest quality of care can be delivered, and a safe, supportive atmosphere in which our fellow students can foster their personal and professional growth. We educate both current and future physicians on the special healthcare needs of LGBT patients through conferences, discussions, and focused educational experiences, to create competent and compassionate physicians.

  • Radiology Interest Group
  • Radiology club at NYMC is aimed at first and second years with or without a current interest in Radiology. The club's primary focus is to expose students to Radiology through Q&A sessions and case presentations. We hope to expand the amount of exposure students get in Radiology so that they are more aware of any potential interest they may have in the field. Officers traditionally kept are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer with very basic roles. We meet approximately one time a month, most often during lunch.

  • Radiation Oncology Interest Group
  • The Radiation Oncology Club provides medical students at NYMC the opportunity to learn more about the unique field of radiation oncology by organizing informational events and bringing in speakers in the field to discuss their experiences and insights. Post-match meetings will be held to provide information regarding the residency application process to interested students, as well as events including tour of the linear accelerator on campus, trips to Tumor Boards, and panel speakers discussing the three different fields of Oncology.

  • Student Advocates for Neglected Diseases (STAND)
  • At the heart of the matter is the belief that all patients should matter. Rare and neglected conditions have a harder time attracting funding and support, and patients often suffer from that oversight. Student Advocates for Neglected Diseases (STAND) aims to foster meaningful connections between medical students and neglected patient groups by supporting Rare Disease Day activities, fostering personal attachment to and identification with specific disease organizations, and providing deeper understanding of the unmet needs of these orphan disease communities.

  • Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
  • NYMC SIGN is part of a network of over 150 medical school branches organized by the American Academy of Neurology. Whether you're testing the waters, dead-set on doing neuro, or somewhere in between, through SIGN you can: 1. learn why neurology is the best specialty out there (apologies to the other SIGs) 2. learn more about topics in neurology through movie nights and discussions 3. explore careers in neuro through talks about different subspecialties by neurologists in those fields 4. learn about scholarships and opportunities through the American Academy of Neurology and other organizations 5. get to know other students planning to go into neuro, and get advice from recently matched students If you are interested, watch out for emails regarding our first meeting and how to get involved!

  • Surgery Interest Group
  • The NYMC Surgery Interest Group is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the field of surgery in general as well as those who already have a surgical specialty in mind. Throughout the year, we will be hosting speakers from a variety of different specialties. In addition, suture clinics, surgical shadowing opportunities, and residency planning sessions will take place. Come on out and meet students from all years that share your interests, and join us for food and speakers!

For additional information on any of our clubs or student activities please contact the Dean of Student Activities at (914) 594-4491.