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ACE Pre-Health Community

We are a student-run learning community for the professional and leadership development of pre-health students at UC Santa Cruz.

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American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

We are a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. We help pre-med students network and learn about the challenges they will face in school.

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American Red Cross Association (ARCA)

ARCA is a student-led campus-wide organization. Our goal is to provide members with emergency and disaster preparedness classes, community service events, and opportunities to participate in health care service projects.

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American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Join the official student ASM chapter at UC Santa Cruz! We are the oldest and the largest single life science organization in the world.

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Aspiring Physician Assistant Association (APAA)

Committed to educating Pre-PA students at UC Santa Cruz about their future health profession by organizing activities and providing mentorship support.

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Astro Grads Wiki

A comprehensive resource for the UC Santa Cruz astronomy graduate student population.

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Chemistry Club

We are a student club that strives to build an undergraduate community interested in chemistry and related fields. The club promotes networking with professors and local industrial organizations.

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Club Vida

VIDA offers pre-health students opportunities to work hands-on with licensed physicians in rural communities of Central America. We also offer health care, free of charge, to impoverished community members.

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Communicating Research Effectively (CORE)

We provide an inclusive environment for ocean sciences graduate students to improve their science communication skills, with an ultimate goal of improving science through education, outreach, and diversification.

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Emergency Medical Slugs (EMS)

We are dedicated to fostering a collegiate community, providing mentorship, and acting as a support network for students both certified and interested in becoming certified as a first responders.

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Geoscientists Encouraging Openness & Diversity in the Earth Sciences (GEODES)

We are a student-run organization focused on community building, professional development, and student success in the Earth sciences.

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Global Medical Brigades Chapter

We are an international nonprofit health organization of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems.

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Graduate Information Program (GIP)

GIP is designed to encourage EOP students to begin preparing for educational opportunities beyond the bachelor degree.

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iSee Pre-Optometry Club

Our mission is to unite all UCSC students potentially interested in pursuing the field of Optometry and to provide the necessary support for these individuals.

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Kappa Gamma Delta, Pre-Health Sorority

Zeta Chapter is the only pre-health sorority at UCSC. KGD was founded on the ideals that no woman pursuing a career in the health field should struggle alone.

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Pre-Dental Society

The purpose of our club is to expose undergraduate students to the field of dentistry. We offer opportunities for members to become the most competitive dental school applicants they can be.

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Pre-Pharmacy Student Association (PPSA)

This club is open to all students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy, exploring the field of pharmacy, or just wanting to gain knowledge about today’s medications.

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Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA)

We are a nationally recognized organization geared to helping students learn more about a profession in osteopathic medicine.

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Pre-Veterinary Club

Our mission is to encourage pre-veterinary students at UCSC to pursue careers in veterinary medicine by providing support, community, volunteer opportunities, and leadership positions.

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Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

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Society of Physics Students (SPS)

SPS is a community that represent the interests of the physics student body, to provide a social environment for it, and to provide academic resources to facilitate student success.

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Undergraduate Research Science Association (URSA)

We are an undergraduate community that seek to demystify the fields of research, provide mentorship, and explore researched-based careers.

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Volunteers Around the World (VAW)

We are a non-governmental organization devoted to improve the standard of living in poverty-stricken communities around the world through means of medical outreach.

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Women in Physics & Astronomy (WiPA)

Working towards creating a balanced and diverse community in physics and astronomy. Meetings, workshops, and mentoring programs are hosted to engage students and the local community.

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Women in Sciences & Engineering (WiSE)

Seeks to advance women in STEM field, in the face of historical, present and future challenges. Members are encouraged to engage in mentorship, networking, and outreach.