Active Student Interest Groups (SIGS)

The University encourages the participation of all its students in organizations and clubs through College funding opportunities and incentives. CNUCOM has a wide variety of student organizations to meet the needs of student interests. We have something for everyone!

Student Associations/Clinic Groups

  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
    • AMWA is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and supporters. AMWA is the oldest multispecialty organization dedication to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health.
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
    • To address medical issues specific to populations of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicities in the local community, and this recognize the more cultural, Asian Pacific American component of the organization. APAMSA is a community for students interested in Asian minority-centered health topics.
  • California Health Policy Student Interest Group
    • We are a group of students at CNU who aim to better understand our healthcare system, through the lens of health policy and advocacy.
  • Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF)
    • To provide a setting for students in the medical field to gather, explore and grow their faith through discussion and outreach.
  • Clinica Tepati
  • Encampment Medical Team
  • Filipino Americans in Medicine
  • First Generation Low Income Association
    • FGLIA (First-Generation and Low Income Association) is a CNU branch that unites first-generation and/or low income students to provide or be an alternative resource for financial aid, leadership, etc.
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
    • To promote the interests and support to those who identify themselves as underrepresented minority students through social, cultural, educational, political and other activities.
  • Rayos Contra Cancer
  • Sacramento Street Medicine
    • This is a group centered on serving unhoused individuals where they are at through various sectors including but not limited to medicine, basic needs, and the arts.
  • SCRUBS
  • SEVA
    • A not for profit student run free health clinic aiming to provide basic medical care for our local and underserved South Asian community. We are SEVA or “selfless service” in Sanskirt, which also stands for Screening, Education, Vitals and Assessment in this context. We aim to raise awareness about conditions that disproportionately affect the South Asian population (heart disease and diabetes) and discuss the importance of preventative health care.
  • Shifa
  • Student National Medical Association
    • To improve the health of underserved groups in the greater Sacramento region. Through this work, students will gain an understanding of the unique needs of the underserved communities and be introduced to the clinical aspects of medicine. Our goal is to educate students about the issues causing health disparities between different groups and ways in which we, as future physicians and members of the community, can work to alleviate health disparities.
  • Women in Surgery

Special Interest Groups

  • Anatomy Academy
    • Anatomy Academy is a student-run organization committed to the science, health, and physical education of children living in underserved communities in Sacramento and Elk Grove.
  • Art Appreciation
    • The California Northstate University, College of Medicine Art Appreciation Association strives to explore all facets of artistic excellence both within and outside of the medical field.
  • Basketball Student Interest Group
    • To promote student wellbeing, camaraderie, school spirit, and community outreach through involvement in basketball.
  • CNU Tech
  • Global Health
    • To create a space where students actively learn and engage in discussions about global health, and to provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience and create an impact in the global health fields.
  • Magic Aid
    • MagicAid student groups are centered around teaching medical students to do magic and then facilitating sessions at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children (TBD) that allow them to engage patients with magic at the bedside ('magic therapy').
  • Medical Ethics
    • The California Northstate University College of Medicine Medical Ethics SIG aims to expand knowledge and interest in medical ethics.
  • Medical Students for Liberty
  • Metabolic Wellness
  • Military Medicine
    • To explore career paths in military medicine and provide support/ resources to medical students enrolled in military medicine scholarship programs.
  • Sustainability
  • Ultrasound Society
    • Establish an interest and to provide instruction in ultrasound imaging and techniques.
  • Wilderness Medicine

Career Specialty Groups

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
    • We are a group of students at CNU who aim to promote and grow interest in cardiology for CNUCOM students.
  • Dermatology
    • To increase the exposure to and knowledge about the field of Dermatology as well as the path toward securing a residency.
  • Emergency Medicine
    • To enable medical students to explore the field of Emergency Medicine through community physicians, guest lectures, workshops, clinical shadowing opportunities as well as community outreach programs.
  • ENT Interest Group
  • Family Medicine
    • To promote family medicine, one of the most versatile specialties that provide comprehensive health care to our patients of all genders and ages, among the student community at CNU. We aim to foster professional development in individuals who are interested in family medicine through education and community outreach.
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
    • To engage students and spread awareness and education on hospice and palliative medicine and opportunities in the health profession.
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
    • To promote and support student interest in Internal Medicine and its diverse subspecialties.
  • Interventional Radiology
    • CNU Interventional Radiology is dedicated to promoting learning opportunities for students in the field of interventional radiology.
  • Neurology
    • To advance the art and science of neuroscientific inquiry in clinical neurology and associated specialties.
  • OB/GYN
    • To cultivate interest and provide comprehensive information about the medical specialty of OB/GYN.
  • Oncology
    • To expose students to the oncology specialty and its various sub-specialties and to provide community service and outreach activities to promote cancer awareness.
  • Ophthalmology
    • To explore more about the specialty of Ophthalmology and gain an exposure to mentors, shadowing, clinical learning, and research opportunities.
  • Orthropedics
  • Pathology
    • The California Northstate University College of Medicine Pathology Student Interest Group (Path SIG) aims to expand knowledge and interest in pathology and its associated subspecialties.
  • Pediatrics Society
    • To cultivate CNU medical students’ interest in pediatrics; To provide networking and educational opportunities for students to interface with community physicians working in pediatrics. These opportunities will include panels, presentations, and social gatherings; To promote and advocate healthy lifestyles in children living in the Sacramento and neighboring regions through community events and educational seminars.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • To increase awareness among medical students of the field of PM&R and provide resources and contacts for those interested in pursuing residency in the field.
  • Plastic Surgery
    • The Plastic Surgery Student Interest Group (PS-SIG) at California Northstate University College of Medicine is a group of students with similar interests in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Psychiatry
    • To promote and to educate students and faculty at CNUCOM about the field of psychiatry.
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
    • To cultivate awareness and interest in career opportunities in sports medicine and related fields.
  • Surgery
    • The surgery SIG holds events to educate students about the different surgical specialties and to train students in clinical techniques related to surgery (i.e. suturing techniques).
  • Urology and Nephrology
    • The California Northstate University College of Medicine Urology and Nephrology Student Interest Group (Uro/Nephro SIG) aims to expand knowledge and interest in Urology, Nephrology, and its associated subspecialties.