Student Engagement Opportunities
Opportunities for engagement at VTCSOM
Diversity Inclusion and Belonging Series
These informal events offer faculty, staff, students, and community members an opportunity to gather for open conversations about given topics. Participants are encouraged to add their own thoughts, ideas, and perspectives to the discussion.
A series of discussions about difference and identity. The meetings are intended to encourage students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to share their experiences, stories, questions, and apprehensions about the complicated issues of identity and differences.
VTCSOM Mentorship Communities
Faculty and students are invited to participate in VTCSOM Mentorship Communities, where each group will be a community of belonging within VTCSOM where learners can interact with faculty members and residents. Some groups will share common identity characteristics; all groups work toward individual growth through engagement and mentorship.
Student Organizations at VTCSOM
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA)
The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities.
Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)
The Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) advances the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine by addressing gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.
Mentoring in Medicine
VTCSOM club providing outreach and mentoring to Roanoke City and County Public School’s high school students with an emphasis on healthcare careers (medicine, nursing, APCs, etc.) as well as STEM disciplines (including research).