School of Medicine

Student Societies & Organizations


Student Societies


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


The membership of this honor medical society is composed of undergraduates who have shown promise of becoming leaders in their profession, graduate members who later have attained such leadership, honorary members consisting of physicians who have attained national distinction, and persons, whether physicians or not, who have gained unusual recognition in fields related to medicine. At least twice a year medical students are elected to membership. To be considered for membership, a student must have completed the foundational sciences and at least four quarters of clinical work and must stand academically in the top 25 percent (based on grades alone) of the class. Generally, one-sixth of the graduating class is elected to membership. View the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society site.


Gold Humanism Honor Society


The Gold Humanism Honor Society is an international organization that recognizes, supports and promotes the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. At Baylor College of Medicine, the Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes rising 4th-year medical students who exhibit characteristics such as integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy. The selection process begins with peer nomination followed by faculty review. GHHS members organize and carry out a service project each year that highlights their commitment to caring for patients.


Student Organizations


Peer Resource Network


The Peer Resource Network is the student-led mentor program at Baylor College of Medicine for incoming first-year medical students to assist them in transitioning to medical school. Each first-year student is placed in a group with nine or ten other first years and two MS2, two MS3 and two MS4 medical student mentors. The PRN leaders guide the new students through orientation week and lead the Transitions to Medical School course during the first three weeks of school to promote not only academics but also physical, emotional and mental wellness.

After the first few weeks of school, the PRN leaders continue to support their PRN group by providing breakfast once a week for their first-year students and organizing social events (dinners, game nights, intramurals, etc.) throughout the year. Beyond scheduled events, the PRN leaders also make themselves available to meet with students one-on-one and give guidance if students find themselves having difficulty adjusting to medical school.

The MS2 Class Coordinator is chosen by the rising class of MS2 PRN leaders and continues in this role during his or her MS3 and MS4 years. The class coordinator is “in training” to lead the orientation retreat and the PRN program during his or her fourth year of medical school. He or she is expected to attend all three retreats while holding the class coordinator position and is responsible for organizing the MS2 PRN leaders for the at-Baylor portion of Orientation Week and overseeing fellow MS2 PRN leaders throughout the year during his or her MS2 year. The class coordinator also assists with the interview and selection process for new PRN leaders in the spring and helps train new leaders.


MS4 Director: Grace Palmer,

MS3 Coordinator: Courtney Sullivan,

MS2 Coordinator: Ashley Pollicelli,



The following student organizations are currently active on the Baylor College of Medicine campus. To request the addition of your student organization to this page, please email Elaine Dong or Anjay Batra.

AAMC Organization of Student Representatives

American Medical Association/Texas AMA

American Medical Student Association

American Medical Women Association

Anesthesiology Interest Group

Art and Music in Patient Care

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

Association of Women's Surgeons

AV Club

Badminton Club

Baylor Hillel

Baylor Simulation Society

Baylor Urology Network (BUN)

BCM Pride

Catholic Medical Student Association

Choosing Healthy, Eating Fresh

Choosing Wisely STARS

Christian Medical Dental Association

Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Group

Dermatology Interest Group

DKMS: We Delete Blood Cancer

Doctors for Change

Emergency Medicine Interest Group


Family Medicine Interest Group

Finding Meaning in Medicine

FirstGen, MD

Flu's Clues

Genetics Interest Group

Global Health Interest Group

Global Surgery Student Alliance

Gynecology and Obstetrics Interest Group

Health Policy Institute Student Forum

HeARTS in Medicine

HOMES Clinic

Houston Sickle Cell Organization of Unified Transitioners (Baylor Chapter)

Infectious Disease Interest Group

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

Internal Medicine Interest Group

Latino Medical Student Association

Latter-Day Saint Student Association


Medical Mentor Miles

Medical Students for Choice

Medical Students for Life

Medicine-Pediatrics Interest Group

Military Medical Student Association

Muslim Medical Association

National Perinatal Association Student Society

Neurosurgery Interest Group

No One Dies Alone

Ophthalmology Interest Group

Orthopedic Surgery Society (BOSS)

Pathology Interest Group

Pediatric Student Association

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interest Group

Physicians for Human Rights

Progress Notes (Student Blog)

PsychMinded (formerly The Couch)

Public Health Interest Group

Radiology Interest Group

Resonance Podcast

Running Club

Sand Volleyball Club

Space Medicine Interest Group

Students Against Cancer (BSAC)

Student Interest Group in Neurology

Student National Medical Association

Student Research Society

Student Rounds

Student Surgical Society

Tennis Club

TEACH (Taking Educational Action in Community Health)

Wilderness Medicine Interest Group


Student Organization Handbook


The Student Organization Handbook provides guidelines and policies for all officially recognized medical student organizations. Students are responsible for knowing all the information presented in this handbook.

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Progress Notes


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