Religious Organizations

Catholic Society of St. Basil the Great (St. Basil Society)

Founded in 2008, the St. Basil Society sponsors academic discussions, volunteer service projects, social gatherings, and religious events. Our most popular events are the twice monthly lunch meetings, in which a speaker discusses anything from bioethics to history, theology to literature.  Although some events are particularly Catholic-Christian in focus, all students and faculty are invited. Our patron is St. Basil the Great, who established the world's first public hospital.

Sarah Doucette
Stephanie Barata

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

The CMDA chapter at UT Southwestern founded in summer 2015 is a part of the larger national Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). The UT Southwestern chapter of CMDA exists for the following reasons:  (1) to motivate, educate, encourage, strengthen, bless, and equip Christian medical students and allied health care students; (2) to be a winsome witness of God our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ to the students, faculty, and staff on our campus, in our community, and around the world; and (3) to provide an environment of Christian fellowship for students, faculty, and staff.  We seek to achieve these goals through Bible studies, prayer meetings, discussion groups, special guests lecturers, breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings, group presentations and off-campus activities as planned by students and graduate sponsors.

Tina Tran
Kaden Andre

Christian Students Association

Christian Students, founded in 1992, is a group of believers in Christ from various backgrounds who love the Lord Jesus Christ and find great joy and purpose in pursuing Him. God’s word charges us to “pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22b). The members of the Christian Students club hold the faith that is common to all believers (Titus 1:4; Jude 3).

Garrett Ghent
Emika Aroh

Islamic Medical Association (IMA)

Founded in fall 2000, the mission of IMA is to provide a forum and resources for future Muslim physicians and other health care professionals, to promote a greater awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values among Muslims and the community at large, to provide humanitarian and medical relief, and to be an advocate in health care policy.

Magid Mohamed
Sarah Jaffer

Jewish Student Association

The Jewish Student Association is open to all students, faculty and staff at the University who seek a Jewish experience while at UT Southwestern. The JSA explores cultural, religious, social, and even the fun and funny aspects of Judaism as it connects with health and science students and professionals.

Ruth Abrams
Andrew Pansick

Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)

The LDSSA consists primarily of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The group host weekly Institute of Religion classes, providing an opportunity for spiritually learning, uplift, and fellowship. It also welcomes those who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ to join.

Oliver Taylor
Jacob Welch

Southwestern Christian Fellowship (SCF)

The Southwestern Christian Fellowship (SCF) is co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) and the Christian Medical/Dental Association (CMDA). Together, they help SCF meet the spiritual needs of Christian students at UT Southwestern. There are several weekly activities – most notably, the Christian Fellowship Luncheon every Monday at noon. At the luncheon food is provided and speakers range from ministers and seminary students to faculty physicians. Additionally, the fellowship offers several weekly Bible studies and praise and volunteer opportunities to serve the disadvantaged in the Dallas area. The group’s big event is a spring break medical mission trip to Laredo and El Paso, on which medical students as well as PA and PT students, nurses, physicians, and translators go to missionary clinics in an effort to serve these medically needy people and to witness about Christ.

Gray Umbach
Jeremiah Herbert

Student Bible Study Group

Our primary purpose is to discover and apply the teachings from the Holy Bible through studies and discussions.  Friendship and fellowship are built through interaction among members

Huanyu Zhou
Hong Zhu