International/Cultural Organizations

Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)

The goals of this organization are to provide help and entertainment to Chinese students and scholars, and to enhance connections among them. The majority of its members are Chinese students and scholars from Mainland China. However, the organization and most of the activities are open to all students. 

Boxun Li
Qi Wang

Global Health Interest Group (GHIG)

GHIG was founded to foster a community of students, faculty, and staff at UT Southwestern dedicated to raising awareness of global health issues.  We aim to promote accessibility, mentorship, and resources for those interested in pursuing opportunities abroad, whether in service, research or education. We also strive to generate interest among the medical school community in varied global health issues through discussion and education.

Emily Huang
Janice Jiang

Home and Abroad

Founded in fall 2015, Home and Abroad is an annual global health publication by UTSW medical students. It was established to share ideas, inform discussions, and inspire action on issues of global health importance.; Our mission is to provide a varied perspective on global health endeavors, initiatives and achievements by the student body, faculty and friends; and to promote ideas, innovations and advancements with medical applications locally and globally. Our goal is to become the premier literary forum using multidisciplinary approaches to address challenges in global medicine by proving our readers insightful and accurate information on pertinent global health topics.

Jie Yao
Sarah Yuen

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.

Yousef Abdel-Razik
Sarah Jaffar

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is a student-governed national organization that serves as a unique platform to empower medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community. Guided by LMSA’s mission, the UTSW-LMSA Chapter strives to unify all Latino/medical students while addressing health issues pertinent to the Hispanic population. LMSA officers and members foster a spirit of familia (family) through volunteer opportunities, social outlets and assistance in the successful completion of a medical education. We also strive to unify ourselves with all student populations on campus, promoting free exchange of ideas, culture and compassion. As part of our mission statement to improve cultural diversity in the field of medicine, LMSA actively recruits Latino applicants to UT Southwestern while encouraging young minorities to pursue higher learning institutions.

Jose Francisco Calva-Moreno
Sandra Chavez-Carmona

Multicultural Awareness Committee

Founded in 1999, the committee is dedicated to presenting a Multicultural Awareness Week. The program is designed to promote awareness and sensitivity of various cultures in the context of medicine and medicine education. The week is topped off with the “Celebration of Cultures,” a food and dance extravaganza.

Sam Bhattacharyya
Kinjal Mehta

Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanic and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS)

SACNAS is a 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

Carlos Paz
Zachary Gallegos

South Asian Medical Student Association (SAMSA)

This organization was founded in the 1999. SAMSA is a social organization formed to address issues that concern South Asians as physicians, create camaraderie amongst medical students at UT Southwestern and educate fellow colleagues of South Asian culture. Our goals are met through monthly meetings and socials, participation in school events, and volunteerism in the community.

Naomi Freeman
Vidya Menon

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The Student National Medical Association is committed to improving medical care for all people of color by increasing the pipeline of students of color who consider and prepare for medical and scientific careers. Its community mentoring programs provide science appreciation and education, mentoring, and academic enrichment to elementary, junior high school, high school, and college students interested in pursuing health-related careers. Working through local chapters, SNMA is proud to organize and sponsor local Pipeline programs that directly serve minority students at several levels of education: the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS), the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP), and the Youth Science Enrichment Program (YSEP). Within medical school, SNMA chapters provide academic preparation and recruitment and retention programming in order to assure the pipeline to medicine is supported.

Zach Christian
Adrienne Walker

Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)

Founded in spring 2013 as a social organization to bring people of Taiwanese origin together, TSA aims to help recruit new Taiwanese students and to help newcomers settle in Dallas. Several social events are hosted throughout the year to bring entertainment to the members and to enhance connection between individuals interested in the Taiwanese culture.

Chun-Jung Lin
Tyron Chang

Turkish Student Association

Founded in fall 2003, the main objective of the TSA is to bring together individuals with interest in the Turkish culture at UT Southwestern and also provide cultural exchange and aims to organize social and cultural activities for a better understanding of the Turkish culture. TSA shall cooperate with other campus organizations to contribute to intellectual understanding and the diversity initiative. TSA seeks to assist incoming students to adapt to the lifestyle and culture in the U.S.

Yusuf Tamer
Fatih Cansizoglu