School of Medicine Student Groups

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. For more than 58 years, AMSA has provided students with experience in areas of medicine not covered under the traditional curriculum. This includes technical, hands-on training in pertinent skills that will be necessary for students when they enter clinical rotations. We also work with the community to promote public awareness and improve public health.

We are a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of more than 68,000 medical and premedical students, interns and residents, and practicing physicians from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

CANADA KEY

CANADA KEY at St. Matthew’s University is a non-denominational, voluntary organization founded on the core values of Integrity, Excellence, Life-long Learning and Support & Community Service. Canada Key aims to provide a forum to facilitate dialogue, networking, exploring and sharing topical information about common medical career and related goals. Canada Key members are individuals interested in learning about options to further their medical training in Canada or in the USA (as Canadian nationals) or whose interests are aligned to matters pertaining to medical education and practice in Canada. Canada Key differentiates itself by taking a 4-quadrant holistic approach to self and professional development. Canada Key’s value-add is to help each member identify and develop a customized ‘Key’ -- a set of milestones to be achieved in each sphere of life: Personal, Professional, Academic and Community Service.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

The mission of the student run Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) is to bring awareness to the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Membership will provide students an opportunity to acquire the judgment and confidence necessary to become competent physicians through the development and advancement of relevant clinical skills. Through EMIG organized events and actives, students gain knowledge of the specialty. They will be provided an opportunity to participate in “hands on” clinical skills labs and workshops led by practicing US Emergency Medicine faculty physicians and SMU faculty. Club meetings allow students to learn about the multifaceted aspects of emergency medicine, with topics ranging from current health care issues and trends to suturing workshops, IV placement, EKG, airway management and more. Our goal is to introduce Emergency Medicine as a potential career path and build a greater, more confident future physician.

Indian Student Association

The vibrant culture, the rich heritage, and the effusive warmth of the people, all are a reflection of what we as Indians stand for. The Indian Student Association is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the diversity and uniqueness of the Indian culture through various activities, community services, and educational programs to Indian and Non-Indian students in the SMU community and neighboring areas. Not only will ISA strive to preserve and promote the Indian culture but will also help new students enrolling at SMU adjust and adapt to SMU and their new home.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) works to promote a unified group of Muslim and non-Muslim students by educating the surrounding community about Islam, faith and medical practice. The MSA strives to offer support and aid to all new studdents at SMU through sharing learning strategies and specific course tactics. In conjunction with Cayman service groups, the MSA volunteers in the community to provide service to those in needs through hosting events and educational programs.

Research Organization

The Research Organization of St. Matthew's University School of Medicine encourages students to participate in research by working independently and with colleagues and faculty. Our annual Research Day showcases student research posters, displaying and discussing their studies to the entire campus community. We are also interested in helping physicians on the island and around the world conduct their research by volunteering in community events. The Research Organization emphasizes and fosters leadership, the importance of research and evidence based medicine, and the foundation of life long learning for future physicians.

St. Matthew's University Circle K Club

Circle K International (CKI) is an international collegiate service organization that is a sponsored leadership program of Kiwanis International. It promotes service, leadership, and fellowship. With over 13,250 members worldwide, it is the largest collegiate service organization of its kind in the world. Here at St. Matthew’s University, in Grand Cayman, our service projects range from assisting the elderly and disabled to working with children in the local hospitals and pediatrics wards.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government of St. Matthew's University School of Medicine is the democratic government representing the entire Student Body of St. Matthew's University school of medicine. The Student Government Association plays a continuous role for students at SMU in policy and decision making, when the interests of students are involved. The Student Government Association works to improve the quality of both academic and non-academic life for students of the college, and to protect the rights of students, as students, and as citizens. Overall, the Student Government Association serves as the representative voice of the student body of the college on issues which pertain to academics and the general welfare of the students, both on and around the campus.