American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
AMSA, the American Medical Student Association, is a national organization of medical students and undergraduate pre-medical students. The pre-med chapter at Barry is concerned with helping students to prepare for medical school by:
- Exposing them to different medical environments by participation in volunteer activities and contact with practicing physicians;
- Engaging them in discussions about current topics in medicine;
- Providing them with information about various medical programs and schools through presentations by invited speakers;
- Guiding them through the admissions testing, application, and interview process.
Major Events for Academic Year 2012 – 2013
- AIDS Walk
- MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) presentation
- AMCAS (medical school application) presentation
- Special Olympics
- Invited speakers from: FIU School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Kaplan Test Prep Services
Marine Biology Interest Group
The marine biology interest group provides a forum for students interested in all aspects of the marine sciences. Field trips to sites of interest (e.g., University of Miami Marine School, Miami Seaquarium, the Everglades, and different marine ecosystems) are planned for each semester. Meetings include discussions of relevant community activities and internship/research opportunities.
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is a multicultural pre-health organization. As a student group, M.A.P.S. serves as a pipeline and mentorship program to bridge gaps for underrepresented students who wish to enter medical school, or other health-related fields.
The Pre-dental club is open to students who prepare for a dental school after graduation or the students whose majors are to be decided. The club brings speakers regularly from several dental schools in and out Florida. The club organizes students to visit dental schools and attend summer learning programs, as well as to have regular club meetings.
Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA)
The Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA) provides students with quality information, social activities, and volunteering opportunities that will prepare their member for a smooth transition from undergraduate school to any graduate Physician Assistant program.
During a typical academic school year, several volunteering opportunities activities are organized and taken up by club members (e.g. adopt-a-floor at nearby hospitals, fundraising walks, senior citizen center outreach, etc.). Furthermore, the club invites speakers to make presentations about or related to PA graduate programs, the PA profession, or related topics. Social and service activities are sometimes organized jointly with other Barry student associations such as Tri-Beta or AMSA.
This club is geared to all animal-lovers, not just Pre-Veterinary students. The Pre-vet club meets monthly to discuss and share experiences regarding Veterinary school application process.
Sigma Xi National Honor Society (Barry University Chapter)
Founded in 1998, the Barry University chapter of the Sigma Xi National Honor Society has inducted 51 Barry faculty members and 105 Barry students who have contributed original research in science, math, and engineering; of these inductees, 19 faculty and 17 students are currently active in our campus chapter. Our chapter co-hosts and/or co-sponsors research conferences, such as the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences and the Annual Barry University STEM Conference.
Tri-Beta Honor Society
Operation of the one-on-one Tri-Beta student tutoring organization: Tri-Beta volunteers tutor science majors during scheduled hours per week.
Participation with Barry University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.