Marine Biology - Student Organizations

Student Organizations

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.

Pre-Veterinary Club

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.

Pre-Dental Club

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.

American Medical Student Association

Past activities have included:

  • Adopt-a-Floor Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Habitat for Humanity site trip
  • Coordination of, and participation in, National Primary Health Care Week displays & speakers
  • Trip to Gainesville for Medical College Forum at University of Florida
  • Guest speakers from:
    U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
    AMCAS application process
    MCAT exam
    Kaplan Test Prep. Program
    Princeton Test Prep. Program

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.

The Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA)

The Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA) aims to inform interested undergraduate students about the Physician Assistant (PA) career and to facilitate their entry into a graduate PA program by supporting and guiding students through their preparation and application process. PRE-PASA members also engage in service and social activities, often in conjunction with the Barry students in AMSA (American Medical Student Association); these activities tend to involve patients, or are related to medicine. The Club meets about 3-4 times a semester, and social or service activities take place on average once a semester.

Sigma Xi National Honor Society (Barry University Chapter)

In Fall 2009, Sigma Xi hosted a social for members in the Gato Gallery. Sigma Xi co-sponsored the 2010 Barry STEM Research Forum and the 2009 Barry conference on Global Warming. Sigma Xi is planning an induction banquet for new members in April with guest speaker Dr. Richard Saferstein, a well-known forensic science consultant.