MUSC Student Groups


1. Global and Tropical Medicine Interest Group (GTMIG)

Interest Group

The mission of the Global and Tropical Medicine Interest Group (GTMIG) is to stimulate interest in the area of global health through lectures, student interaction, and a developing network through which to find opportunities to be active abroad. GTMIG is open to all students in the College of Medicine who are interested in learning more about global health and/or tropical medicine. We hope each year to provide a series of lectures and discussions that will inspire and empower students to confront the diseases, disparities, and environmental health concerns of nations around the world. We hope to raise awareness of the complex health problems facing people of underdeveloped nations and serve as a resource to enable students to tackle these problems. For more information, visit

2. Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children MUSC Chapter (FIMRC-MUSC)

FIMRC is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 dedicated to improving pediatric and maternal health in developing nations through the implementation of self-sustainable health programs. Our purpose as a FIMRC Chapter is to support them in this mission by volunteering on medical trips to any of their 9 clinic sites around the world and fundraising for supplies and projects needed by the clinic sites. Planned group volunteer trips are organized to any of the FIMRC sites including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, Philippines, Uganda, and India, throughout the year! Additionally, our chapter is a way for MUSC students to hear about FIMRC's other opportunities including more extended volunteer and internship programs. For more information, email:

Olivia Keane, President,
Adam Bumgardner, Director of Public Relations,
Dr. Lacey Menkin, Advisor,

3. Public Health Interest Group
PHIG promotes interdisciplinary participation and communication among members of the MUSC  community through activities promoting awareness and involvement in public health and  preventive medicine. For more information, email:
Michelle Arms, President,
Anbesaw Selassie, Advisor,

4. Service Learners International

Established in 2012, MUSC Service Learners International (SLI) is a student group that takes an entirely student-organized, student-led medical service trip to Thomonde, Haiti, each year in partnership with Project Medishare. The goals of SLI are to serve patient populations abroad that have limited access to healthcare by planning and embarking on medical service trips on a regular basis, and to provide for MUSC students the unique learning opportunities of planning and executing international service trips, and in that process, gain perspective of the moral and logistical challenges of medical aid work abroad.

For more information, email:
Terry Dixon, Advisor,