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The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics sponsors and/or mentors several student groups that share the Center's mission to "prepare tomorrow's healers to act with compassion and justice." These groups allow students to explore their personal interests while developing their professional identity. During this critical time in the development of humanitarian values and empathic practices, students may call on Center faculty, faculty associates and staff to provide mentorship, guidance and support.

For more information on student groups please contact the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at 567-0795 or the Office of Student Life at 567-2654.


ACT Together for Health
A community based initiative, dedicated to providing resources and guidance for the over 300,00 uninsured residents in Bexar County.

Breastfeeding Education and Support for Teenage Mothers
Interprofessional students prepare expectant teen mothers for breastfeeding their babies and work with Seton Home staff to provide a supportive environment for the practice of breastfeeding.

Ethiopia Outreach
Students travel to Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia for 3 to 4 weeks each summer to provide free primary care services and to conduct public health research to design sustainable interventions in collaboration with the NGO, CommonRiver.

Frontera de Salud
Interprofessional teams of students bring primary prevention and health education to underserved communities in San Antonio and South Texas colonias. Students learn to treat diverse populations and consider the unique context of care in South Texas.

HELP for Better Health
Through a health literacy program, interprofessional students empower residents of San Antonio to make informed decisions about achieving health and wellness and preventing disease.

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Comprises individuals who have been recognized for practicing patient-centered medical care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.

Humanities in Healthcare
Students increase access to literature and art at the Health Science Center campuses, including public readings, lectures and exhibits, and the annual journal, Connective Tissue.

India Outreach
Students travel to India for 3 weeks each winter to provide free primary care services and educational interventions in collaboration with the NGO, The Banyan.

Music and Art in Medicine
Student-driven community service group combines music and art with healing to build happier and healthier communities.

Physicians for Human Rights
As a chapter of the international organization, students promote human rights education through events around the HSC campus and San Antonio community.

Project Hispaniola
Students and faculty share medical resources to improve health and address the root causes of poor health in rural communities (bateys) in the Dominican Republic.

SA Refugee Health Clinic
Interprofessional students and faculty provide primary and preventive health care and prevention for a community of about 5,000 immigrant refugees living in northwest San Antonio.

Student-Run Free Clinics (Student Faculty Collaborative Practice)
Students, residents and faculty provide health care services at Alpha Home, San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries, and other community partners in San Antonio, while learning about primary care for the medically underserved, public health, community service, and health care financing.

Students Going Global - Panama
Students learn about primary medical care and deliver needed health care services in the rural, medically underserved community of Cañazas, Panama during Spring Break.

¡Vamos Guatemala!
Students and faculty, in partnership with Woodland Baptist Church, provide free medical care and health education to the Hogar Luis Amigo orphanage and surrounding communities in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; students also shadow physicians and learn about HIV/AIDS care at the CFLAG clinic in Guatemala City.