Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Student Groups

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Graduate school can be tough. The Graduate Student Association is here to make things a bit easier for you.

The GSA is a student-led organization with the sole purpose providing assistance for career development, organizing social events for the graduate student body, and addressing key issues that can have a direct effect on your life as a graduate student.

To learn about some of the events they are part of such as the Mikiten Graduate Symposium and Science Fiesta, click here

Email with questions, comments, or concerns.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society at San Antonio (BMEGS-SA) is a new graduate student organization that was created to represent the interests of biomedical engineering graduate students in the Joint Graduate Program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) / The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). The primary goals of BMEGS-SA are to promote professional and personal relationships among graduate students and faculty, to provide an outlet for voicing concerns, and to contribute to professional growth and education about research, industry careers, and other opportunities. BMEGS-SA meets once a month to discuss upcoming and tentative events such as, volunteer opportunities, career development, workshops, lab or industry tours, social events, etc. It is open to all graduate students who are interested in the field of biomedical engineering. If you would like more information on joining this great new student organization, please contact them at:  

Women in Science Group 

The Women in Science: Development, Outreach, and Mentoring Group (WISDOM) is a community to help support women scientists. Our goals include community outreach and peer-level support for trainees, in hopes of inspiring young women to enter STEM and supporting those of us who have already chosen that career path.

Contact  Tara for more information.  To read an article about the group, click here

Trainee SACNAS Chapter

The Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists-from college students to professionals-to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. The UTHSCSA chapter works to organize campus and community activities to promote the scientific and personal development of its members.

To join the chapter or be part of the email list: or email

Biochemistry Club

The Biochemistry Club is a great way for students and postdocs to talk about research in the field of biochemistry. 

The club plans to host workshops on biochemistry career development, software, data analysis, and protein visualization.

 The Biochemistry Club meets once every two weeks in Room 5.0208 in the Research Administration Building. To read an article about the club,  click here

Contact  Akash Bhattacharya for more information. 

Aikido Club 

The Aikido Club meets on Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. under the gazebo next to Gold Gym (see the picture below) and Sunday (Iaido, 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and Aikido, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 the STRF lobby. To read an article about the club,  click here

For more information, check the club’s facebook or email Raehum

Military Health Interest Group

What: The Military Health Interest Group helps students navigate the military opportunities in San Antonio for all students. The group plans to hold a military health speaker series each semester and a UT Health Science Center campus-wide volunteer event once a semester.

Details: If you would like to join the Military Health Interest group, please email Read an article about the group here.

Garden Health Interest Group

What: The Garden Health Interest group has created a healing and meditation garden in front of the school. The group hopes to expand and create a vegetable garden in the local San Antonio area.

Details: If you would like to join the Garden Health Interest Group, please email Read an article about the group here.

UTHSCSA Postdoctoral Association (UP)

The UTHSCSA Postdoctoral Association aims to support and advance postdoctoral training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This support is focused on several areas of importance to the postdoctoral experience. 

The first is scholarly learning – this includes hosting extramural seminar speakers, organizing career development workshops, and facilitating opportunities for postdocs to present their work in local meetings. 

The second is networking activities – this includes scientific meetings with other postdocs, new postdoc support, and social gatherings for postdocs and their families. 

Lastly, UP will work to be the voice of the postdoctoral community at the university. UP will advocate for concerns and ideas from the postdoc community and will work with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and other entities within the university to improve the environment for postdoctoral training.

You can email UP at for more information.