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

International Club

The transitions and adjustments to a life away from home are stressful and can be often overwhelming! The Graduate Student International Club is a student-led resource support group for international students at UT Health. The purpose of this group is to best guide and assist the current and incoming international students by providing resources that allow them to successfully transition to life in the USA with the overall goal of improving and making a productive study atmosphere on campus. One of the major purposes of the Graduate Student International Club is to help international students with the initial transition to the life in the USA by providing services like airport pickups, hosting international students, information resources for housing, utilities and social activities. The Graduate Student International Club organizes sociocultural events that are aimed at fostering collaboration and networking between students from diverse backgrounds to help them achieve their social, educational and professional goals. To learn more, email Graduate Student International Club, email Mustafa at

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

Commercialization Catalysts

The Commercialization Catalysts (Comcats) are a group of students who work with the Office of Technology Commercialization on campus. Under the outstanding mentorship of our advisor John Fritz, we have been able to support the OTC in a variety of projects. We've produced marketing materials, helped write business plans, assisted early startups in their search for potential executives, investors, and licensees. Individually, our members have also completed patentability analyses and participated in both regional and national entrepreneurial training programs with technologies developed at the university. If you’re interesting in learning more about how you can be a part of the Commercialization Catalysts, contact Catherine (

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.