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 visit their website to learn about some of the events they are part of such as the Mikiten Graduate Symposium, click here

Email uthscsa.gsa@gmail.com 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: bmegs.sa@gmail.com.  

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 wisdom@uthscsa.edu 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 Mithaiwala@livemail.uthscsa.edu.

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: http://eepurl.com/PwvZT or email SACNASatUTHSCSA@gmail.com

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 (chengcj@livemail.uthscsa.edu).

Mahogany Scholars

What: A new organization at UT Health SA created to serve as a resource to Black students as a support system to help students matriculate through graduate studies by providing a relatable community to aid in academic excellence.

Details: If you would like to join the Military Health Interest group, please email Kymberly Wimberly WIMBERLYK@LIVEMAIL.UTHSCSA.EDU

Student Government Association 

What: To represent and unite all UT Health SA students; To provide for and enhance communication and interaction between the students of the five schools, the students and faculty, the students and administration, and the students and institutions of higher education throughout Texas; To further communication and relationships between UT Health SA and the community; To advise and assist the administration in reaching decision on policy that concerns the students of UT Health SA; To assist in broadening the intellectual, cultural, and recreational opportunities and capabilities of the student body; To assist the administration in the expenditure of Student Service Activity Fees and all other compulsory fees.

Details: If you would like to learn more, email Farhan Ahmad or Mustafa Mithaiwala.