M.D. Program

Student Organizations (Einstein Umbrella)

Einstein Umbrella (EU) is an umbrella organization of student groups at Einstein that share the common goals of educating and acting in the community both locally and globally about issues of health and social justice.  With optimal coordination and effectiveness, the organization taps into the uniquely dynamic energy, leadership, and other potentially shared resources of the diverse groups at Einstein to further develop local and global service projects, educational activities and other initiatives towards healing.


Member Groups

Global Health Club (GHC)
GHC is a student-run organization focusing on health topics and medical practices at an international level. We strive to (1) provide educational opportunities for medical students interested in global health; (2) promote and support student activism on current global health issues; (3) support students as they go abroad by providing information about opportunities and a conduit for discussion of issues encountered while abroad.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
PHR mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity, and justice and promotes the right to health for all. As a chapter of PHR at Einstein, we are determined to raise the awareness of our community of the existence of PHR and the main current issues it deals with, such as Darfur, AIDS, and international torture victims. Moreover, we will encourage the students’ involvement in different PHR campaigns and provide opportunities to take action.

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) believes that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity. The mission of PNHP is therefore to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, public-funded health care program, equitably-accessible to all residents of the United States.

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.

Einstein Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders (EAGLBT)
The Einstein Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders (EAGLBT) attempts to provide both social and academic support for members of the Einstein LGBT community, as well as educational programming to raise awareness of the clinical and social issues faced in working with LGBT patients and colleagues.

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
Einstein’s PSR chapter promotes AIDS Week events and sponsors and organizes a popular elective course entitled ”Social Medicine: Local, National and Global Perspectives”. From psr.org/ ” Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to stop nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. PSR’s 26,000 medical and health professionals and concerned citizen members, 31 PSR chapters, over 60 Student PSR chapters at medical and public health schools, and over 25,000 e-activists, along with national and chapter board members and staff, form a unique nationwide network committed to a safe and healthy world.”

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. At Einstein, we facilitate connections among female medical students, as well as between female medical students and female faculty members. We host educational events about women’s health issues, social events for networking purposes, and events that foster career development among our members.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
AMSA is one of the largest and most involved student groups on the Einstein campus with approximately 242 active student members. Our events reflect AMSA’s belief that it takes more than a medical school to create a qualified, caring physician. AMSA, founded in 1950, is a student-governed national organization committed to represent the concerns of physicians-in-training and promote medical student activism.

The Family and Social Medicine Interest Group (FSMIG)
FSMIG seeks to promote health as a state of physical, social, economic, psychological, and political well-being. The FSMIG promotes health care as a right and a matter of social justice. As Virchow stated, "the physician was the natural advocate for the poor". Therefore, to promote health, we support grassroots community action and progressive change in public policy and social structure. We are dedicated to the full application of the biopsychosocial model through understanding the ecological context of the patient's and family's social system in underserved communities. We are dedicated to the integration of the perspectives of public health and clinical medicine with lessons learned from complementary therapies in our health care and healing. We seek to work collaboratively with patients and their families, colleagues and communities to provide excellent patient-centered care, explore innovations in primary care, and support a context that fosters health by providing culturally sensitive and respectful care that empowers all those involved.

Boricua Latino Health Organization (BLHO)
BLHO is a Latino student group representing students within health professions from the northeast region of the United States. Its mission is to recruit Latinos into higher education, educate the public and one another about Latino health issues, advocate for increased Latino representation in health related areas, and promote awareness about social, political and economic issues as they relate to Latino health. It also serves to create a support network for Latino students.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest organizations focused on the needs and concerns of students of color. Established in 1964, SNMA has a history rich in community service and education focused on meeting the needs of under-served populations. The organization advocates for culturally sensitive health care services and education, as well as increasing and maintaining the number of underrepresented minorities in the medical profession. Einstein’s SNMA chapter is committed to these goals and organizes many events during the year.

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Established in 1995, APAMSA is a national organization aimed towards bringing together Asians and others interested in the health issues that affect Asians so that we may have a strong, collective, public and political voice. Einstein’s APAMSA chapter shares the mission of the national organization and is dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific Islander (API) awareness at a local level. Comprised of over 75 members, we are interested in both directly promoting the health and well-being of the Asian community as well as in helping all health care workers who work with these communities understand how to care for the Asian patient in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important forum for APA medical students to meet, exchange information and experiences and develop personally and professionally.

Remedy acts to reduce the waste of hospitals by recycling opened but unused medical supplies and providing them to clinics and healthcare facilities in need.

Viral Hepatitis Intervention Program (VHIP)
Medical Students volunteer for VHIP, a government-funded harm reduction program geared towards prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis in the Bronx community. It is run primarily by New York Harm Reduction and Education (NYHRE) and Einstein faculty. Students are closely supervised by Einstein faculty as they assist in giving vaccinations and phlebotomy, as well as providing health education.

Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
The mission of the clinic is to provide free, high-quality, comprehensive health care to the uninsured population. The clinic is open on Saturdays throughout the year, and students at all levels of their medical education volunteer to assist in patient care.

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