Multicultural Student Organizations at UW-Madison

There are a number of multicultural student organizations in the SOP and across campus that may be of interest to current and prospective pharmacy students:

  • AHANA (African Hispanic Asian Native Americans) is a pre-health professional organization for students interested in minority concerns and pre-health professional careers. AHANA aims to support, encourage, and maintain the interests of students of color and all students interested in diversity issues in pre-health professional careers (pharmacy, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, veterinary medicine).
  • Comrades Nontraditional Student Support Network  Comrades is a student organization that provides a support network for pharmacy students who identify as parents, students for whom pharmacy is not their first career, students with non-science backgrounds, and students with chronic medical conditions.
  • Medical Students for Minority Concerns (MSMC)  MSMC is a made up of medical students who care about minority issues in healthcare. MCMS strives to partner with other health professional programs like Pharmacy to improve upon minority health issues.
  • Multicultural Affairs Program in Pharmacy (MAPP)  The Multicultural Affairs Program in Pharmacy (MAPP) strives to bring together people of all backgrounds within the School of Pharmacy. Students from all walks of life are provided a source of social support and guidance within MAPP. MAPP also works to create a school-wide environment where every student can realize his or her full potential as an individual within the profession of pharmacy. MAPP is open to all School of Pharmacy students and those who are preparing for admission to the School of Pharmacy.
  • Pharmacy Global Health Interest Group (PGHIG)  The Pharmacy Global Health Interest Group (PGHIG) promotes awareness of and involvement in global health initiatives within the School of Pharmacy. PGHIG is open to all School of Pharmacy students. PGHIG works closely with the Office of Global Health, which exists to foster sustainable educational, service and research collaborations with partner institutions domestically and internationally in order to define and promote the roles of pharmacists in improving public health at home and abroad.
  • PRIDE in Healthcare   PRIDE (Promoting Recognition of Identity, Dignity, and Equality) in Healthcare is a student organizations open to graduate-level health sciences students and faculty. The health sciences include medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, and public health. PRIDE in Healthcare also works collaboratively with students and faculty in social work and clinical psychology. PRIDE focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in healthcare and LGBTQ health disparities.

Many other multicultural student organizations exist on campus, and information about these can be found on the Multicultural Student Center Website.